1,000 gun-rights advocates crowd Boston Common ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page John Tlumacki/Globe staff About 1,000 people attended a rally protesting gun control in Boston Wednesday. John Tlumacki/Globe staff The specter of mass confiscation of weapons was raised often during the chilly afternoon on the Boston Common. John Tlumacki/Globe staff The wind blew the flag around Becky Pobieglo from Belchertown. Steven Senne/Associtated press At the rally, recent gun-control legislation was derided as a political maneuver to capitalize on the Newtown, Conn., tragedy. Steven Senne/Associated Press Dozens of hand-written placards dotted the crowd during the hour-long rally. John Tlumacki/Globe staff Andrew Ruggiero from South Boston was dressed for the cold.