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"I was in Vietnam," said Rudy Pries, of Mossy Rock, "and I watched what happens when people lose their guns; whenever people lost what they had to fight with they lost their freedom." Pries brought along his 1100 12-guage shotgun to the Guns Across America rally, which drew about 1,500 people to the Washington State Capitol in Olympia Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. "Sometimes you feel like your alone in the world," Pries said. "Then you come to something like this and it does you right." Photo by Daniel Berman/