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Juan Vega, of Yonkers, holds an American flag (Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Juan Vega, of Yonkers, holds an American flag next to the podium at a gun-rights rally in front of the Charles L. Brieant Federal Courthouse in White Plains. (Feb. 23, 2013)

Second Amendment rights rally in White Plains

About 65 people attended a rally for Second Amendment rights in front of the Charles L. Brieant Federal Courthouse in White Plains on Saturday, where they railed against politicians in Washington and Albany. Conservative and Tea Party members made up much of the group, but several attendees described themselves only as "concerned citizens." (Feb. 23, 2013)

Juan Vega, of Yonkers, holds an American flag
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Juan Vega, of Yonkers, holds an American flag next to the podium at a gun-rights rally in front of the Charles L. Brieant Federal Courthouse in White Plains. (Feb. 23, 2013)

Frank Morganthaler, with Concerned Residents of Westchester, speaks
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Frank Morganthaler, with Concerned Residents of Westchester, speaks at a gun-rights rally in front of the Charles L. Brieant Federal Courthouse in White Plains. (Feb. 23, 2013)

Barbara Stinson, aka
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Barbara Stinson, aka "Barbara from Harlem," who describes herself as a conservative Democrat with the Gotham Tea Party, speaks at a gun-rights rally in front of the Charles L. Brieant Federal Courthouse in White Plains. (Feb. 23, 2013)

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Shawn Santos, center, of White Plains, who described
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Shawn Santos, center, of White Plains, who described himself as a concerned citizen, listens to a speaker at a gun-rights rally in White Plains. (Feb. 23, 2013)

Barbara Stinson, of Harlem, who describes herself as
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Barbara Stinson, of Harlem, who describes herself as a conservative Democrat with the Gotham Tea Party, speaks at a gun-rights rally in front of the Charles L. Brieant Federal Courthouse in White Plains. (Feb. 23, 2013)

Loretta Ford, of Cortlandt Manor, hands out whistles
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Loretta Ford, of Cortlandt Manor, hands out whistles after a speaker joked about their effectiveness in women's self-defense, at a gun-rights rally in White Plains. (Feb. 23, 2013)

Michael Cambareri, right, of White Plains, holds a
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Michael Cambareri, right, of White Plains, holds a sign at a gun-rights rally in front of the Charles L. Brieant Federal Courthouse in White Plains. (Feb. 23, 2013)

People gather to listen to speakers at a
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

People gather to listen to speakers at a gun-rights rally in front of the Charles L. Brieant Federal Courthouse in White Plains. (Feb. 23, 2013)

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Joseph Imbrogno, of Dobbs Ferry, holds a sign
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Joseph Imbrogno, of Dobbs Ferry, holds a sign at a gun-rights rally in front of the Charles L. Brieant Federal Courthouse in White Plains. (Feb. 23, 2013)

Howard Yee, of Westchester County, pistol director of
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Howard Yee, of Westchester County, pistol director of the Northern Westchester Rifle Association, listens during a gun-rights rally in front of the Charles L. Brieant Federal Courthouse in White Plains. (Feb. 23, 2013)

Derek Alberto of White Plains, a National Rifle
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Derek Alberto of White Plains, a National Rifle Association member, smiles at an acquaintance at a gun-rights rally in front of the Charles L. Brieant Federal Courthouse in White Plains. (Feb. 23, 2013)

Hector Garced, of White Plains, who said he
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Hector Garced, of White Plains, who said he belongs to various firearms associations, holds a sign at a gun-rights rally in front of the Charles L. Brieant Federal Courthouse in White Plains. (Feb. 23, 2013)

Court Newton Jr., of Valhalla, holds a sign
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Court Newton Jr., of Valhalla, holds a sign at a gun-rights rally in front of the Charles L. Brieant Federal Courthouse in White Plains. (Feb. 23, 2013)

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Craig Ford, left, of Cortlandt Manor recites the
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Craig Ford, left, of Cortlandt Manor recites the "Pledge of Allegiance" at the start of a gun-rights rally in front of the Charles L. Brieant Federal Courthouse in White Plains. (Feb. 23, 2013)

Juan Vega, of Yonkers, carries an American flag
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Juan Vega, of Yonkers, carries an American flag while leading people past the Charles L. Brieant Federal Courthouse during a gun-rights rally in White Plains. (Feb. 23, 2013)

People gather to listen to speakers at a
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

People gather to listen to speakers at a gun-rights rally in front of the Charles L. Brieant Federal Courthouse in White Plains. (Feb. 23, 2013)

People gather to listen to speakers at a
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

People gather to listen to speakers at a gun-rights rally in front of the Charles L. Brieant Federal Courthouse in White Plains. (Feb. 23, 2013)

Frank Morganthaler, right, with Concerned Residents of Westchester,
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Frank Morganthaler, right, with Concerned Residents of Westchester, points out the Minute Men that adorn the top of the Charles L. Brieant Federal Courthouse in White Plains. (Feb. 23, 2013)

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People gather to listen to speakers at a
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

People gather to listen to speakers at a gun-rights rally in front of the Charles L. Brieant Federal Courthouse in White Plains. (Feb. 23, 2013)

People gather to listen to speakers at a
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

People gather to listen to speakers at a gun-rights rally in front of the Charles L. Brieant Federal Courthouse in White Plains. (Feb. 23, 2013)

A police squad car stands by at a
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

A police squad car stands by at a gun-rights rally in front of the Charles L. Brieant Federal Courthouse in White Plains. (Feb. 23, 2013)

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