Hundreds of gun rights activists gathered at the Washington Monument, Monday, hoping to encourage lawmakers not to pass stricter gun laws.
The Second Amendment March was in celebration of Patriot's Day-- the commemoration of the first shots fired in the Revolutionary War at Lexington and Concord. Ironically, the rally also fell on the anniversary of the 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing.
Organizers said they wanted to remind lawmakers that the right to bear arms is a consitutional right that should not be taken away. Attendees held signs like "Guns save lives" and "Which part of 'shall not be infringed' confuses you?"
No one at the march was armed because of Washington's strict gun laws.
In nearby Northern Virginia, however, activists openly carried their guns as the law permits.