April 13, 2018

Second Amendment Advocates Prepare for Indianapolis Rally

Original story from   WVPE-FM

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Second Amendment advocates gathered in Valparaiso across the street from the March For Our Lives rally that was scheduled for the same time.  - Barbara Anguiano / WVPE

Second Amendment advocates gathered in Valparaiso across the street from the March For Our Lives rally that was scheduled for the same time.

Barbara Anguiano / WVPE

The National Constitutional Coalition of Patriotic Americans will host a pro Second Amendment rally in Indianapolis on Saturday.

The event is expected to run about two hours, and coincides with similar events in state capitals across the country.

Saturday’s rally will take place at the Indiana Statehouse, where attendees will gather to hear speeches from state representatives, such as Republicans Jim Lucas and Jim Baird, along with second amendment advocates.

One of those advocates is Jack Pupillo of Valparaiso. Last month, Pupillo organized a rally in support of gun rights; on the same day and same time as the March for Our Lives protest taking place outside of Valparaiso’s city hall.

“I think there are a lot of people who are willing to stand for their individual rights and the right to own a gun, but they just have nowhere to go,” Pupillo said, “I was surprised by how many people sprung up and immediately started helping me and join the cause.”

Pupillo estimates more than 500 people will attend the rally tomorrow.

“It’s really about pro-individual liberty more than about guns,” Pupillo said, “The Second Amendment is just part of individual rights.”

The rally is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m., with a march around the Capital Complex afterwords.  

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