Pro-gun protest reaches California state capitol

January 20, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
Anger over President Obama's new gun control proposals reached our state capitol this weekend.

Hundreds of people showed up in Sacramento Saturday for a peaceful protest against gun control. The group is upset about the president's call for congress to pass bans on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines.

This "Guns Across America" rally is part of a national movement held in 49 states. Participants say they want to defend the right to bear arms.

"I'm not John Wayne, I'm not Clint Eastwood, or Dirty Harry, I'm not a cop. But I have the capability of protecting the innocent," said Derrick Callahan, protestor.

Supporters of President Obama's gun control proposals say they're needed to help prevent mass shootings like the one that killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut last month.


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