Gun stores and shooting ranges in Las Vegas and across the country were packed with people honoring the first Gun Appreciation Day. Those people disagree with President Barack Obama's push for stricter gun control laws.
Supporters of Gun Appreciation Day demonstrated around the country in favor of keeping the current gun laws just as they are. This is after Obama announced his new gun control plan on Wednesday, which includes a stronger assault weapons ban.
Employees and customers at the Clark County Shooting Complex say the facility was busier than usual for a Saturday, with people like NRA member Scott Conti. Conti visited several shooting ranges to support the so-called gun holiday. "Our Second Amendment has never been more in danger than it is today. We need to show this administration that we're not going to stand for it under any circumstances," he said.
Meanwhile, actress Jodi Russell has mixed feelings on the issue after shooting an assault rifle for the first time. She visited the range while researching a movie role. "It shows me how dangerous they really are because it's a lot of power you're holding in your hands," said Russell. She says shooting the rifle helped her understand Obama's plan to tighten gun laws.
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