Gun rights supporters flock to Dover rally

By Mark Fowser 10:11am, January 21, 2013
A crowd estimated at 1,600 or more jams Dover's Modern Maturity Center for a Second Amendment rally, as gun owners face proposed measures to restrict access to firearms.

One participant tells Delaware 105.9 recent initiatives in the wake of the Connecticut school massacre would not accomplish their stated goals.

"We need to protect our children and taking the gun rights away from people is not going to protect the children," said one listener.

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The rally was organized by the Delaware Sportsmen's Association.

"I don't think this is going to be the last rally. I think you're going to see a couple more like this," says one organizer.

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NRA President David Keene spoke at the event, which comes less than a week after Governor Markell and other state officials announced a five-bill package they say would result in a safer environment around the state and in schools.

The package includes restricting access to large-capacity magazines and what they describe as military-style assault, semi-automatic weapons.

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