Pro-Second Amendment rally to draw Statehouse crowd

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A national group supporting Second Amendment gun rights organized rallies at statehouses across the country, including in Indiana, Friday.

The Oath Keepers, which reports having more than 20,000 members, put together the national slate of rallies.

The rally at the Indiana Statehouse is scheduled for 10 a.m.

Group member Brian Dempster drove several hours from southern Indiana to show support for gun ownership rights and to speak out against recent gun control efforts.

“It’s quite obvious that these people are passionate and they feel like they’re doing the right thing,” Dempster said about gun control advocates.  “But, unfortunately, every time throughout history that guns are taken off of the streets [and] away from law-abiding citizens, crime rates go up.”

The Oath Keepers is a group consisting of current and former members of the armed forces and various levels of law enforcement and protection.  Dempster said published reports are true that many members of the Oath Keepers plan on disobeying certain orders if some of the gun legislation being discussed gets passed.

“There are a number of law enforcement and the military,” he said, “that have gone public and said they will not follow changes that would involve illegal search and seizure of firearms.”

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    • Chris

      They ought to prosecute any law enforcement people that refuse to follow the law and discharge any military that refuse too.They remind me of the folks that tried to prevent integration in the 60's

      • Jim

        Oath taken by the lowliest military recruit to elected official to POTUS

        "…. to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same;"

      • Lawyer Girl

        "an unjust law is no law at all" -Saint Augustine

        Integration is a completely different situation than gun control. Our gun rights are protected by the 2nd Amendment, which is supposed to be protected by President Obama and government officials. No where in the Constitution did it say "Segregation is an American right", for good reason. But it does say in the Constitution that it's a fundamental right for all to bear arms. Our founding fathers may not have been able to foresee what the future would hold, but they were smart enough to give this country life and they wrote the Constitution to PROTECT THE PEOPLE AGAINST A CORRUPT GOVERNMENT. Now, I'm not saying our government is corrupt, but wouldn't it be nice to know we could protect this country if it was? The whole reason why our country began was because of a corrupt government. Why let history repeat itself?

      • Robert Jsomebody

        Well said, but I will say the government is corrupt. Andrew Jackson knew it would happen with the creation of the national (centralized) bank, that's why he dissolved it. Since Wilson's presidency, we have re-created the national banking system and "authorized" (by what authority) a Federal Reserve. Nixon de-linked the dollar from gold, and since then, the dollar has lost 82% of it's value. Our national debt is over$16 Trillion in the hole. We are broke and can never pay it back, that's precisely why they keep borrowing and printing (counterfeiting for you and I). But guess where 7 of the 10 richest counties in the U.S. are? That's right, in Washington D.C. areas, where representatives buy Lambo's with cash, the devils den…

      • CJr

        Yeah,because the integration movement was the same thing… where people where fighting for their constitutional rights. You are right just have the wrong side of it this time. You are the one "refusing".

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