Annual Gun Rights Rally Draws Hundreds to Pennsylvania Capitol

Pennsylvania lawmakers are hearing from hundreds of gun rights activists in what's become an annual Harrisburg event.

Speakers at the Second Amendment Action Day outside the state Capitol on Tuesday exhorted attendees to fight for their right to own and keep firearms.

The rally participants are fanning out across the building to make the case directly to state lawmakers. Several dozen state representatives and senators joined them on the front steps.

This is the 10th year for the event, which is organized by Rep. Daryl Metcalfe. The Butler County Republican is among the Legislature's most ardent advocates for the rights of gun owners.

A spokeswoman for the anti-gun violence group CeaseFirePA says they'd rather the attendees and lawmakers were working on things the group feels would actually improve public safety. 

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