Rally Held To Protect And Defend The 2nd Amendment

BUTLER (KDKA) — They came from around Western Pennsylvania to protect and defend the Second Amendment.

“The Second Amendment is part of our inalienable freedoms, and the fact that it is part of the constitution that protects their First Amendment rights as well,” said Rich Wilson with Firearm Owners Against Crime.

“We are tired of having our rights predicated on the misdeeds of criminals, and there is an assault going on on rights now — especially the Second Amendment that is not only unethical and uncalled for, but it is also anti-American,” said keynote speaker Kim Stolfer.

Hundreds attended the event in Diamond Park in Downtown Butler — and many took advantage of an open carry day declared by the mayor.

“What we have to do is make people aware about the constitutionality of the Second Amendment, what that means, and how it relates to the other amendments of the Constitution,” one person said.

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Some of the speakers came from law enforcement — including Butler County Sheriff Mike Slupe — who urged safety among owners through practice.

“The gun that I carry, I train with. I want you to do the same thing,” he said.

The event was not a political rally for a particular party or candidate, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t strong opinions. Still this event was all about defending the words of the U.S. Constitution.

“The stigma, the bias, the prejudice — it’s as if somehow we make ourselves safer by having four ounces of cloth covering a firearm right here. It doesn’t make us any safer. All it is is a way of burying the reality of people carrying firearms,”


One Comment

  1. 2nd amendment supporters always right to the part that states “the right to keep and bare arms, while ignoring the beginning that states ” a WELL REGULATED MILITIA being NECESSARY, which provides the government to regulate weapons and a militia is actually not necessary any longer with the armed forces and the national guard.

  2. Pennsylvania Constitution States Article 1 Section 21:
    The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the State shall not be questioned.. What do you not understand about the statement “Shall NOT be Questioned”…!!!!

  3. Edgar… You are 100% correct.

  4. Open Carry Day???? Everyday is open carry day in PA! You can legally carry openly anywhere, anytime in PA other than in a motor vehicle. Guns must be unloaded in a motor vehicle unless you have a concealed weapons permit.
    So many people are ignorant of this law it isn’t funny, and alot of people actually pay money for a “Sportsman Firearm Permit” which allows exactly what they can already do for free!
    Learn your laws people.

  5. Rynaldo, I think you are misreading the Second Amendment. The militia has nothing to do with the army and well regulated has nothing to do with government regulation. In this case “well regulated” means well trained and practiced as in you regularly train. The militia is made up of citizens 18 to 49 and are used to protect our communities and homes which the army is not allowed to do.

  6. The 2nd grants no rights. It does not confer the right to bear arms, and in fact, has nothing to do with it. The 2nd was written by the people as a condition of ratification of the US Constitution. It places limits on federal and stat powers. I severely limits the ability of the government to make laws.

    Sorry, but most of the people in the video are wrong.

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