GUN RIGHTS GROUPS RALLY AROUND THE COUNTRY February 24, 2013
Dozens of people showed up for Kirkland Day of Resistance rally. CLICK TO ENLARGE
(KIRKLAND, WA) -- The coordinated rallies across the country on Saturday were collectively called Day of Resistance rallies and they were held in most states across America by gun owners fearful of the prospects of new gun regulations coming in the wake of the Newton child massacre.
In Washington State rallies were held in Kirkland, Anacortes, Camano Island, Yakima and the Tri-Cities. In Kirkland the event was organized by the 2nd Enforcers group and was held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Central Avenue at 3rd Street.
Below is a short video of the Kirkland rally.
The rallies ranged from small groups of people to hundreds depending on the location. In some locales, such as Sevierville, Tennessee the Tea Party got involved to help boost turnout to an estimated 500 people.
The main page of the movement's website called for the American people to "stand together in defiance to protect the right that protects ALL of our rights, the 2nd Amendment!"
In the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy Americans across the country, including many gun owners, are calling for what they see as common sense regulations on firearms such as a ban on high capacity bullet magazines and assault style rifles.
Gun owners are fearful of these regulations and say they would only be punitive actions against law abiding gun owners and would do nothing to stop criminals from getting guns.