Posted at: 04/23/2013 9:57 PM
Updated at: 04/23/2013 9:58 PM
By: Alan Hoglund
Amid disaster around the nation, gun control legislation hasn't been getting quite as much attention in Washington over the past week. But Northland community members are bringing attention back to the gun debate.
About one dozen people waved signs on Duluth's London Road Tuesday afternoon with a group called Second Amendment for Everyone. They joined together in support of the Second Amendment, or the right to bear arms.
Participant, Jack Kuriger, told Eyewitness News the government is trying to take away Second Amendment.
Kuriger said "the Second Amendment rights were put in our Constitution to protect those rights. It had nothing to do with deer hunting...it was to protect the people from a tyrannical government."
Last week, a bill making background checks mandatory for anyone buying a firearm at a gun show or online, failed in the Senate. But President Obama and other gun control supporters have said it won't stop their efforts to reduce gun violence.
A news release promoting Monday's event called the votes in Congress "victories."