DES MOINES, Iowa -- Gun ownership advocates from around the state say they oppose efforts by the federal government to strengthen gun control measures.

The Des Moines Register reports several hundred gathered in Des Moines for an hour-long "Guns Across America" rally Saturday.

Twenty-seven-year-old Jolynn Heal, of North Liberty, drove more than 100 miles with her husband and 10-year-old son to protest President Barack Obama's gun control measures.

She says limiting the amount of ammunition in gun magazines makes it difficult to defend against multiple intruders.

Twenty-three-year-old Chris Chaney, of Davenport, says he's disgusted by the use of children's deaths in a Connecticut school shooting last month to win political support for gun control legislation.

He says everybody has a right to defend themselves against evil people and tyranny.

Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com

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