A rally in Austin was held at "high noon" on the steps of the state's capitol in support of gun rights.

Across the country, rallies like this one were held Saturday in support of the first National Gun Appreciation Day. Texas State Representative, Steve Toth, spoke at the rally.

Congressman Toth has introduced a bill that would ban any federal prohibition on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in the Lone Star State.

Organizers with the National Gun Appreciation Day say they want to send a message to Washington where stricter gun control measures are under consideration.