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(Left) Attendees of the Lewis and Clark Conservative Tea Party's "Constitution Rally" listen to the proceedings on March 4, 2011, at a rally on the steps of the State Capitol in Helena, Mont. (Right) Vince Vaccaro of Townsend, Mont., carries his rifle during the rally. The Lewis and Clark's Conservative Tea Party received permission to bring unloaded and secured weapons onto Capitol grounds to show its support for allowing guns in off-limits areas. The organizer and conductor of the rally, Tim Ravndal, said the rally is about protecting Second Amendment rights by making legislators see and hear how important gun rights are.