Dwayne Locklear with his AR-15 during the Pledge of Allegiance Friday morning at the Georgia Second Right Rally outside of the Gold Dome. (Photo by Joeff Davis)
Gun rights supporters gathered in front of the Georgia Capitol Friday morning and early afternoon for the “Georgia Second Right Rally.” This afternoon’s planned speakers included the leaders of gun-rights organizations, military veterans, and state Rep. Ed Setzler, R-Acworth, and state Sen. Barry Loudermilk, R-Cassville. A Capitol Police officer estimated approximately 250 people listened to this morning’s speeches. (An organizer put that figure closer to 100 people.)
A fired-up Ray McBerry of Georgia First stood under a red, white, and blue banner and denounced President Obama. “We don’t intend to allow a foreign-born Marxist in the White House, or his Marxist attorney general, to destroy 200 years of American liberty,” McBerry said. He added that “We don’t plan on allowing them to use staged crisis events to have pretext for destroying American liberties.” He was answered with applause and cheers.
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