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
— matt gosciminski (@mattminski) January 19, 2013
— Jennifer Brooks (@stribrooks) January 19, 2013
— Benjamin Nanke (@BenQNanke) January 20, 2013
— Sharon Mena (@SMiddlebrook62) January 20, 2013
— Bonzer Wolf™ (@BonzerWolf) January 19, 2013
— Jeff Rainforth (@iResistAll) January 19, 2013
— 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.