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Hundreds attend gun-rights rally at Arkansas Capitol

By Emma Pettit

This article was originally published April 15, 2018 at 4:30 a.m. Updated April 16, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

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Second Amendment supporters (from left) Ed Matowitz, Gary Nicholson and Jackie Fortin listen to speakers at Saturday’s rally outside the state Capitol.

Gun-rights supporters attend Saturday’s Second Amendment rally in Little Rock. Similar rallies were held in state capitals across the nation.

Sitting on state Capitol steps Saturday, Gary Nicholson racked his 12-gauge shotgun to show why he believes the firearm is superior for self-defense.

Gun-rights supporters attend Saturday’s Second Amendment rally in Little Rock. Similar rallies were held in state capitals across the nation.

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Print Headline: Hundreds attend gun-rights rally; Organizers of Capitol event cite desire to counter protests

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TimberTopper says... April 15, 2018 at 7:25 a.m.

Nobody's coming to take our guns, boys. So you can bury that thought and do something worthwhile, with your minds and hands.

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RBear says... April 15, 2018 at 7:33 a.m.

Agree TT. It's part of the FUD message that helps the NRA sell their sack of lies. For all the claims by gun nuts that they are a force to be reckoned with, only 300 showed up at the Capitol compared with the thousands that showed up advocating reasonable gun control measures.
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"The rally was put on by the Hiwaymen, an organization that describes itself as a patriot group that advocates for Confederate history ..." In other words, racists even if they claim they aren't.

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sjmays says... April 15, 2018 at 8:17 a.m.

Wow -- maybe I need to get a gun. I'm not willing to walk into a concentration camp in America -- really scary. Actually the only Americans I know who have been put into a camp were Japanese Americans during war world II. I wonder if they wouldn't have had to go if they had a gun.

What does secular education have to do with guns? If they are trying to link guns with Christianity, I don't know how that works since Jesus was a pacifist.

Having a sign that Gun Control = More Crime. That really does scare me since we seem to have a shooting every night here. I would hate to see what it would be like with no guns.

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Packman says... April 15, 2018 at 10:21 a.m.

Hey Timber - Your're lying. Politicians across the country have voiced support for 2A repeal and confiscation of sporting rifles. Stop lying.
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Hey RBear - 100 million gun owners. Come at us, bro.
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Hey sjmays - Jewish people massacred by Hitler tells you what it was like with no guns. Are you really that dumb?

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incrediblade says... April 15, 2018 at 10:35 a.m.

I was quoted in this article and I would like to provide some context. My actual quote was in relation to "CRASE" training I have received. We are taught that in the event of an active shooter, we should gather as many potential victims as possible, find an area we think will provide cover and hunker down and wait for police to arrive, not "roam the halls looking for someone to shoot like blood thirsty animals", fighting (engaging the shooter) only if absolutely necessary.

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RBear says... April 15, 2018 at 11:23 a.m.

Hey Pack, where were they at? BTW, even larger numbers of non-owners. But only idiots like you make elections single-issue.

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GeneralMac says... April 15, 2018 at 12:21 p.m.

I will start out with quotes responding to TreeTrimmer (1st post of the day )

sjmays............" ban all guns"
PopMom..........." ban all semi automatic rifles"
RBear........" show a need"
haha406........" require registration of all guns"

Now, responding to RBear's post at 11;23................he just called BOLTAR an idiot .
Yes, BOLTAR said he IS making con control his #1 voting priority.

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GeneralMac says... April 15, 2018 at 12:25 p.m.

I didn't see any gray haired men " whooping it up" and laughing hysterically.

Evidently this protest group think gun rights isn't a laughing matter.

Contrast that to the pro-abortion march where that old lady was laughing hysterically because abortion is just so darn funny.

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DerbiRider says... April 15, 2018 at 12:28 p.m.

The peruse of the words "freedom" and "patroit" as calling cards to to right wing hate and fear inculcated individuals is sickening.

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titleist10 says... April 15, 2018 at 12:40 p.m.

Crimes are committed by thugs who do not buy their guns they steal them law abiding citizens need guns to DEFEND THEMSELVES AND PROTECT THEIR FAMILY AND PROPERTY FROM THESE WORTHLESS POS

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