Missourians rally at Capitol as part of ‘Guns Across America’

Mixed in with the hundreds of people that showed up Saturday to show support for the 2nd Amendment were this group of friends and their parents from Fredericktown, Missouri. From left are 10-year-old Ella Sikes, 9-year-old Macey Seabaugh and 7-year-old Zoe Sikes, each holding up an informative sign that they made for the event that was held outside the Capitol.

Mixed in with the hundreds of people that showed up Saturday to show support for the 2nd Amendment were this group of friends and their parents from Fredericktown, Missouri. From left are 10-year-old Ella Sikes, 9-year-old Macey Seabaugh and 7-year-old Zoe Sikes, each holding up an informative sign that they made for the event that was held outside the Capitol. Photo by Shaun Zimmerman.

Hundreds of Missourians gathered at the Veteran’s Memorial on the north side of the Missouri Capitol Saturday afternoon to rally for the Second Amendment, which allows Americans the right to keep and bear arms.

Missouri’s “Guns Across America” demonstration was one of many held at Capitols across the country, in response to proposed gun control measures at the federal level.

“It was important enough for our Founding Fathers to include in the Constitution and it’s still important today,” said Melvin Altis of Kansas City, who attended the rally with his wife, Erma.

Lexi McGuire of Kearney said she attended the rally because she ....

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