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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

President Obama's proposal to reinstate an assault weapons ban has sparked protests across the country, including some in the Midstate.

Hundreds of people from across the state gathered on the Capitol steps Saturday to rally for their second amendment rights.

"I feel that we have the right to bear arms, legally, and I don't think the president should infringe upon that," said Michael Bell, a proud gun owner.

He and hundreds of others showed their disapproval of a proposed assault weapons ban.

"The right to bear arms is just what it says in the second amendment. Your right to own any gun. Whether it be an AR-AK, a Glock or a 1911, we should have that right," said Bell.

The proposed ban was sparked by the Sandy Hook shooting. But protesters said Obama is jumping the gun.

"Something happens, so they think they should ban it," said Bell. "Why don't they ban cars? Why don't they ban knives?"

The proposed ban also set off a chain reaction in regards to the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. Just three days after assault weapons were banned from the show, Cabela's posted this on their Facebook page:

"Due to recent changes made by Reed Exhibitions regarding the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show, Cabela's will no longer sponsor this year's event. After careful consideration regarding Cabela's business practices, and the feelings of our customers, Cabela's will, unfortunately, not have a presence at the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show."

"We react to everything instead of being proactive, we're reactive," said Bell.

Mayor Linda Thompson already banned assault weapons in Harrisburg. Lancaster Mayor Richard Gray recently told abc27 News he also supports a ban.

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