OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Roughly 1,500 protesters showed up at the Capitol to rally against gun restrictions. The rally was part of Saturday's nationwide series of pro-firearms events dubbed "Guns Across America." The Olympian reports some protesters carried handguns while others strapped rifles and semi-automatic weapons to their backs. Tim Vinyard and his 9-year-old daughter Molly left Spokane at 5 a.m. to attend. Vinyard told the newspaper it's important that responsible gun owners are heard. Molly, meanwhile, held a sign saying, "I trust my teacher to protect me." Molly said it means she wants her teacher to have a gun in case a bad guy comes in. Former NFL tight end Clint Didier was among the speakers. He urged the crowd to stock up on food, guns, ammunition, communication devices and medicines.