BUFFALO (WBEN) -- Plenty of people, flags, and signs dotting Niagara Square during a protest rally on what was dubbed National Gun Appreciation day.
One protester from Jamestown feels quite strongly about being able to own whatever kind of gun he wants.
"I made my trip up here because I believe we have full rights of owning guns that we should like to own and they shouldn't be taking our rights away from us because young people, like us, who are going to grow up and have families should have the right to protect their families in their own houses," he says.
Other protesters - many carrying American flags and "Don't Tread On Me" banners - turned out for the chilly outdoor rally Saturday.
Several groups, including Tea New York, organized the noon-time rally in Niagara Square. Some people there said they're concerned because they believe the government is violating their second amendment rights...
The rally took place four days after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the nation's toughest assault weapon and magazine restrictions.