DOVER, Del.- The president of the National Rifle Association, David Keene, was in Dover to take part in a 2nd Amendment Freedom Rally Sunday. The NRA leader was met by hundreds of supporters, who are against the President's newly proposed gun regulations.
President Obama has called for a ban on military-type assault weapons and high capacity magazines. Delaware Gov. Jack Markell announced his plans for similar state legislation just last week. NRA leaders said it was time to take a stand against what they believe to be an infraction against rights granted by the 2nd amendment.
"The President and the Vice President didn't go into designing a program designed to make our children safe," said NRA President, David Keene. "What they did was they developed a program to use our children to go after guns."
The 2nd Amendment Freedom Rally was held at the Modern Maturity Center in Dover. Hundreds turned out to show and voice their support for the NRA's stance. Gun owner and NRA member Dave VanKavelaar was on hand, and sees no reason why he should have to relinquish his firearms.
"Being the owner of a military style weapon, I don't feel that I should have to give that up," said VanKavelaar.
Outside of the rally, everyone was not on the same page. Melissa Carey is a Dover resident who said she stands behind the President and his quest to ban those types of weapons.
"There is no reason for people to have these assault weapons in their home unless they're going to be doing negative things with them," said Carey.
Hunters and sportsmen at the rally were afraid that if these new measures were passed, they would be punished for the actions of the select few. But there are supporters of the President's and Governor's plans that believe safety is the top priority, even if it comes with some restrictions.
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