February 13, 2023 6:34pm
Updated: February 13, 2023 8:29pm
During President Joe Biden's State of the Union address last week, he made a very powerful statement, saying that assault rifles needed to be banned.
"Ban assault weapons now," the president said during his speech. "Ban them now. Once and for all."
According to Vice President of the National Rifle Association (NRA) Lt. Col. Willes Lee (US Army ret.), that speech didn't stop a lot of gun owners from coming out to participate in a gun show in Pennsylvania.
"We just had a celebration for the Second Amendment," Willes said on the Monday edition of the "Just the News, No Noise" TV show. "We just had a Great American Outdoor Show in Pennsylvania this past week. Two-hundred-thousand patriots came through the door. So if anybody thinks that folks aren't interested in this issue, or in their freedoms, they're sorely mistaken."
Lee mentioned that multiple states around the country are competing to be the next permit-less carry state.
"We're Americans," said Lee. "We compete. Alabama is just coming on board. Florida is competing. South Carolina's looking at the same thing. Nebraska has already passed one vote in their chambers this year and we're hoping to get them on board."
"Americans want to be able to defend themselves and defend their families," he later said. "And that's why we're seeing this outbreak of Second Amendment support."