Gun-rights supporters rally in Hillsborough to support Second Amendment

Gun-rights supporters rally in Hillsborough to support Second Amendment

Hundreds of gun-rights advocates rallied in Hillsborough on Saturday to show their support for the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution at a time when several mass shootings have led to calls for greater gun control. Attendees, some wearing empty gun holsters because weapons were legally prohibited at the march, waved signs and heard passionate speech in defense of gun rights. Organizers said the rally was needed because of the anti-gun sentiment that has emerged since the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Organizers had expected 200 to 300 people to gather at the old Orange County Courthouse. “We’re not trying to incite people or rabble-rouse,” Ashley Campbell, an event organizer, said in an interview with WCHL before the march. “One of our goals is to provide an opportunity for local officials, who mostly promote gun control, to listen to their constituents’ concerns. Most interactions between constituents and their representatives have it the other way around.” Breaking News Be the first to know when big news breaks Recaptcha requires verification. I’m not a robot reCAPTCHA Privacy – Terms The Parkland shooting has led to marches around the country, many organized by students, calling for stronger gun laws. Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% Current Time 0:00 / Duration 2:17 Raleigh’s March For Our Lives draws thousands Advertisement Thousands marched from City Plaza to Halifax Mall in Raleigh to speak up in the national conversation around gun violence which was sparked by the school shooting […]

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