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Hundreds of gun rights supporters rally in downtown Augusta

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AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

Marjorie LaPan shouldered her shotgun and her young nephews carried their less dangerous water guns to a gun rights rally at the Augusta Common to show their support for the Second Amendment. 

"The constitution gives us the right to bear arms and it's not just for hunting it's also for home protection. I just don't think there should be any more regulations, we have plenty," said LaPan.

Her husband, Mel is worried that legislation aimed at banning assault rifles and high capacity magazines are just the first steps to take away their gun rights.

"Our freedoms are being eroded little by little," Mel LaPan, said.

The LaPans, along with hundreds of other gun rights supporters came together in the name of freedom Saturday afternoon with buttons, flags, signs and of course, plenty of guns.  

For several hours there were speeches from Second Amendment advocacy groups, such as the Libertarian Party of the CSRA and Georgia Carry.

"We're not about shooting stuff up and killing people, that's absolutely not what we're about. We are about safe, responsible self defense and political citizenship," said rally coordinator Evan Scureman.

He hopes their message will spread and grab the attention of lawmakers.

"When they see these things start popping up all over the country, they're going to take heed," Mel LaPan, said.

Scureman says the local libertarian party is considering organizing another gun rights event soon.

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