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Hundreds attend “Guns Across America” rally in Harrisburg

Several hundred people gathered outside the state Capitol in Harrisburg Saturday for a rally against gun control dubbed “Guns Across America.”

“It’s not a matter of the gun. The gun doesn’t kill the person, it’s the guy behind it. That bullet doesn’t jump off a shelf and fly itself into somebody’s skull,” said Dave Schultz, who attended the rally.

The rally was one of 49 held in state capital cities across the country. Thousands of people attended nationwide to collectively take a stand against gun control.

“Something’s gotta be done. We’ve got to push back at least some, or we’re going to lose everything.” said Siobhra Dewar, a gun owner.

Many people who showed up blasted the President’s 23-point gun control plan released this week. The proposal includes a ban on assault rifles and making federal data available for background checks.

“They’re going to slowly start taking away little bits at a time until we’re completely disarmed. And the normal person won’t have a gun,” said gun rights supporter Daniel Yaromey.

Democrats in Washington plan to introduce an updated bill to ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines this coming Thursday.

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5 Comments to “Hundreds attend “Guns Across America” rally in Harrisburg”

    Jay Weaver said:
    January 20, 2013 at 2:16 AM

    I refuse to do business with any company that supports the Eastern Sports and Outdoor show this year. The time has arrived for every Patriotic American to stand up, dig in and just say no to anyone and everyone who threatens our right to bear arms as defined in the Constitution drawn up by our founding fathers. I am sick of the political rhetoric of aspiring politicians with agendas that threaten my beloved country. I am sick of the whining girly boys and wimps who espouse socialist values of entitlement, bigger government, more and higher taxes on the working middle class and now ….. my right to bear arms. Come take them Sparky …… I am prepared to defend my Country again if I have to.

    Colt357 said:
    January 20, 2013 at 8:58 AM

    O.L.N. your a better than thou crazy person,. You may mean well but that doesn't make your opinion Gods law or the right to take God's word out of context. God gave us the right to protect ourselves from evil.

    big guns said:
    January 20, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Did anyone actually read everything OLN said? I didn't, strange strange dude… I vote for satan!

      guest said:
      January 20, 2013 at 1:53 PM

      Really stupid thing to say. You vote for Satan? Dumb.

    LTC(Ret) said:
    January 20, 2013 at 1:58 PM

    I hope our somnambulant Senator, sleepy Bob Casey, doesn't go off on his Obaminoid confiscation quest while hoping to be re-elected. If he is not careful, the Philly and Pittsburgh machines might not be enough to save him.

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