Hundreds join pro-gun rallies at State Capitols nationwide

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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Hundreds of people are gathering at state Capitols nationwide to rally against stricter gun control measures.

Several hundred people turned out so far Saturday for speeches in St. Paul. Many people carried signs with messages such as "No new gun laws."

Meanwhile, police say hundreds more joined rallies in New England while organizers also have plans to gather in capital cites to the west.

Activists have promoted the "Guns Across America" rallies primarily via social media. They're being held days after President Barack Obama unveiled a sweeping package of gun-control proposals.

First-term Texas state Rep. Steve Toth is among attendees in Austin. He's one of several state officials nationwide who've proposed trying to curb federal gun restrictions in states.

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