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Gun rights rally Monday at Idaho Capitol

Marchers celebrating their 2nd Amendment rights will gather at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Boise Center on the Grove’s fountain and arrive at the Capitol by 11 a.m.

Brief speeches will follow and participants will meet with lawmakers, who will be urged to support yet-to-be-introduced gun rights legislation.

The event is sponsored by the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance. Organizers encourage participants to meet with their lawmakers.

A news release follows:

Don’t Miss the Huge Second Amendment Rally in Boise!
Sponsored by the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance

Monday, January 13, 2014 from 10:30 AM until 2:00 PM

The plan is for rally participants to meet at the Boise Center on the Grove near the water fountain and to march from there to the Capitol building. Those who wish to take part in the march should be at the water fountain by 10:30 AM, and the march will begin promptly at 10:50 AM. (Those who do not wish to march should plan to arrive at the Capitol steps prior to 11:00 AM.)

Once the marchers reach the Capitol steps there will be a few guest speakers who will each make some brief remarks. All Idaho legislators have been invited to meet with rally participants on the Capitol steps at this time. The legislators will be presented with proposed legislation for expanding and defending our Second Amendment freedoms.

After the activities on the Capitol steps conclude, rally participants are encouraged to walk the halls of the Capitol and to speak with any and all legislators they meet about these critical Second Amendment issues. Rally participants are also encouraged to make appointments to meet with their legislators personally.

Remember that this is an election year and that all 105 members of the Idaho legislature will face primary elections in May and the general election in November. The election is when legislators receive their ‘performance reviews’ from We the People! Those who refuse to defend our Second Amendment rights and who—either openly or covertly—work to subvert our efforts must be given a ‘performance review’ commensurate with their performance as a legislator.

You can RSVP and find additional details at idahoansforliberty.com/rally and any questions or comments may be directed to info@idahoansforliberty.com.

Dan Popkey came to Idaho in 1984 to work as a police reporter. Since 1987, he has covered politics and has reported on 25 sessions of the Legislature. Dan has a bachelor's in political science from Santa Clara University and a master's in journalism from Columbia University. He was a Congressional Fellow of the American Political Science Association and a Journalism Fellow at the University of Michigan. A former page in the U.S. House of Representatives, he graduated Capitol Page High School in 1976. In 2007, he led the Statesman’s coverage of the Sen. Larry Craig sex scandal, which was one of three Pulitzer Prize finalists in breaking news. In 2003, he won the Ted M. Natt First Amendment award from the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Association for coverage of University Place, the University of Idaho’s troubled real estate development in Boise. Dan helped start the community reading project "Big Read." He has two children in college and lives on the Boise Bench with an old gray cat.

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