Kentucky Senate candidate Rand Paul appeared at a three-day Kentucky machine gun shoot and show over the weekend to rally support among the state's gun owners.
"I don't have to apologize for supporting the second amendment. I support it and will continue to support it no matter what the liberals say," the Tea Party-backed Republican told a crowd of Second Amendment devotees, according to a report from The Daily Caller.
"The president says that you're out here in the middle of the country clinging to your guns and ammunition. What I tell the President is, 'We're clinging to our guns, our religions and our ammunition,'" Paul continued.
The Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot takes place twice a year, and includes "four rounds of firing at a wide variety of appliances, vehicles, pyramids of tires, and barrels of fuel with pyrotechnic charges attached" that, when hit by gunfire create "large and small mushroom clouds and fire balls from hell!!"
Despite a poor year for gun control activists, who lost a landmark Supreme Court case that struck down a handgun ban in Chicago and opened other state firearms restrictions to legal scrutiny, Paul argued that gun owners are still at risk of having their right to bear arms infringed upon by Democrats.
"People sense it viscerally and they know it," Paul told The Daily Caller about a purported Democratic agenda against Second Amendment rights.
WATCH video of this year's Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot: