Ron Bateman

Gun rights advocates stage rally outside State House

Gun rights advocates stage rally outside State House

Calling passage of Maryland gun control bills earlier this month the first steps toward stripping Americans of their rights, Second Amendment advocates staged a rally Saturday outside the State House, urging Gov. Larry Hogan to veto the legislation.

About 200 to 300 protesters gathered at Lawyers Mall in an event timed to coincide with similar rallies in state capitals around the country.

Annapolis protesters, some of whom marched from the State House to City Dock and back, carried signs that read “Democrats Disarm the Innocent” and “Informed Moms know Guns Are Not the Problem,” and wore T-shirts with messages such as “I’ll Stick to My Guns.”

One of the speakers, Anne...

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