Hermiston Gun Rally

HERMISTON - The same week President Obama unveiled plans to ban assault weapons, a Hermiston man organized a rally in support of guns Saturday.

Jerry Hennings is a Certified N-R-A Instructor--- and spoke out against the President's efforts this morning. 100 people showed up to the event.

Hennings says he's seen a 50% increase for people wanting to take gun courses since the Connecticut school shootings last month.

"What about the two-to-three thousand lives every day that are saved by firearms? Are you going to discount those and throw those away," said Certified NRA Instructor Jerry Hennings.

Saturday's rally comes as congress prepares for the first hearings about gun control.