OLYMPIA — About 200 people gathered Sunday on the Capitol Campus to rally support for gun rights, two days after the Washington chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America held a rally there.
Sunday’s gathering belonged to those who believe strongly in the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms.
And many did just that by bringing a firearm to the rally.
“Many participants are expected to openly carry firearms, as is allowed under state law,” the state Department of Enterprise Services, which manages public events and activities at the Capitol grounds, announced in a news release. “There is no prohibition against carrying weapons on Capitol grounds.”
Following the singing of the national anthem and saying of the pledge of allegiance, several speakers lined up to address the crowd.
Lynda Wilson, chairwoman of the Clark County Republicans, kicked things off by talking about how she’s the mother of three daughters and the “disparity of force” between men and women.