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1,000 gun-rights advocates crowd Boston Common

American flags mixed with Revolutionary War banners that warned, “Don’t Tread on Me.” Dire predictions of tyranny spurred cries of defiance from 1,000 people on Boston Common. And the overarching message, delivered by a parade of speakers Wednesday to a receptive audience, was that gun control will subvert the US Constitution and open the door to a police state.

“When they ask us for ‘reasonable restrictions,’ what are we going to say?” asked Jim Wallace, executive director of the Gun Owners’ Action League.

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