Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Libertarians lead rally in Cedar City in support of Second Amendment gun rights

by Jeff Richards, St. George News

CEDAR CITY — Approximately 50 people attended a rally in support of the Second Amendment Saturday morning at Cedar City’s Main Street Park.

Nicholas Sarwark, chairman of the Libertarian National Committee and a candidate for mayor of Phoenix, speaks at a Second Amendment rally, Cedar City, Utah, April 14, 2018 | Photo by Jeff Richards, Cedar City News/St. George News
The event was organized by Libertarian Party representatives who were in town for the party’s statewide convention to nominate candidates for Utah’s 2018 general election ballot.

“I’m here today because I love guns,” said Cedar City firearms instructor and military veteran Kent Mitchell.

“As a civilian, I like to teach safety,” he said. “I like to teach how to use your gun for self-protection and things of that nature. But the Second Amendment is very important to me for one very simple reason. Nobody today is taught what it actually means.”

After explaining some of the language and history of the amendment to the U.S. Constitution, Mitchell said it was designed to protect people from the government itself...

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