Utah residents gather in front of the Capitol opposing a government that spits on the Constitution
On Saturday, hundreds of Salt Lake City residents united in front of the Capitol building to draw the attention of the authorities to the fact that the Second Amendment is not empty words.
"CRIMINALS OBEY GUN LAWS LIKE POLITICIANS HONOR THE CONSTITUTION," was written on one of the signs in the crowd.
People ambiguously made it clear that an attempt to disarm people could turn into a new civil war, and those who come to take away legitimate firearms will be the first to suffer in it.
"In 1776 they demanded we turn in our weapons ... We The People SHOT THEM IN THE FACE," read the banner on one of the protesters.
This rally started after the Utah authorities proposed tightening control over firearms, including searches and forced seizures.
"We as citizens and supporters of the Constitution need to make sure that we hold our politicians in check to follow the Constitution of the United States of America," said Barry Wood with the Utah Patriot Coalition, according to KUTV 2.
Some activist groups reported their participation in the rally, including the Open Carry Utah, Oath Keepers, Utah Shooters, Utah Firearms Association and the Utah Gun Exchange.