Rally draws thousands, NRA head to Capitol

Rally draws thousands, NRA head to Capitol – Gun rights supporters turned out by the thousands on the muddy West Lawn of the Capitol on Thursday to make their opposition heard to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s gun control legislation passed last month.  Buses from across the state showed up for the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association’s fifth annual Lobby Day and Rally, which drew a record crowd of more than 5,000 people and was headlined by National Rifle Association President David Keene. The crowd was energetic, waving signs and flags, engaging in spirited conversations about the law they uniformily despise, chanting against Cuomo and roundly applauding a cavalcade of speakers who took turns preaching the rights of gun owners.