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Activists protest Myrtle Beach Gun Show following Florida school shooting

Activists protest Myrtle Beach Gun Show following Florida school shooting (Madeline Montgomery/WPDE)

As people shopped at the Myrtle Beach Gun Show, activists rallied across the street.

"There's so many people trying to get rid of arms, guns, and the good stuff," said Jan Saleeby, who attended the gun show.

Protesters say they are not against all guns.

"Doing away with the ability to buy the semi-automatic weapon, they need to do more with the background checks of course," said Ann Taylor, who attended the rally.

That's something gun owner Jan Saleeby partly agrees with.

"I think they should do more background checks and definitely mental health checks. I'm all for that now," said Saleeby.

Retired Horry County teacher Ann Taylor felt obligated to support the Horry County Democratic Party's protest.

"People getting killed in our public schools, it is just beyond my wildest dreams that this could have ever happened," said Taylor.

Saleeby, on the other hand, felt compelled to stand up in support of the right to bear arms.

"For home protection. I feel safer with it. The police can't be everywhere all the time so I feel safer with mine," said Saleeby.

The gun show and the rally ended with no confrontations or conflicts.

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