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Hundreds join pro-gun rallies in state capitals

Austin Ehlinger helps hold a banner during a Guns Across America rally at the state capitol, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in Austin, Texas. Texas officials opposed to new federal gun control proposals plan to speak on the steps of the state Capitol during a pro-Second Amendment rally. The event is one of many rallies planned across the country Saturday. They come four days after President Barack Obama unveiled a sweeping plan to curb gun violence. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Austin Ehlinger helps hold a banner during a Guns Across America rally at the state capitol, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in Austin, Texas. Texas officials opposed to new federal gun control proposals plan to speak on the steps of the state Capitol during a pro-Second Amendment rally. The event is one of many rallies planned across the country Saturday. They come four days after President Barack Obama unveiled a sweeping plan to curb gun violence. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Hundreds of gun supporters rally at the Statehouse, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 in Concord, N.H. Rallies are being held by gun rights advocates four days after President Barack Obama unveiled a sweeping plan to curb gun violence. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Michael Hein of Augusta, Maine, holds a sign in front of the Maine State house during a Gun Appreciation Day rally, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. Rallies are being held by gun rights advocates four days after President Barack Obama unveiled a sweeping plan to curb gun violence. (AP Photo/Glenn Adams )

Demonstrators rally outside the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 to assert their right to own firearms and to denounce recent gun-control efforts. Gun owners say they are gathering at the state Capitol for one of a slate of firearms-rights demonstrations around the nation. New York this week passed the nation’s toughest assault weapon and magazine restrictions. (AP Photo/Tim Roske)

Protesters hold up signs during a protest against Governor Martin O’Malley’s new gun control legislation at Lawyers Mall in Annapolis, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. Rallies are being held by gun rights advocates four days after President Barack Obama unveiled a sweeping plan to curb gun violence. (AP Photo/Capital Gazette, Matthew Cole)