Anti-SAFE Act rallies usually fill a meeting room with gun owning adults, mostly men. Not always, but the majority. And that's what made a rally at UAlbany different. Our Erin Vannella reports.
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Gathered across Collins Circle, UAlbany shows strength through words, not numbers.
"I'm here because I believe in the fundamental right to own and bear arms," said UAlbany student Rebecca Culnan.
"I think it makes a statement. I think college kids, in particular, are more liberally minded than any else, so I think it's important for us to protect our interests," said Ualbany student Patrick Moran.
Hoping for 500 and getting about 50, college Republicans and their classmates rally against the SAFE Act, calling in the big guns to give their message more fire power.
"You always want to have a packed house wherever you go, but I think the students deserve a lot of credit for spreading the word here on campus, which can be a tough environment," said 107th Assembly District Republican Steve McLaughlin.
"We've done our part, either good or bad. We need young people. We need women to be involved in the Second Amendment movement because without them, it's a lost cause," said NYSPRA President Tom King.
We don't need to be on the capitol lawn, students say, we're the minority on campus, too. Their message to protect the Second Amendment and repeal the SAFE Act, they say, is the same wherever they go.
"It's not just older people that are bothered by this because there are so many people who grew up with guns in their home and they never had a problem. It's part of the culture. We care too," said Culnan.
"College kids are the future of this country and if we show interest in protecting our Second Amendment rights, I think that it's going to be freedoms that are protected that we can pass on to the next generation," said Moran.