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Gun enthusiasts from around the commonwealth have been told to press lawmakers to preserve and expand their right to have firearms.

About 200 people gathered at the Capitol for Tuesday’s annual “Right to Keep and Bear Arms Rally.”

Speakers and activists urged lawmakers to approve an expansion of the state’s self-defense law that would allow a person to use lethal force in self-defense without first trying to retreat from an attacker. Opponents say they are concerned that the change could lead to more urban violence.

National Rifle Association President David Keene attended the rally and told The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News that advocates have scored important victories in the Keystone State.

But Kim Stolfer, chairman of Firearms Owners Against Crime, said gun rights advocates still have a lot of work to do.

Source: The Associated Press via Daily Journal.

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