Article Photos: Crowd rallies at Oklahoma Capitol for gun rights 1/23

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. Oklahoma passed an open carry law that recently took effect allowing citizens to openly carry a holstered weapon on their body if they have been granted a license.  Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman