Photo Gallery: Gun rights supporters rally in Oklahoma 4/18

Sandy Newman of Blanchard holds a sign she made to bring to Saturday's rally. Newman and eight friends from Blanchard attended the event. Organizers said an estimated 1800 people from throughout Oklahoma crowded into the south plaza at the state Capitol Saturday afternoon, Jan. 19, 2013, to voice their support for their second amendment rights and to express  concerns about proposed gun control legislation being considered by the federal government in the wake of the school shooting in Connecticut last month. Many  held aloft hand-made signs or waved American flags as speakers addressed the gun rights rally.  Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman