MARTINSBURG, WV - Hundreds of locals are reacting to gun control, especially when it comes to West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin's support of proposed legislation like magazine limits.
"The message is clear, or it should be to Senator Manchin, that he messed up this time; that it's clear he is against the Second Amendment," says Art Thomm, Vice President of the WV Citizens Defense League.
People old and young attended in hopes to protect the right to bear arms.
"Thirty-two thousand eight hundred eighty-five people are killed by auto accidents, a hammer kills more than guns do," says Veta Hall, who opposes gun control.
Yet the groups weren't divided by political party.
"It is an American issue. People feel that they need guns for protection, that is everybody's right. We have nothing against the Second Amendment. We would just like to ensure that the guns are appropriate," adds Anita Schumacher, who supports gun control and part of the group, Concerned Citizens for Gun Safety.
Gun control advocates say they support the Second Amendment, but believe some restrictions are warranted.
"We're not anti-gun. It's not to take anything away from anybody, that's constitutionally illegal, that's not what we're asking for. It's just a way to keep our kids and our communities safer," says Heather Marshall, President of the Berkeley County Women's Democratic Club.
Delegate Michael Folk still says control violates our basic rights.
"The strongest gun control laws also have the highest violent crime rates, murder rates: Chicago, New York, DC are examples. It doesn't work; all it does is criminalize law-abiding citizens," says Delegate Michael Folk, a Republican representing the 63rd District in West Virginia.
It's a heated issue, with plenty of ammo on both sides.