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It’s hard to say whether it was a first, but it was certainly unusual: a pro-gun rally in the District.

And in front of city hall, no less, where elected officials in the heavily Democratic city have no qualms about promoting some of the strictest gun laws in the nation.

About 40 young people waved signs and voiced loud support for Second Amendment rights in the front of the John A. Wilson Building on Friday, capturing the attention of passing motorists and tourists with their argument that increased gun ownership equals increased public safety.

The rally occurred two days after an unarmed security guard was shot in the arm at the Family Research Council, a conservative organization in the District’s busy downtown, and in the wake of Mayor Vincent C. Gray vowing to preserve the city’s strict gun laws after the incident renewed debate about firearm safety in the city.

Read more at the Washington Times

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