At state capitols across America Saturday, second amendment supporters joined nation-wide “Guns Across America” rallies
The rally supporting the right to bear arms was held at noon at many state capitols and in Bryan County as well.
Kenneth Inman realized many local second amendment supporters could not make it to Oklahoma City to join the rally at the state capitol.
“The question arose, can we do it locally?” said Inman. Inman decided Wednesday to organize a local rally and promptly set up a Facebook page to promote it.
Inman contacted State Representative Dustin Roberts and Durant Police Reserve Cpt. John Wyatt who both agreed to speak at the rally held in front of the Bryan County Courthouse.
Inman said that he is “only an NRA recruiter and American Citizen,” but he feels that we are the caretakers of what our forefathers started.
He said it is our job to protect the bill of rights. Approximately 60 people showed up on the courthouse lawn to join the rally.
Wyatt said citizens must fight to protect not only their second amendment rights but also our first, ninth and tenth amendment rights as well which ensure citizens are given proper rights not specifically listed in the constitution.
Wyatt urged everyone in attendance to gather 100 more people to make the voice of the people heard.
Roberts delivered a message of the same tone. “Make your voice heard for our constitutional rights,” said Roberts.
Roberts said “I’m a card-carrying, gun-loving individual.” He said that Washington seems to have forgotten that not every gun owner wants to shoot people or show off.
Roberts said that in states that have passed open carry laws, crime rates have “skyrocketed down.” Roberts informed the crowd that there are plans to insure Oklahomans can have guns.
Roberts said if a gun is manufactured solely in Oklahoma, bought in Oklahoma and stays in Oklahoma it is not bound by international trade laws and cannot be taken by the federal government.
Plans to recruit gun manufacturers into the state are currently being discussed.
“Let the companies come in here. I’ll take jobs,” said Roberts.
Roberts said he was also told by U.S. Congressman Markwayne Mullin that he too would be fighting against Obama on this matter.
The rally ended with a round of “God bless America” and several discussions over constitution rights and current laws as people slowly dispersed from the area.