About 40 gun rights supporters have gathered at the state Capitol in Atlanta for one of dozens of rallies planned at statehouses across the U.S.
Saturday’s rallies come less than three weeks after hundreds of thousands marched in Washington, New York and elsewhere to demand tougher gun laws after the February school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17.
In Atlanta, a few people wearing “Black Lives Matter” T-shirts showed up at the rally and made videos, but didn’t interact with the ralliers.
A group called the National Constitutional Coalition of Patriotic Americans is spreading word of the rallies on social media. Organizers say they have permits for gatherings in 45 states. They are encouraging supporters to bring unloaded rifles, but only in states where it’s legal.