In Augusta, 2nd Amendment supporters to rally in gun-free zone

In Augusta, 2nd Amendment supporters to rally in gun-free zone

AUGUSTA — Hundreds of people expected to attend a 2nd Amendment Rights Rally set for Saturday on the grounds of the State House complex would be well-advised to leave firearms at home. Regulations authorized under state law say only police officers can carry weapons on state-owned and controlled property in Augusta. That includes the planned rally site at the plaza between the State House and Cross Office Building, making it a “gun-free zone” for everyone but police. About 175 people attend a rally protesting gun control legislation and supporting gun rights in Wiscasset on March 9, 2013. A rally in support of the 2nd Amendment is planned Saturday in Augusta. (Portland Press Herald file photo by Gregory Rec) But that message became confused on Thursday after the Associated Press reported that national organizers were encouraging gun rights supporters to bring unloaded rifles to rallies at state capitols across the […]

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