Carla and Brad Craddock, of Chapmanville, sit outside the state Capitol in Charleston while waiting for a pro-gun rally to begin Saturday. Second Amendment advocates gathered at state capitals around the country to protest the federal gun-control proposals President Obama unveiled last week. The Craddocks said those proposals -- universal background checks and bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines -- alter the way the Constitution has been interpreted for centuries. "This government is taking the freedom of the people away," said Brad Craddock. "Today it's the gun law. Tomorrow it's the freedom of the press or the freedom of religion." More than 100 people joined the rally in Charleston.