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Second Amendment Rally Saturday

Updated: Monday, February 17 2014, 11:43 PM EST
Supporters of the Second Amendment plan to rally again in downtown Asheville this weekend.

The first event was held last year and ruffled a lot of feathers. This year, organizers have a different plan to get their message across. They're telling those who plan to attend to bring signs and wear an empty holster. It's another way to emphasize the right to bear arms.

At last year's Second Amendment Rally in downtown Asheville, more than a hundred people, some with guns, showed up at the event. The purpose was to speak out against the government infringing on the right to bear arms.

But the demonstration sparked quite the controversy. Asheville city councilman, Cecil Bothwell believed the event violated city ordinance. But law enforcement saw no problems with people carrying weapons so no arrests were made.

So to avoid a problem all together this year, the Mountain Area Citizens' Political Action Committee is telling attendees to leave their guns at home.

Gun supporter, Carl Mumpower will be speaking at the event. He says the government is going after the easy target and hopes this event helps remove the stigma tied to guns.

"Why in the world is it wrong for us to want to have a weapon in our home, or in our car or sometimes on our person to protect to protect ourselves too. I think that is what America is about. The ability to live in a free and liberated land safely," said Mumpower.

The second annual event will be this Saturday at noon at Pack Square near the Vance Monument. A large crowd is expected to attend.
Second Amendment Rally Saturday


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