Hundreds of thousands of people marched in cities across the United States calling for restrictions on guns. Now, gun rights activists say its their turn
Gun rights supporters will hold rallies across the country this weekend. They are trying to fight back against calls for gun control. This comes just weeks after thousands marched to demand tougher gun laws.
Josh Bieck organized the rally for Fort Wayne. It will be held in front of the Allen County Courthouse Saturday afternoon. He expects at least 200 people to be in attendance.
Bieck said the public outcry to restrict access to guns has gun owners concerned.
“This is the first time in history that people are actually marching to take away their rights,” he said. “You know we’ve had soldiers overseas… people who have fought and died for this. For a lot of people, it means a lot to them.”
Councilman Jason Arp says in the last few weeks other cities in Indiana are asking the state for stricter gun regulations. He too, is concerned about infringing on citizen’s constitutional rights. He plans to speak at the rally.
“The second amendment, gun rights and the right to defend yourself… those are all things kind of baked into what it means to be an American,” he said.
Bieck said there is fear that ultimately the government will take guns away from citizens on regulation at a time.
“There are certain things that have been in legislation as far as assault rifles and the bump stock, things like that. Chipping away little by little.”
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