Lehigh Valley gun rights advocates rally against Second Amendment challenges

Lehigh Valley gun rights advocates rally against Second Amendment challenges

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Gerard Stezelberger, owner of Relic Hunter Firing Line on Egypt Road, addresses a gun-rights crowd during a rally Saturday at his business. Pictured with him are Berks County attorney Joshua Prince (left) and Allentown blogger Chris Ford. (Anthony Salamone/The Morning Call) The four-hour rally at Relic Hunter Firing Line was held amid a festive atmosphere, with food for sale, literature to read, and music to enjoy by radio station WAEB-AM, which promoted the event. Some who came to the rally proudly wore their handguns in holsters. Others wore NRA caps or clothing. One man sported a black T-shirt with the words “F— Your Gun Free Zone.” “The media will tell you that most people will want more gun laws,” Gerard Stezelberger, owner of Relic Hunter Firing Line on Egypt Road, told a crowd of about 50 or so gathered under a tent and dozens more on the grounds. “Talking to people every day as a business owner, I don’t find that to be the case at all, because we already have laws." Dozens of people listen to speakers at the start of a four-hour gun-rights rally Saturday at a rifle club in North Whitehall Township. (Anthony Salamone/The Morning Call) He rejected as biased national polls showing that most Americans favor tighter gun controls. And he used his platform to rail against media that publicize such reports. “In the Lehigh Valley, that enemy of freedom takes the form of The Morning Call and other similar news organizations,” he said, calling […]

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