2013-01-23 / Local & State

Gun Rights Protesters Rally At Pa. Capitol

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Scores of protesters have rallied at Pennsylvania’s state Capitol in support of gun rights and to protest proposals for gun control. WHTM-TV says Saturday afternoon's event was part of a nationwide movement called Guns Across America.

Participants told the station that they favor the universal background checks advocated by the president but not other proposals.

The rallies, primarily organized via social media, are being held days after President Barack Obama unveiled a sweeping package of gun-control proposals.

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