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Second Amendment rally attracts hundreds in Sevierville

1:01 AM, Feb 24, 2013   |    comments
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Hundreds rallied in support of the Second Amendment on Saturday in Sevierville.

Multiple rallies took place across the U.S. as a part of a nationwide "Day of Resistance."

The rallies are in response to proposed legislation for stricter gun laws.

Hundreds showed up for Sevierville's rally, which may have been the largest in Tennessee on Saturday.

"We believe in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and we see it being eaten away. While we were busy working and raising our families, the country changed," said Mary Hayden, who attended the rally.

Jan Murray held a sign that read, "Give me liberty, I will not give up my guns."

"I feel like our current government is threatening our well being and it's changing our country into something I don't recognize," Murray said.

The proposed legislation calls for background checks, an assault weapons ban and limits on ammunition magazines.

The bill would not take away guns, but there is a concern it could lead to that.

"I personally don't own any firearms but they serve a vital function in society, the right to defend your own life. It's the most basic right there is," said James Arthur.

"It may help them be more vocal, maybe get in touch with their representatives and let them know that the silent majority don't need to be silent," said Tim Sinard.

People in Memphis, Greeneville, and Nashville also took part in "Day of Resistance" rallies.

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