A group supporting tougher gun laws has rallied outside the Newtown headquarters of the gun industry's national trade association and lobby organization. The Newtown Action Alliance is protesting what they say is the gun industry's record of selling military-style assault rifles while opposing new laws to prevent gun violence.
Several dozen people supporting The Newtown Action Alliance gathered outside the National Shooting Sports Foundation.
The foundation represents more than 9,500 federally licensed firearms manufacturers, distributors and retailers. The rally comes a day before the foundation's annual trade show and conference opens in Las Vegas.
The Foundation issued a statement saying while they respect the First Amendment rights of Americans, they reject the mischaracterization of their group and lawful business activities its members conduct. Foundation spokesman Bill Brassare says they are committed to improving public safety.