Armed man shows up at anti-gun violence rally at Indiana Statehouse

Posted at 10:31 PM, Mar 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-27 08:24:49-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- A man carrying an AR-15 at the sister version of the national gun violence rally in downtown Indianapolis on Saturday drew quite the attention from the crowd. 

The man was walking around outside the Indiana Statehouse during the Indianapolis "March for our Lives" march with the gun strapped to his back. 

Jami Stall said says she respects the man's right to be at the rally but she found his attendance, carrying the firearm, to be alarming and in bad taste. 

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"It was led by children and teens - I thought that was in bad form," said Stall. "I was outraged honestly I was like what are you doing this has to be intimidating for these kids who are demonstrating against these types of weapons."

The video below shows a mother confronting the armed man during Saturday's rally. 




The man did not do anything illegal during the rally so police were never involved. 

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The counter-protestor declined to explain his position to RTV6 when we questioned him on Saturday. 

Indiana State Police say if you encounter that type of situation that you should stay clear of the person and not confront them. 

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