ANGOLA, Ind. (WFFT)- Hundreds gathered to promote protection from tragic events like school shootings and other violent acts, but they say the only way to do that is to honor the second amendment.
"We understand what's going on in the world today, all the shootings, and we're mad about that, but we also believe there's a different way to handle that rather than trying to blame someone's constitutional rights,"Tom Cochran said.
Cochran and other gun advocates gathered outside of the courthouse in Angola to defend their 2nd Amendment rights.
"We have kids too, the people that are 2nd Amendment advocates, we have families, we have children, and we want them to feel safe also. Taking away our right to protect our family and our kids does not help that," Cochran added.
With recent events like the school shooting in Florida, they are hoping the 2nd Amendment will remain how it is, and as a student Corey Brown said he understands the opposing view, but to eliminate guns completely, is something he does not agree with.
"It's not like the other side is saying gun owners are bad. They're saying they don't like guns in general, and we need to look at the idea to protect ourselves in any tragic incident," Brown said.
Even though the discussion on gun control is on going, they all hope to find a solution everyone can agree on.