Gun Owners Celebrate National Gun Appreciation Day
Written by Erin MacPherson
Last updated on January 21, 2013 @ 2:34PM
Created on January 19, 2013 @ 3:35PM
President Obama's proposals to create stricter laws on gun ownership has gotten some people pretty worked up. But there were many gun owners who came together in Taylor County Saturday morning to appreciate our second amendment rights.
The Gun Appreciation Day Rally in Grafton was a spur of the moment event. The man who organized it told 5 News with everything going on recently he felt he needed to do something.
"I just felt like there was a need for it. For people to get together and discuss what's coming up, their feelings on it. You know, everybody has an opinion," said Dennis Schumaker, Organizer.
The organizers were pleased with the turnout for it being such late notice. They had snacks, guns for sale, and an area for people to
"We have things here. We have NRA membership sign-ups if they want to do that and different kinds of literature on gun control," said Schumaker.
On top of all that, they had a petition for people to sign to express their feelings on importance of guns in the culture of our Mountain State.
"We want the congressmen and our state representatives to understand the feelings of the pro-gun and gun owners in the state. How we stand. How we feel," said Ken Ickes, Employee.
The main purpose of Saturday's event was to let people in the area know about President Obama's plan.
"Let the people aware of what's happening to people's gun rights, what they're trying to do. Some of it is pretty straight forward," said Ickes.
Some of the gun owners told me they're just nervous about what could happen because shooting guns is something they've done all their life.
"Some of us get together sometime and we just shoot hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of rounds at just the targets. It's fun. It's a blast, said Hugh Radcliff, Gun Owner.
Gun Appreciation Day is a national event celebrated across the United Sates. This is only the pro-gun aspect of this controversial debate, but 5 News would like to know both sides of the issue. Leave your thoughts on the comments section of this story.
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