Hundreds march in Inverness in support of Second Amendment

INVERNESS, FL (WFLA) – More than 300 people marched through the streets of Inverness in Citrus County to show their support for the Second Amendment on the morning of Fourth of July.

Many carried American flags on this Independence Day, and all marchers carried loaded guns.

“I believe in the American right to be able to bear arms and not have anybody try to take them away,” said participant Terry Stimpfling.beararms

Terry Hallinan owns Florida Gun Supply. This is the second year he has organized the event.

After the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, the gun debate is more heated than ever.

“We’re demonstrating to the rest of America — to anyone listening — that the law-abiding citizens no longer are going to sit idly by and watch the country go to hell,” Hallinan said.

He tells 8 On Your Side that he was dismayed by the recent actions of democratic lawmakers who staged a sit-in on the House floor as a way to pressure republicans to hold votes on gun-control measures.

“We’re law-abiding,” said Robert Donnelly. “We’re not bad. We’re not doing anything wrong. We’re just marching.”

Marchers were allowed to openly carry as long as the event ended at a gun range, which was what Hallinan planned. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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