With new gun laws being proposed by at least one MetroWest-area state legislator and at the federal level, gun owners are rallying around their Second Amendment right.
The organizers of National Gun Appreciation Day are advocating for gun owners and supporters to "send a message."
"On 1.19.13 go to your local gun store, gun range or gun show with your constitution, American flags and your 'hands off my guns' sign to send a loud and clear message to Congress and President Obama," the website says.
Not everyone is in favor of the gun appreciation day, though. More then 30,000 people have signed a petition on SignOn.org to stop gun appreciation day.
"Gun groups are planning to have a National Gun Appreciation Day on January 19th, the same weekend that Americans celebrate the life and service of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., an American leader who was assassinated by a rifle's bullet. This is an outrage and a slap in the face to Americans who value life and freedom!" the petition reads.
What do you think about National Gun Appreciation Day? Is it too soon after the Sandy Hook shooting and too close to Martin Luther King Day or is now the last chance gun advocates will have to show thier support?