INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The debate over gun control remained a hot topic Saturday in Indianapolis.
Hundreds turned out to a rally outside the Statehouse to protest President Obama's gun control proposals.
The rally was organized by a group called Guns Across America, and similar rallies were held in cities across the country.
"The second amendment is what protects all our rights. It's the great equalizer," said Mike Broad of Guns Across America in Indiana. "If we don't have the second amendment, we don't have anything."
The day was also deemed "Gun Appreciation day" by some supporters, hoping to send a message to Washington.
Those rallying outside the statehouse signed a petition in support of second amendment rights.
Over at the Indy 1500 Gun and Knife Show, people showed up at 5 a.m. for the show that opened at 8 a.m.
There were lines again, but people at the show didn't wait as long as they did Friday, when lines stretched across the parking lot, and some waited four hours.
"I was looking for a couple guns I was trying to get a hold of since the whole Connecticut thing, but they're all sold out," said Jordan McClain of Carmel, who attended the gun show Saturday. "The prices have just skyrocketed the past two weeks."
Chris Kukman bought 20 round magazines at the show. They'd be banned under the president's latest recommendations.
"I don't understand how they could take away guns with high capacity rounds. I want to have enough rounds to protect myself and my family," said Kukman.
"More control I think, they need more control over guns. Anyone can walk in here and buy a gun, that's not really right," said Harry Bray, who also attended the gun show.
Under Indiana law now, unlicensed dealers - or those who conduct private sales - at gun shows like this aren't required to conduct a background check.
The president's recommendations would require universal background checks.
The gun and knife show's last day in Indianapolis is Sunday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Employees at some Indianapolis fast food restaurants will take part in a 100-city strike Thursday morning.
Police dispatchers in Hancock County say two medical helicopters were called to the scene of a crash late Wednesday night.
An Indianapolis man armed with a gun and barricaded inside a home on the northwest side surrendered to police after chemicals were fired into the house.