A 2nd Amendment rally drew several hundred people to the Grice Gun Shop in Clearfield Saturday.
“Good morning 2nd Amendment supporters.”
That was Tom Grice greeting the crowd. Grice has been holding the 2nd Amendment rally for at least five or six years. He said this year was the largest turnout yet.
“I think people understand now that it’s really under attack, more than ever, and they want to know what to do, they want to come get information, they want to learn,” Grice said.
Todd Herman, from Curwensville area, was one of those in the large crowd. He served six and a half years in the U.S. Marine Corps, including two tours in Iraq.
“There’s always going to people that blame the gun for these terrible acts that mentally deranged or just pure evil commit," Herman said. "It’s not the gun. It’s never going to be the gun.”
U.S. Representative Glenn “G.T.” Thompson was one of the speakers. Like Grice, Thompson pointed to an opinion piece by retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens calling for repeal of the 2nd Amendment.
“Sadly our 2nd Amendment rights are under attack. The liberal far-left, they finally made their intentions very clear," Thompson said.
Thompson pointed to legislation to create registries, expanding waiting periods, or raising the age for gun ownership.