TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)__Supporters of the Second Amendment gathered for an annual meeting in the capital city to continue discussions of a right that has been constitutional law for centuries.
The Kansas State Rifle Association says 2013 was a good year but there's more work to be done.
The right to bear arms has been a hot topic of discussion nationwide and even though Americans have held the right since 1791, the Second Amendment supporters feel now is not the time to let up.
Lobbyist for the National Rifle Association and former Kansas Legislator, Jeff Freeman, said,"It's always going to be a tough road. We look forward to the challenge and we are going to be there and we are going to keep fighting."
President of the Kansas State Rifle Association, Patricia Stoneking was pleased with the 2013 legislative session but knows things can change in 2014.
She said, "Most importantly I want to make sure our rights are protected from the threats of Washington and we have to preserve the rights of the Second Amendment at all costs."
Despite recent tragedies nationwide involving shootings that claimed lives of innocent bystanders, Patricia says the remedy supported by her opposition is not the answer, saying, "Even if we take away the guns from law abiding citizens, the criminals and the bad guys and the mentally ill will all still find ways to get them."
You can find out more about the Kansas State Rifle Association from their website at www.ksraweb.net