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Gun Owners Planning Big Rally at the Capitol Today

Sane, reasonable Second Amendment supporters rally in St. Cloud in 2013

Sane, reasonable Second Amendment supporters rally in St. Cloud in 2013

Today at noon gun lovers from across the state are gathering on the steps of the Capitol to rally for increased Second Amendment rights.

It's part of Minnesota Gun Owners Lobby Day (#MNGOLD). So if you're around the Capitol this afternoon and see a bunch of people wearing maroon t-shirts, that's what's going on.

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After the rally the group will head inside to meet with various lawmakers. House majority leader Rep. Kurt Daudt and assistant Senate minority leader Warren Limmer are joining the activists. The demonstration is sponsored by Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee and the Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance.

"As law-abiding Minnesota gun owners, we've spent far too much time playing defense," the event's Facebook page reads. "At noon on Monday, January 26th, gun owners from across the state will flood the Minnesota State Capitol to deliver a clear and powerful message:

We vote our Second Amendment rights -- it's time you did, too!"

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