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Mon., Jan. 21, 2013, 1:08 a.m.

Hundreds Rally For 2nd Amendment

Dale Heimbigner of Coeur d'Alene carries an ArmaLite AR-50 at the Second Amendment rally outside Black Sheep Sporting Goods on Saturday. (Alecia Warren/press)
Dale Heimbigner of Coeur d'Alene carries an ArmaLite AR-50 at the Second Amendment rally outside Black Sheep Sporting Goods on Saturday. (Alecia Warren/press)

Dale Heimbigner of Coeur d'Alene carries an ArmaLite AR-50 at the Second Amendment rally outside Black Sheep Sporting Goods on Saturday. (Coeur d'Alene Press photo: Alecia Warren)

Hundreds amassed at a Second Amendment rally on Saturday, many hefting signs blazoning their stance on potential federal gun regulation. As encouraged by nonprofit Oath Keepers that organized the event, many who gathered outside Black Sheep Sporting Goods were packing. Most carried handguns and semi-automatic rifles. One touted an ArmaLite AR-50. Several legislators and activists took the stage, all condemning Congress' pursuit of a ban on assault weapons, or the creation of a gun-owner registry. "I have trained about 9,000 out at our facility (on gun use)," said Ed Santos, owner of Center Target Sports, as he addressed the crowd by a massive American flag. "I see that as 9,000 reasons for criminals to go somewhere else, or think twice before thinking to rob or injure an Idahoan"/Alecia Warren, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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