As politicians line up to support stricter gun control measures in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre, conservative groups have joined forces to draw a line in the sand.
The result: Gun Appreciation Day.
Set for Jan. 19 – not coincidentally two days before President Barack Obama’s second inauguration – the observance is meant to be a national show of force in favor of gun owners’ rights. Support for the movement has come in from such sponsors as the Second Amendment Foundation, Special Operations Speaks, the Women Warriors PAC and others.
The groups are asking people around the country, and right here in the Tampa Bay area, to “go to your local gun store, gun range or gun show with your Constitution, American flags and your ‘Hands off my Guns’ sign to send a loud and clear message to Congress and President Obama.”
Here’s what we want to know from you Tampa Bay: Do you plan to take part in Gun Appreciation Day? Should Congress and the President keep their hands off your guns? Or do you think the time has come for stricter gun control laws? If so, what measures would you support? Share your thoughts in the comments section.