SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Gun rights supporters gathered in downtown Sacramento’s Capitol Park on Saturday as part of a nationwide rally.READ MORE: 'Hate Seeing Animals Go Through That': Panicked Pup Finally Rescued After Months Running
They called it “A Day of Resistance” and say it’s part of the resistance movement to preserve their right to bear arms.
“We’re pro Second Amendment. “Basically, we want to have the ability to have weapons to defend us from tyranny at home,” one supporter said.READ MORE: Unmasked Crowd At Yuba City High School Basketball Game Leads to School District Investigation
More than 700 gun supporters rallied around the Vietnam Memorial. They say they support the right to bear arms and that gun control laws aren’t the solution to end violence.
“Taking away guns because people misuse them is like getting rid of cars because people drive drunk,” Michael Dagnino said. “The machines themselves are unbiased. It’s the humans that use them.”MORE NEWS: 'One Chip Challenge': Social Media Trend Involving Spicy Chips Lands Lodi Students In Emergency Room
Sacramento’s rally was just one of 140 others like it across the country, many in California such Bakersfield, San Diego and Ventura County.