"The Second Amendment was not written for hunting, the Second Amendment was not written for self-defense, though it functions very well in both, the Second Amendment was written to protect tyranny from our own government," says Chris Anders, State Coordinator with the Campaign for Liberty in West Virginia.
Pro-gun rights groups rallied in Martinsburg to protect the Second Amendment. Some local supporters were as young as middle school-aged children.
"I believe in the right, but I've got arthritis, I might shoot my foot off, but I will fight to the death for the freedom of others to have their weapons and their Second Amendment and their First Amendment," says Stephanie Robinson, a supporter of the Blue Ridge Patriots of West Virginia.
In response to the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary, the NRA suggested that armed police be assigned to every school.
"We need to eliminate gun-free zones," adds Anders.
Many protesters don't agree with arming schools but say it's crucial to maintain their gun rights.
"The only thing that stops bad guys with guns are good guys with guns. The answer, unlike what the NRA said, is not to further the military police state that we have but to allow honest, law-abiding citizens the rights given by God, guaranteed in the Constitution to defend themselves," says Anders.
And even with the Bill of Rights in tact, some protesters say there is no one solution to stop violence.
"It's the criminal that kills, whether it's with a knife, gun, airplane, car or you name it, poison; it isn't the gun or knife. For God's sake, we need to protect our children and families. We need to punish the criminals, not just give them a slap on the hand and send them to rehab," adds Robinson.
A serious debate that continues no matter rain, shine or snow.