A group of Central Texans stood up for their Second Amendment rights.
Saturday was the first time, the Central Texas tea party participated in a nation wide "Day of Resistance."
"Basically people have to be aware that our rights are being stripped from us and we have it documented throughout history that when the guns are taken away from people, so are their other rights," said President of the Central Texas Tea Party Judy Brady.
And the message was clear, you're not taking our guns.
"I hope that they recognize that the people are not going away, that we are here to turn this country around," said Brady.
"The constitution is the only thing that we have that preserves our rights. The rights of citizens, the right to vote, the right to own our weapons," said gun supporter John Coleman.
But not everyone one at the event was keen on the idea of Americans owning guns.
"Since the December shooting rampages Newtown Connecticut, there have been 241 gun deaths. That's 79 Newtowns," said gun protester Larry Egly.
So how does he recommend defending your family?
"I would hope that we could deal with it non violently. I could stand in front of the children, I could reason with the gun person, I could pray, I could try to grab something and throw it at him," said Egly.
But gun supporters like Judy Brady said that's just not going to cut it.
"We need to return to our constitutional roots both on the democratic side and republican side. It's just not the type of country I want to leave to my grand kids," said Brady.
Brady said it's not only about having weapons taken away, but more about their American rights being stripped right from their hands.
The gun rallies are to show support of the Second Amendment right to bear arms, and to oppose some recent gun-control proposals that came about after the Sandy Hook shootings.
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