CONCORD,NH-Hundreds lined the State House lawn Thursday in objection to any attempts by lawmakers to pass new gun control legislation.
The purpose of Thursday's rally was originally to protest a bill which would repeal the "Stand Your Ground" law which allows for the use of deadly force in a manner of self defense, but shortly grew into a rally of support over Second Amendment rights.
Protester and advocate Jack Kimball said " We feel we're on the right side of the law, and they are on the wrong side of the law." Kimball added, "So what this is about ,this whole rally is to make sure we protect our Second Amendment rights both in New Hampshire and, of course nationally."
While Rep. Steve Shurtleff of Penacook, the man behind the bill to repeal the "Stand Your Ground" law, said he recognized the passion of those at the rally. "The fact that so many people showed up today at the Statehouse, that's always healthy"; Shurtleff also said "It's always good for democracy".
As there were no reports of any problems during the rally, gun advocates who organized it say they plan to hold another rally in February.