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Taking the oath, and other Second Amendment March scenes

My colleague Ann Gerhart's preview of Monday's big Second Amendment events helped draw in a herd of reporters. I spotted correspondents from the AP, the Huffington Post, the Daily Beast, CNN, and several foreign news agencies -- I watched one of the latter grill Stewart Rhodes of Oath Keepers for quite a while. Here are some of my photos, as well as a video of a moment that Rhodes originally wanted to bring about at both rallies -- a mass taking of the organization's oath.

Pictured above is the visual aid that self-described "San Francisco liberal" Terrell Prude Jr. brought to the rally. Here's the oath:

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Why I call the crowd somewhat sparse.

Stewart Rhodes, media star.

Completing the comeback.

The NRA's sign-up booth.

A friendly discussion between critics and pro-Second Amendment marchers.

And a typical view of the stage from the crowd.

All photos by David Weigel

By David Weigel  |  April 19, 2010; 5:51 PM ET
Categories:  Second Amendment  | Tags: Bill of Rights, Constitution, Government, Law, NRA, National Rifle Association, Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, United States  
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