Guns-rights advocates rally in Doylestown

About 150 gun-rights advocates converged outside the Bucks County courthouse in Doylestown Saturday in support of the Second Amendment and to protest firearm restrictions. (Aubrey Whelan / Staff)
About 150 gun-rights advocates converged outside the Bucks County courthouse in Doylestown Saturday in support of the Second Amendment and to protest firearm restrictions. (Aubrey Whelan / Staff)
Posted: March 03, 2013

About 150 gun-rights advocates converged outside the Bucks County courthouse in Doylestown Saturday in support of the Second Amendment and to protest firearm restrictions.

Though most said they didn't believe they were in danger of having their guns taken away, many said they had been alarmed by gun control proposals by President Obama in the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings.

"I feel pretty safe in the state of Pennsylvania, but there are issues at the federal level that we need to stay on top of," said David Sager, 61, a member of Concerned Gun Owners of Bucks County, who organized the event.

Many attendees carried rifles openly; others waved signs on Doylestown's Main Street as cars driving by honked their horns.

Contact Aubrey Whelan at 215-854-2771 or awhelan@philly.com, or follow on Twitter @aubreyjwhelan

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