About 80 people gathered at South Dakota's state Capitol in Pierre on Saturday to show their support for gun rights.
Many of the people carried signs supporting the Second Amendment at the event that took place inside the Capitol Rotunda.
Ed Assman, of Pierre, helped organize the rally. He is a Vietnam War veteran and former law enforcement officer. He says the people attending the event believe that "an armed populace is not a dangerous thing." Assman says he is "100 percent" opposed to the idea of restricting the availability of assault weapons.
Assman says 99 percent of gun owners are law-abiding citizens.
The rally in Pierre was one of several around the country organized by gun rights advocates at state capitols.
Most Popular Today
Sioux City Riverboat Casino Prepares For Last Day
- 2.Retail & Restaurants
New Fitness Center Opening In Sioux Falls
New Hotel Coming To Southwest Sioux Falls
Riverboat Casino Ends Operation In Sioux City
- 5.Your Money Matters
Hiring A Roofer
Wednesday Morning Business Brief
Wednesday Afternoon Business Brief
Thursday Morning Business Brief
Wednesday Evening Business Brief
Thursday Evening Business Brief