NRA rally challenges Rendell one gun per month idea

    Second Amendment advocates packed the Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg yesterday for a pro-gun rally headlined by the president of the National Rifle Association.

    Second Amendment advocates packed the Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg yesterday for a pro-gun rally headlined by the president of the National Rifle Association.

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    The Second Amendment rally has become an annual rite of spring in Harrisburg, but the event took on more meaning in the days after Governor Rendell’s new high-profile campaign for gun control measures.

    Rendell has voiced support for a bill that would limit handgun purchases to one a month.

    NRA president John Sigler told the crowd the government doesn’t have the power to ration constitutional rights.

    Sigler: What if you were limited to one newspaper a month? Or one church service a month? Or how about one jury trial or one visit to your lawyer? Or better yet, one gathering like this? And why simply one a month? Why not make it one a year? Or one a lifetime?

    Pro-gun advocates filled the Rotunda, spilling into the hallways and balcony.

    A Department of General Services spokesman says Capitol police had to temporarily seize 63 handguns rally attendees brought into the building.

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