Hundreds gather for Day of Resistance

Published On: Feb 23 2013 07:10:19 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 24 2013 11:08:47 AM CST

Feb. 23, 2013: Hundreds gathered outside the arms room in League City for Houston Day of Resistance. They said they're fighting to keep their Second Amendment right to bear arms. Camille Williams reports.

HOUSTON -

Hundreds gathered outside The Arms Room in League City for Houston Day of Resistance. They said they're fighting to keep their second-amendment right to bear arms.

The rally came more than a month after President Barack Obama announced his plan to reduce gun violence. The president issued 23 executive actions in addition to laws he wants congress to pass.

Some at Saturday's rally said they feel their second-amendment rights are being threatened.

"I think that the last time they tried that the crime didn't go down," said Tommy Horner.

"I really think he's trying to take away our weapons away from us, and we're here to uphold the second amendment," said Kay Shifflet.

Obama's 23 executive actions include launching a safe and responsible gun ownership campaign, provide incentives for schools to hire more resource officers and to maximize enforcement efforts to prevent gun violence and prosecute gun crime.

Some League City residents said more gun laws are OK as long as they don't infringe on the second amendment.

"It's got it's pros and cons. Everything will have it's ups and downs," said Josh Weed. "I agree with the stricter regulations and everything, psych screenings and everything like that. That's great."

"I think it will help to a certain extent as far as doing mental checks and stuff like that, I think that would be good," said Kathleen Weed.

Recently, League City, which has a high number of concealed handgun licenses, approved a resolution not to comply with any new gun laws from the federal government.

The Houston Day of Resistance rally is one of many peaceful gatherings happening across the nation.

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