March for Our Lives organized a rally at the capitol building in Idaho on Saturday to call for an “end to gun violence.”
Approximately 200 individuals attended the event in support of March for Our Lives. A crowd of roughly 85 counter-protesters, organized by the Idaho Liberty Dogs, was across the street from the Jefferson Steps.
Speakers at the event called for lawmakers to act to protect kids in schools. Some of the speakers said they are scared when they attend school.
March for Our Lives has called for better mental health and varying forms of gun control.
Some of the gun control the group is advocating for is a national gun registry. Additionally, the group says on their website they are also advocating for,
…a ban on assault weapons, high-capacity magazines, and other weapons of war; policies to disarm gun owners who pose a harm risk; and a national gun buy-back program to reduce the estimated 265–393 million firearms in circulation by at least 30%.
The rally came at a time when a group of bi-partisan U.S. Senators has been negotiating on potential gun control measures, in addition to potential legislation for addressing mental health.
No reports of arrests were made, and several videos Idaho Dispatch reviewed online showed individuals from both sides debating the issue, but no altercations were observed. Idaho Dispatch did not see any reports from the Boise P.D. on arrests made at the event.
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Tags: 2nd Amendment, Gun Control, Hands Off Our 2A, Idaho Liberty Dogs, March for Our Lives