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Gun rights groups rally at state capitols nationwide

Apr 16, 2018 5:00 am

Randall Chase is reporting for the Associated Press gun rights advocates rallied at state capitols across the country April 14, in opposition to stricter gun-control laws and what they believe are existing threats to their constitutional right to bear arms. Hundreds gathered in peaceful protest in Albany, Atlanta, Boston, Indianapolis, Montpelier, Vermont, Austin, Texas, and other cities. The coalition behind the rallies describes itself as a collection of patriotic-based groups that "come from all walks of life, including Three Percent groups and local militias." The Three Percent movement vows to resist any government that infringes on the U.S. Constitution. A group called the National Constitutional Coalition of Patriotic Americans spread word of the rallies on social media. Read the full story in the Times Union.