BULLITT CO., Ky. (WHAS11) – More than 100 rallies were held in 30 states as part of a national day of resistance of proposed gun rights.
With the tightest gun control measures written in more than a decade, gun owners flocked to the Knob Creek Gun Range in Hardin County to voice protection of their right to bear arms.
Gun enthusiasts say responsible gun owners shouldn’t be punished and they shouldn’t have to worry about their constitutional rights being threatened.
“The main problem with guns is that they are being demonized to the public and make people think that a person with a gun is dangerous,” gun owner Justin Willis said. “We’re not criminals. We’re not people that are trying to look for people to hurt.”
Saturday’s date was no coincidence. February 23 or 2-2-3 was the same caliber used in AR-15’s.
It’s the same weapon used in the Sandy Hook Tragedy. Those who mentioned anything about gun control we’re met with “I think it should stay the way it’s always been.”
Rally participant Les Naiman says he wants his grandchildren to experience the same rights he has when it comes to bearing arms.
“I was born in 1945. I want my beautiful Abigail and Emory and my two grandsons to have what I had,” Naiman said.
Attendees of the rally said they hope the dozens of rallies held across the country sends a strong message to Washington.