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Hunter Cogswell, 11, Brings Assault Weapon to Rally in New Hampshire

Hunter Cogswell, 11, recently brought an AR-15 rifle to a rally to protest the repeal of New Hampshire’s “Stand Your Ground” law at the State House in Concord, New Hampshire.

The repeal rally was organized by the Granite State Patriots Liberty PAC, which claims that lawmakers who voted to repeal the state's "Stand Your Ground" law in the Democrat-controlled House violated their oaths of office and should be impeached, reports

According to the New Hampshire Union Leader, the 'Honor Your Oath" rally drew about 300 people on Saturday. Organizers insisted it was not a “gun rally.”

Despite that, Cogswell brought an AR-15 and a white flag with black lettering which read: “Come and Take It.”

“I believe in gun rights. It’s our constitutional right,” said Cogswell, who added that his gun was not loaded.

However, there are no laws or proposed laws that will be coming after Cogswell's assault weapon. It’s already legal for the boy to carry his AR-15.

The only age restriction on guns in New Hampshire is a ban on the sale or gifting of handguns to minors and that weak law doesn't apply to gifts parents, guardians or executor to a child, ward or heir.

New Hampshire is tied for 27th place on the Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence’s scorecard, along with neighboring Vermont.

Sources:, New Hampshire Union Leader,


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