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Everett Participates in Annual Second Amendment Rally at Capitol

Invites public to attend upcoming event in Williamsport

HARRISBURG – Hundreds of Pennsylvania residents filled the steps outside the Main Capitol in Harrisburg for the annual Second Amendment Action Day rally, attended by Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming) and a bipartisan group of lawmakers. In addition, he is inviting area residents to a Second Amendment event in Williamsport on Monday, May 6.

“The right to keep and bear arms is one of our fundamental rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and, in addition, Article 1, Section 21 of the Pennsylvania Constitution is very clear in stating ‘the right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the state shall not be questioned.’ In the past few months, there has been a lot of questioning of these rights. I was glad to join hundreds of our residents in support of the right to keep and bear arms legally,” Everett said.

“Recently, those who actually oppose the real intent of the Second Amendment have attempted to change it into the right to own a firearm for hunting, sporting, collecting and, maybe, personal defense, and that this right can be limited to firearm ownership for those purposes,” said Everett.  “However, the true intent of the Second Amendment was to ensure that ‘the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed’ for the purpose of defending our homes and country from threats, foreign and domestic, and oppressive governments, even our own.  This is an important distinction-that those who are trying to ‘water down’ the true Second Amendment are and will continue to try to obscure-and a distinction that I will continue to point out.”

The rally featured a number of speakers, headlined by U.S. Army combat veteran, Capt. (Ret.) Sean Parnell, who served as an Army ranger and is author of the best-selling book “Outlaw Platoon.” He was joined by several other retired military officers and members of the House and Senate.

“This is usually one of the largest rallies of the year in Harrisburg, and this year was no exception,” said Everett. “The passion displayed by our residents demonstrates that the national and Commonwealth constitutions continue to be strongly valued in Pennsylvania.”

In addition, Everett said another rally will be held at the Genetti in Williamsport Monday, May 6 at 7 p.m. where he will join Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) as a speaker.

Representative Garth D. Everett
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact:  Raymond Smith
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