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Gun rights advocates push agenda at NC legislature

Tuesday - 2/5/2013, 8:30pm  ET

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A group of gun-rights activists have let lawmakers know they favor allowing North Carolina's school principals and teachers to carry concealed firearms in classrooms.

About 300 rallied outside the Legislative Building in Raleigh to voice their support for new state laws broadening access to guns. Some also protested proposed federal restrictions. Several said they had a God-given right to bear arms.

Many carried empty gun holsters to the event. It was organized by the pro-gun Grass Roots North Carolina to protest the prohibition of firearms on state property.

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APPHOTO NCCHN103: Guns were off limits at the Grass Roots North Carolina Second Amendment Freedom Rally in Raleigh, N.C. on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, but Walter Emery, 74, managed to still sport his tiny toy gun at the event. Similar legislation isn't likely to pass at the Republican-control General Assembly, but Grass Roots North Carolina says it would seek legislation in Raleigh allowing teachers and other concealed weapons permittees to be armed on school campuses. (AP Photo/News & Observer, Corey Lowenstein) THE NEWS & OBSERVER. MAGS OUT; TV OUT AND NEWSPAPER INTERNET ONLY (5 Feb 2013)

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APPHOTO NCCHN102: Demonstrators, from the left, Christian Blankenship, 17, his sister Annika, 15, father Loren, 37 and mother Angela, 36, from High Point, N.C. attend the Grass Roots North Carolina Second Amendment Freedom Rally in Raleigh, N.C. on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. Similar legislation isn't likely to pass at the Republican-control General Assembly, but Grass Roots North Carolina says it would seek legislation in Raleigh allowing teachers and other concealed weapons permittees to be armed on school campuses. (AP Photo/News & Observer, Corey Lowenstein) THE NEWS & OBSERVER. MAGS OUT; TV OUT AND NEWSPAPER INTERNET ONLY (5 Feb 2013)

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APPHOTO NCCHN101: Preparing himself for the Grass Roots North Carolina Second Amendment Freedom Rally in Raleigh, N.C. on Tuesday, Feb., 5, 2013, Bob Mason, 72, of Pinebluff, N.C. wears his own colonial outfit to make a statement at the event. Similar legislation isn't likely to pass at the Republican-control General Assembly, but Grass Roots North Carolina says it would seek legislation in Raleigh allowing teachers and other concealed weapons permittees to be armed on school campuses. (AP Photo/News & Observer, Corey Lowenstein) THE NEWS & OBSERVER. MAGS OUT; TV OUT AND NEWSPAPER INTERNET ONLY (5 Feb 2013)

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