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NRA, Gun Advocates Rally For Gun Rights

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DOVER, Del. - The big guns of the National Rifle Association are out in Dover and they did not hesitate to take shots at the President's gun safety proposal.

"This is all about our constitutional right to bear arms for lawful purposes," said John Sigler, former NRA national president and current chairman of Del. Republican Party.

"If we equipped our Army with the AR-15, they'd be beaten by any Army in the world," said David Keene, NRA president.

With 1,600 gun advocates and Second Amendment supporters spoke out against not just President Obama's plan, but also that of Del. Governor Jack Markell.  

"Criminals aren't going to pay attention to this," said Kurt Drew. "None of the things they've proposed would have changed what happened in Newtown."

"Everywhere you have excessive gun control you have the opposite, you have increases in crime, more home invasions," said Steve Cucinotta.

Even after a recent ad attacking President Obama, the NRA is still taking aim.

"At least the President in his statement made a bow in that direction," said Keene. "Whether he follows through on that or whether that was coverage simply to implement an anti-gun agenda is yet to be seen."

But Keene tells WMDT the focus should be school safety.

"Every kid in every school in this country ought to have a right to go to school knowing it's secure. You can tighten the infrastructure of the school itself. You can have teachers in some places armed."

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