Thousands attend SC gun show, hundreds at rally


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Thousands of gun supporters are voting with their feet and their wallets in South Carolina's capital.

A couple of hundred people came Saturday to the South Carolina State House for a local rally part of what national organizers called Gun Appreciation Day. Gun rights groups see the day as an effort to opposed new gun and ammunition restrictions proposed by President Barack Obama.

Thousands more attended a gun and knife show held at Columbia's Jamil Temple.

Many attending the gun show or the State House rally said interest was high because of President Obama's proposals.

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Hootie said on Saturday, Jan 19 at 7:21 PM

Obama/Biden's views infiltrated USC professor evidently....story he told when interviewed is not the story I've grown up with....think he's evidently doing his own interpretation of the US Constitution,#2. Could be wrong...just saying I've always been taught that the 2nd allows citizens to bear arms and protect one's family - esp.since the current admin wants a socialistic govt not a republic - in my opinion. SAD,SAD 8 yrs for the USA but he isn't king....

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Robert Lee said on Saturday, Jan 19 at 9:45 PM

Obama dont see its a problem to just spit in our founders face.It is a SAD SAD 8 years for sure.

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