BOSTON (AP) — Gun owners from across Massachusetts are planning to rally on Boston Common in support of Second Amendment rights.
The Wednesday rally is scheduled to begin at noon and is being organized by the Gun Owner’s Action League of Massachusetts.
Speakers at the rally include the founder of the Second Amendment Foundation Alan Gottlieb and Ying Li, an engineer who participated in the 1989 pro-democracy protests centered on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in China.
Massachusetts lawmakers are weighing tougher gun laws in the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
Gov. Deval Patrick has filed a gun bill that would restrict gun owners to purchasing one firearm a month, tighten access to high-powered rounds of ammunition and mandate buyers undergo background checks before purchasing weapons at gun shows.