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USA: Gun rights activists slam Obama and Hillary Clinton at Olympia rally01:50

USA: Gun rights activists slam Obama and Hillary Clinton at Olympia rally

United States, Olympia
January 15, 2016 at 23:39 GMT -00:00 · Published

About 100 pro-gun activists carrying pistols and rifles, joined by pro-gun state legislators gathered outside the State Capitol in Olympia, Washington State on Friday, to show their opposition to the anti-gun legislation.

The activists carried placards reading including "individual liberty" and "natural rights are not gifts from the government." Speaking to the crowd, the Washington State Representative and Republican Graham Hunt said that "the government as she mentioned does not give as these rights. These are rights we are born with. They are unalienable rights. They can't be given, they can't be taken away, you can give them away, they are yours."

"Obama is a faker and a liar and he doesn't know any truth or any facts. He wants to disarm Americans so that he can perpetuate his Utopia all Europe," said a protester called Bob.

Earlier in January, US President Barack Obama announced that the White House is introducing new legislation that would expand background checks for gun buyers. “Anybody in the business of selling firearms must be get a license and conduct or be subject to criminal prosecutions," announced Obama at a press conference in which he was visibly emotional. The new requirements have by-passed Congress as the president utilises his executive power to push through legislation.

The issue of gun control gained urgency in the US following a series of multiple mass shootings in 2015 which generated a national outcry.

USA: Gun rights activists slam Obama and Hillary Clinton at Olympia rally01:50
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About 100 pro-gun activists carrying pistols and rifles, joined by pro-gun state legislators gathered outside the State Capitol in Olympia, Washington State on Friday, to show their opposition to the anti-gun legislation.

The activists carried placards reading including "individual liberty" and "natural rights are not gifts from the government." Speaking to the crowd, the Washington State Representative and Republican Graham Hunt said that "the government as she mentioned does not give as these rights. These are rights we are born with. They are unalienable rights. They can't be given, they can't be taken away, you can give them away, they are yours."

"Obama is a faker and a liar and he doesn't know any truth or any facts. He wants to disarm Americans so that he can perpetuate his Utopia all Europe," said a protester called Bob.

Earlier in January, US President Barack Obama announced that the White House is introducing new legislation that would expand background checks for gun buyers. “Anybody in the business of selling firearms must be get a license and conduct or be subject to criminal prosecutions," announced Obama at a press conference in which he was visibly emotional. The new requirements have by-passed Congress as the president utilises his executive power to push through legislation.

The issue of gun control gained urgency in the US following a series of multiple mass shootings in 2015 which generated a national outcry.

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