Gun advocates hold armed rally in Alexandria

At "Restore the Constitution," activists show their support for the Second Amendment

Published April 19, 2010 3:24PM (EDT)

Gun rights activists are carrying holstered handguns and unloaded rifles at a northern Virginia rally to show their support of the Second Amendment.

About 75 people, many of them carrying firearms, gathered for the start of the "Restore the Constitution" rally Monday morning at Gravelly Point Park in Alexandria.

The protesters say they will keep their handguns holstered and rifles unloaded at the event. Organizers say it's the first armed rally in a national park since a law was passed allowing people to carry firearms in national parks.

Just miles away in the nation's capital, Second Amendment advocates were protesting at the Washington Monument. Those demonstrators were unarmed, abiding by Washington, D.C.'s strict gun laws.

By Associated Press

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