About 100 gun rights supporters rallied on the steps of the Capitol building in Olympia on Friday, Jan. 12. Most held signs and many carried pistols, rifles or knives. “This is the safest day to be at the capitol,” Senator Phil Fortunato, R-Enumclaw said. A long list of speakers, mostly Republican, voiced opposition to legislation they say would limit or eliminate their rights to bear arms. They called on lawmakers from both sides of the aisle to halt gun regulation bills.