Hundreds of gun-rights advocates expected at Second Amendment rally in Hillsborough

Hundreds of gun-rights advocates expected at Second Amendment rally in Hillsborough

Steve Huegel, of Youngsville, N.C., sports his empty gun holster at the Grass Roots North Carolina Second Amendment Freedom Rally in Raleigh, N.C. on Tuesday, February 5, 2013. Huegel, his wife and kids all had concealed carry weapons permits. Gun-rights advocates plan to rally Saturday in Hillsborough to celebrate the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Organizers expect between 200 and 300 people to attend the rally, from 10 a.m to noon at the old Orange County Courthouse. Weapons are prohibited — state law forbids firearms at protests and rallies, while an Orange County ordinance bans them on the courthouse grounds. Hillsborough Mayor Tom Stevens said he has no concerns about the gathering. No one covers what is happening in our community better than we do. And with a digital subscription, you’ll never miss a local story. SIGN ME UP! “People have the right to gather and make their point of view known,” Stevens said. “I do expect people to have strong feelings when a national issue comes to our sidewalks. We just want people to be engaged in a safe way.” The rally will take place not far from the Eno River Farmers Market, which opens at 8 a.m. and is a gun-free zone. Numerous people, including state and congressional candidates, will speak. Organizers have also invited Mark Robinson of Greensboro to speak. Robinson delivered a passionate speech to the Greensboro City Council in April about gun ownership. It went viral among gun-rights advocacy groups. Speakers from Grass […]

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