FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- Nearly 300 people gathered outside the Allen County courthouse Saturday for a rally in support of the second amendment.
Demonstrators said the rally was about protecting their freedom, bearing their firearms, signs, and American flags.
"There's no greater freedom than being able to protect yourself. That proceeds your ability to speak and your ability to associate, because if you can't protect yourself you're completely at the mercy of people who have firearms or who can threaten your life," said Nathan Ferrise, a speaker at the rally, adding if we don't stand up to evil in the world, it will spread.
Omarh Williams is also a gun owner, and was at the rally. He said he's fighting for his rights, because the government isn't.
"This gun on my shoulder here is to protect my life and the life of my children. To make sure that we stay free, to make sure this world stays free. I will fight any threat, foreign or domestic, for my right to keep my firearm," Williams said.
He said banning firearms won't stop the violence.
"If you get rid of the guns, don't you give criminals a free pass to make it mandatory to make us the victim?"
Williams also said he would like to talk to anyone who is anti-gun, and educate them.
"Get informed. Learn. What is a gun? How do you operate a gun? What are the safety features of a gun?...Our constitutional rights will not be infringed upon at all," Williams said.