2nd Amendment Rally at the Statehouse
Updated: Friday, February 8 2013, 12:54 PM EST
COLUMBUS -- The second amendment is taking center stage at the statehouse in downtown Columbus.
More than a hundred gun rights advocates have gathered to voice their opinion about their right to carry a gun.
The crowd started gathering around 10 a.m. Friday, and many of the gun supporters drove from all around the state.
Some proudly displayed their guns with them strapped around their necks.
There is a wide range of people in attendance from college students to grandparents who are all defending the second amendment.
Brenda Walter says, "I'm a 65-year-old grandmother and a small business owner. I'm proud to be a gun bearer."
Tim Samaniego says, "This is the greatest country in the world. The only way we're going to keep our freedom and ensure our freedom is with the second amendment."
Tracy Maxwell Heard (D) plans to introduce a bill to tighten gun laws in Ohio. Heard says, "There's restrictions in terms of who should and shouldn't be in possession of licenses and weapons. But there are a lot of loopholes like at gun shows where anyone can walk in and purchase any kind of weapon that's for sale there."
Columbus police were on hand to make sure no confrontations happened, but there were no problems.
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