Various gun rights supporters gather at Capitol for 2nd Amendment March

Various gun rights supporters gather at Capitol for 2nd Amendment March

1 / 5 guns.jpg Three firearms pictured at the Second Amendment March at the Capitol on Sept. 23, 2021. Credit: Sheldon Krause Thursday morning was a cold, drizzly day as a crowd of people gathered in front of the Capitol building for the 12th annual Second Amendment March. Bunched under a tent many listened to several speakers discuss Second Amendment rights. Founder Skip Coryell started the march in 2009 with a stated goal that a rally would take place in Washington D.C. “I started the march back in 2009 after Barack Obama was inaugurated,” Coryell said. “The community in general was really afraid that we would lose our Second Amendment rights because of the things he’d said on the campaign trail.” Since then, they’ve focused mostly on Michigan-based events and advocacy. Master of Ceremonies Joel Fulton, of Freedom Firearms, kicked off the event by citing a Benjamin Franklin quote concerning the trade-off between liberty and safety. “Freedom lets other people have choices,” Fulton said. “People make bad choices sometimes, but it’s still about freedom, and I would rather have the animated contest for freedom than peaceable servitude. I do not want to be a slave.” This sentiment of freedom over safety was echoed throughout the event. Second Amendment and gun rights advocacy groups had tables at the event where they were able to promote their businesses, sell merchandise and engage in conversation. Tommy Troyer of Second Amendment Processing was there to support the march, and to raise awareness for […]

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