The Idaho 2nd Amendment Alliance’s Gun Rights Rally was held Saturday in Downtown Boise, and people from North Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Utah and California gathered in Boise to state their case about gun rights.
The rally, which has taken place annually since 2012, was meant as a response to the March For Our Lives protests that occurred around the nation (and in Boise) in March, one month after a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 people dead.
Rallygoers began the march at Fort Boise Park and ended at the steps of the Capitol. There were nearly 1,000 people participating, Idaho 2nd Amendment Alliance president Greg Pruett estimated.
The overarching belief by marchers was that increased gun regulation won’t prevent mass shootings from occurring.