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'March for Our Rights' pro-gun rights rally expected to draw 2,000 to state Capitol

OLYMPIA, WA - JANUARY 19: Jill Gruver, 8, (C) poses with veterans and other demonstrators during a pro-gun rally on January 19, 2013 in Olympia, Washington. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)

OLYMPIA, Wash. — The "March for Our Rights" rally that will be held at the Capitol Campus in Olympia on Saturday could draw up 2,000 people, according to the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services.

The pro-gun rights rally is scheduled to begin at noon Saturday at the northern steps of the Legislative Building. The rally is expected to run until 2:30 p.m.

While the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services predicts 2,000 attendees, a Facebook event page for the rally listed 9,600 people as "going" or "interested," as of 1:00 p.m. Tuesday.

Click here to view the rally's Facebook page.

Lauren Smith, of The Olympian, reported, "Participants are likely to openly carry during the rally, as allowed by state law."

The rally's Facebook page lists the following speakers as scheduled to attend the event:

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