NJ residents rally at capital to support gun ownership

Pro-gun activists took to their states' capitals today to support the right to own firearms, including residents of the Garden State. Ralliers say the Second

Ralliers say the Second Amendment and their right to bear arms is under attack, specifically from President Barack Obama's proposals to reduce gun violence, and from gun control advocates lobbying for bans on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.

Ralliers say the Second Amendment and their right to bear arms is under attack, specifically from President Barack Obama's proposals to reduce gun violence, and from gun control advocates lobbying for bans on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. (1/19/13)

TRENTON - Pro-gun activists took to their states' capitals today to support the right to own firearms, including residents of the Garden State.

Ralliers say the Second Amendment and their right to bear arms is under attack, specifically from President Barack Obama's proposals to reduce gun violence, and from gun control advocates lobbying for bans on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.

Protesters say they want to send a message to elected leaders.

In Elizabeth, Sen. Ray Lesniak and community leaders took part in a New Jersey Anti-Violence Coalition meeting. Lesniak says he's proposing state legislation focus on curbing violence, as well as supporting gun control and mental health programs.

"I'm not against the Second Amendment. I'm not against guns. I'm against weapons," said Lesniak. "I was in the army and given a weapon, a killing machine. We don't need weapons in our society. That's what I'm against, these weapons of mass destruction."

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