A crowd of hundreds braved a punishing winter wind Sunday to demonstrate on the front steps of the magnificent Rhode Island State House in support of second-amendment rights. The rally, which I covered for The Providence Journal, was one of 50 such planned for every state by Gun Rights Across America.
Scenes from the rally:
|Atop the State House dome stands The Independent Man, a monument to Roger Williams, father of Rhode Island, first in America to espouse freedom of speech and religion|
|A broader shot of the rally|
|Exercising 1st Amendment rights.|
|The view from behind the speakers, Providence Place Mall in background.|
|The State House steps are popular for wedding photos. This party posed before the gun-rights rally began. What a bitterly cold day to marry!|