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.
— Denise Sawyer NBC (@DeniseSawyerTV) January 19, 2013
The rotunda inside the Idaho State Capital for National Gun Appreciation Day. pic.twitter.com/o34portI
— Chip Sayre (@acsayre) January 19, 2013
Gun appreciation day the the capital #foxct #guns http://t.co/ebKi8yrt
— matt gosciminski (@mattminski) January 19, 2013
So much signage at the Gun Appreciation Day rally at the Capitol. #mnleg pic.twitter.com/0e0V1UnY
— Jennifer Brooks (@stribrooks) January 19, 2013
Guess what, Twitter. Oregon just turned out 3000+ patriots at the Oregon Capitol. Booyah. #GunAppreciationDay pic.twitter.com/4qSkyxL6
— Benjamin Nanke (@BenQNanke) January 20, 2013
Great day among patriots at a #GUNAPPRECIATIONDAY rally at Texas State Capitol. Est crowd 2000. I'm bottom left corner pic.twitter.com/Jfmi1ir7
— Sharon Mena (@SMiddlebrook62) January 20, 2013
DPS estimates 1,500 law abiding Second Amendment supporters gathered at Texas Capitol for #GunAppreciationDay pic.twitter.com/KJ4xqF0K
— Bonzer Wolf™ (@BonzerWolf) January 19, 2013
My buddy @therongivens speaking at the CA state Capitol for #GunAppreciationDay #tcot #TGDN pic.twitter.com/pydUMjDJ
— Jeff Rainforth (@iResistAll) January 19, 2013
http://t.co/1epOAl1a Walked over to the TX Capitol during lunch and found some folks enjoying Gun Appreciation Day. http://t.co/UiSriIuB
— Aaron Peña (@AaronPena) January 19, 2013
1000's gather for Gun Appreciation Day in Hartford. http://t.co/HQkWgfbB
— Brad Ford (@Digetydog) January 19, 2013
Gun ownership is an adult responsibility. Gun-frightened, government-craving liberalism is a juvenile handicap #GunAppreciationDay
— Joe the Dissident (@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.
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