Some California residents have had enough of the state’s gun control efforts. On Sunday, protestors peacefully marched on California’s State Capitol building in Sacramento, voicing their opinion that the gun control measures clearly violate their Second Amendment rights as American citizens and they are seeking change.
March organizer Jacob Shockley said he was tired of his rights being trampled.
“We’re tired of California lawmakers trampling on our gun rights,” he said.
The mile long stretch of sidewalk between the two spots was crowded with Second Amendment supporters who were encouraging people to fight for their beliefs. Sacramento Police and California Highway Patrol officers were present, but there were no incidents. The modified definition of an assault weapon went into effect on the first of the year.
Demonstrator David Bouilly said he believes what these protesters are doing is important to the political process of the state.
“These demonstrations are an important part of the political process this gets the public noticing the cause,” Bouilly said.
Shockley and Bouilly denounced the newly implemented California law that alters the definition of an “assault weapon.”
“California is making it illegal to own certain types of rifles. It’s very frustrating,” Bouilly said.
Both agree that there are too many rules, regulations, laws that don’t make sense.