Gun Advocates Speak at Mo. Capitol Following President's Executive Action
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Gun Advocates Speak at Mo. Capitol Following President's Executive Action

Date: January 16, 2013
By: Matt Evans
State Capitol Bureau

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As President Obama was at the White House unveiling his gun control proposals, gun rights advocates were meeting at the Missouri state Capitol.
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Applause filled the Capitol Rotunda as gun rights advocate Marc Perez finished his speech at the rally.

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Description: "If we start prohibiting and banning the second amendment to the Constitution, what's next?"

Also there was Bell City High School science teacher Chris Blattel. He stood behind Perez holding a sign that read "teachers for concealed carry." Blattel says he supports teachers being able to carry guns in school.

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Description: "Well I think it's a good idea because in a gun-free school zone, you're basically a sitting duck."

Bell City R-II is a small school district in northeastern Stoddard County.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Matt Evans. Newsradio 1120 KMOX.

Intro: 
As President Obama unveiled his 23 executive orders and pushed for stricter gun laws at the White House, gun rights advocates at the Missouri state Capitol were pushing for different kinds of laws.
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Gun rights advocate Marc Perez was given a standing ovation inside the Capitol rotunda after his speech on gun rights. He says President Obama is taking gun control too far.

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Description: "I think our government - although the horrible tragedy in Connecticut occurred - ought to stop the knee-jerk reaction."

And as Perez gave his speech high school science teacher Chris Blattel stood behind him and held up a sign that read "teachers for concealed carry." He supports teachers carrying guns in schools.

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Description: "I just think it's a good safety measure to protect my life and protect my students lives."

Blattel teaches at the Bell City R-II school district - a small district in northeastern Stoddard county.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Matt Evans. Newsradio 1120 KMOX.


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