Rally at Wisconsin Capitol against gun control laws met with counter-protest

Chris Hinkley, of Waukesha, attends Saturday’s We the People rally against gun control laws at the state Capitol with a "Don’t tread on me" flag. The flag was designed in 1775 to support the American Revolution. Counter-protesters tried to shout down gun rights demonstrators at Saturday’s We the People rally with chants, instruments and whistles. A few dozen people, some armed with rifles, handguns and extra ammunition, gathered outside the state Capitol Saturday to protest potential gun control measures they fear could come from either newly inaugurated Gov. Tony Evers and his administration or the federal government. Attendees of the We the People rally spoke primarily of three amendments to the U.S. Constitution they believe are under threat: the Second Amendment, which guarantees the right to bear arms; the Fourth Amendment, which protects citizens against searches and seizures without due process of law; and the 14th Amendment, which awards all protections of the constitution to any person born or naturalized in the U.S. As the small group gathered at the top of the Capitol steps facing State Street, the rally was met with counter-protesters who met on the 100 block of State Street and advanced to the lower levels of the steps to shout down the We the People speakers. Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain said about 45 people attended the We the People rally and there were about 250 counter-protesters. No arrests were made, DeSpain said. Steve Robinson, of Marquette County, who attended the We the People rally, […]

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