Second Amendment supporters celebrate Gun Appreciation Day at state capitols
Organizers of the first national Gun Appreciation Day urged responsible gun owners to visit gun stores, gun shows and gun ranges “to send a loud and clear message to Congress and President Obama” on Second Amendment rights. Many took a more direct approach, converging on state capitals to take their message directly to their elected representatives. For a first-time event, crowds were impressive.
“Guns Across America” rallies are taking place in 49 state capitol buildings today, for Gun Appreciation Day.
— DeniseSawyer.com (@DeniseSawyerTV) January 19, 2013
The rotunda inside the Idaho State Capital for National Gun Appreciation Day. twitter.com/acsayre/status…
— Chip Sayre (@acsayre) January 19, 2013
— matt gosciminski (@mattminski) January 19, 2013
Gun appreciation day rally capital 3000+ wow! twitter.com/frozenliberty/…
— joes6pack (@frozenliberty) January 19, 2013
— Jennifer Brooks (@stribrooks) January 19, 2013
— Eric Alvarez (@WZTVEricAlvarez) January 19, 2013
— Benjamin Nanke (@BenQNanke) January 20, 2013
— Sharon Middlebrook (@SMiddlebrook62) January 20, 2013
— Bonzer Wolf™ (@BonzerWolf) January 19, 2013
— ✪ iResist ✪™ (@iResistAll) January 19, 2013
— Aaron Peña (@AaronPena) January 19, 2013
— Tea Party Boise, Inc (@TeaPartyBoise) January 20, 2013
1000’s gather for Gun Appreciation Day in Hartford. courant.com/community/hart…
— Brad Ford (@Digetydog) January 19, 2013
Gun Appreciation day, here in Utah,I LOVE what our capitol here in Salt Lake Cityis doing!Awesome turnout, no violence and God Bless NRA !
— Shyanne Shimp #TGDN (@shy_shimp454) January 19, 2013
Gun ownership is an adult responsibility. Gun-frightened, government-craving liberalism is a juvenile handicap #GunAppreciationDay
— Joe the Patriotic (@joethepatriotic) January 20, 2013
It’s National Gun Appreciation Day! Get out to the Range, Store, Rally! Show that you value your 2nd Amendment Rights! #RedNationRising…
— MAMA JUKES (@MamaJukes) January 19, 2013
Widespread, peaceful demonstrations proved how essential citizens’ First Amendment rights are to the preservation of their Second Amendment rights — if only convincing people of the reverse could be done so simply.