Ready, Aim…: Gun Rights Groups Rally In DC

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April 19, 2010: Two pro-gun groups gather in the Washington, D.C.-area to advocate for more lenient gun laws in the U.S. One group is unarmed, and one armed.

Here, activists at the Washington Monument dress as Button Gwinnett, George Washington, and Patrick Henry. This “Second Amendment March” did not allow firearms, and a number of pro-gun groups, such as the United States Concealed Carry Association, the Oathkeepers, and the U.S. Gun Owner’s Association, attended.

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Dick Heller, the defendant in the landmark Supreme Court case District of Columbia v. Heller, speaks to the crowd. In his case, the Supreme Court held that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to possess a firearm for private use in federal enclaves.

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A pro-gun rights activist attends the “Restore The Constitution” rally at Gravelly Point Park in Arlington, Virgina, where attendees were encouraged to be armed.

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