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Gun rights advocates open carry in July 4th parade

About 250 gun rights advocates joined the Southern Colorado Patriots Club in an open carry demonstration in the Westcliffe, Colo. Independence Day parade Friday, July 4, 2014.

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J.P. Thornsley, 12, carries the American flag in the barrel of his 20-gauge shotgun as he leads about 250 gun rights advocates in an open carry demonstration in the Westcliffe, Colo. Independence Day parade Friday, July 4, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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Joanne Canda, right, holds her gun out of the car window and waves to parade goers as about 250 gun rights advocates participated in an open carry demonstration in the Westcliffe, Colo. Independence Day parade Friday, July 4, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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GUN PARADE
Randy Hicks bows his head in prayer with about 250 gun rights advocates before participating in an open carry demonstration in the Westcliffe, Colo. Independence Day parade Friday, July 4, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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GUN PARADE
Toby Brockman traveled from Leadville to join about 250 gun rights advocates in an open carry demonstration in the Westcliffe, Colo. Independence Day parade Friday, July 4, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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GUN PARADE
About 250 gun rights advocates joined the Southern Colorado Patriots Club in an open carry demonstration in the Westcliffe, Colo. Independence Day parade Friday, July 4, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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GUN PARADE
About 250 gun rights advocates joined the Southern Colorado Patriots Club in the Pledge of Allegiance before an open carry demonstration in the Westcliffe, Colo. Independence Day parade Friday, July 4, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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GUN PARADE
Casey Nordyke, 19, walks past the Club America sign in Westcliffe, Colo. before joining about 250 gun rights advocates in an open carry demonstration in the Westcliffe Independence Day parade Friday, July 4, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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GUN PARADE
Barclay Stuart walks down Main Street in Westcliffe, Colo. with his assault rife and a "Don't Tread on Me" flag as he joins about 250 gun rights advocates in an open carry demonstration in the Westcliffe Independence Day parade Friday, July 4, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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GUN PARADE
J.P. Thornsley, 12, carries the American flag in the barrel of his 20-gauge shotgun before leading about 250 gun rights advocates in an open carry demonstration in the Westcliffe, Colo. Independence Day parade Friday, July 4, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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GUN PARADE
About 250 gun rights advocates joined the Southern Colorado Patriots Club in an open carry demonstration in the Westcliffe, Colo. Independence Day parade Friday, July 4, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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GUN PARADE
About 250 gun rights advocates joined the Southern Colorado Patriots Club in an open carry demonstration in the Westcliffe, Colo. Independence Day parade Friday, July 4, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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GUN PARADE
About 250 gun rights advocates joined the Southern Colorado Patriots Club in an open carry demonstration in the Westcliffe, Colo. Independence Day parade Friday, July 4, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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GUN PARADE
About 250 gun rights advocates joined the Southern Colorado Patriots Club in an open carry demonstration in the Westcliffe, Colo. Independence Day parade Friday, July 4, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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GUN PARADE
About 250 gun rights advocates joined the Southern Colorado Patriots Club in an open carry demonstration in the Westcliffe, Colo. Independence Day parade Friday, July 4, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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GUN PARADE
About 250 gun rights advocates joined the Southern Colorado Patriots Club in an open carry demonstration in the Westcliffe, Colo. Independence Day parade Friday, July 4, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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GUN PARADE
About 250 gun rights advocates joined the Southern Colorado Patriots Club in an open carry demonstration in the Westcliffe, Colo. Independence Day parade Friday, July 4, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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