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Pro-Gun Rally In Concord Attracts Large Crowd

More than 300 people attended a pro-gun rally held at the New Hampshire Statehouse Saturday.

Hundreds of second amendment advocates came to the event holding signs that said things like “Gun Bans Don’t Disarm Criminals” and “Keep New Hampshire Free.” Several New Hampshire lawmakers and citizens spoke at the event.

“This is the straw that broke the camel’s back!” said Republican Representative Joe Duarte of Candia. “The second amendment should not be touched.”

Republican Representative Al Baldasaro of Londonderry led the rally. He called for people to again converge on the statehouse Tuesday as lawmakers consider repealing the so-called Stand Your Ground law.

The rally was a part of a nationwide protest called Guns Across America, which was organized in the wake of the President’s recent executive actions and call for stricter gun control legislation.

Before becoming a reporter for NHPR, Ryan devoted many months interning with The Exchange team, helping to produce their daily talk show. He graduated from the University of New Hampshire in Manchester with a major in Politics and Society and a minor in Communication Arts. While in school, he also interned for a DC-based think tank. His interests include science fiction and international relations. Ryan is a life-long Manchester resident.

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