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Rally For Our Rights

Hellgate High student Mollie, one of the organizers of that school's walkout over gun violence, talks to a reporter after observing a moment of silence for the Parkland shooting victims, March 14, 2018, in Missoula.
Josh Burnham

The national website coordinating school walkouts Friday to demonstrate against gun violence shows four events in Montana. They’ll be held in Helena, Butte, Bozeman and Missoula.

Friday is the 19th anniversary of the shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado, where 15 people died.

Roughly 200 people, many armed, attended the locally-organized gun rally in Kalispell's Depot Park on April 14.
Nicky Ouellet


On the same day Second Amendment advocates demonstrated at state capitols across America, an unaffiliated pro-gun rally in Kalispell drew about 200 people this weekend.

Speakers at the locally organized "Rally For Our Rights/Pro-Gun Rally" in Kalispell’s Depot Park said they spoke for a section of America’s youth that’s been overlooked as the media covers a swell of anti-gun sentiment following a deadly school shooting in Florida.

Grant Miller, Braxton Shewalter and Cole Medhus stand in Kalispell's Depot Park April 4. The three high school students are planning a pro-gun rally here April 14.
Nicky Ouellet

Update: The March For Our Guns website is no longer listed as for sale. The site owners plan to hold onto the domain to advertise for future events.

An estimated 200 people turned out for a pro-Second Amendment rally in Billings over the weekend. This coming Saturday, a group of high school students in the Flathead Valley is hosting a similar event.