To carry or not to carry?
Eric Fink has the answer in this report. Video by IdahoOnYourSide.comvideo
All across the country Saturday, American citizens will gather at statehouses to recognize their Second Amendment rights.
The Boise "Guns Across America" event begins a 12 p.m.at the Capitol. The rally's expected to draw hundreds.
"All the people that are going to be there are a complete cross section of Idaho," Robert Krone, the owner of R.K. Gunsmithing in Nampa said. "Young, old, professional, non-professional, they're all Idahoan, American gun owners, they are part of the solution, not part of the problem."
Rally organizers say they will not discourage people from bringing their firearms inside the Statehouse.
According to Idaho State Police carrying firearms inside the Capitol building is a protected right.
"Citizens can open carry a weapon inside the Statehouse," Idaho State Police Lt. Brad Doty said. There are no extra rules or extraordinary rules."
Police expect a peaceful demonstration Saturday. Rally organizer Jason Robinson plans to bring his 3-year-old daughter.
"This is not a gathering of ex-cons and felons and thugs," Robinson said. "This is a gathering of families that enjoy firearms legally and are celebrating that we are allowed to do that. Those rights are in our nation's founding documents as well as our state's."
Krone was asked to speak at Saturday's rally.
"I just can't think of anything more patriotic," Krone said, "more constitutionally friendly then using your First Amendment rights to espouse about the Second Amendment."