SUPERIOR - Northlanders hit the streets just a day after President Barack Obama proposed a $500 million anti–gun violence package.
Gun owners are worried about their rights and made it known Thursday, outside the Douglas County Government Center.
The group braved the cold, holding signs, all in the name of their right to bear arms.
The president is looking for Congress to approve requiring universal background checks and a new ban on military–style assault weapons.
But, gun advocates argue the proposed changes would really hurt law abiding gun owners.
They believe the issue is more about mental health than it is gun control.
"I feel like adding more laws onto the ones that we already have is only punishing law abiding citizens. Law abiding citizens aren't the ones that go out and commit crimes with guns. Statistics show that it's mostly criminals that have criminal backgrounds already," said Kevin Wehmeyer, of Superior.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, speaking on his State of the State Tour in Superior, said, "How do people get to a point where they can commit an act like this? If you just ban one thing and they move onto something else, you don't address the core cause. What's leading people to do this? You're really giving people a false sense of security."
Gov. Walker says he and state lawmakers in Wisconsin are in the process of bringing together health experts from around the state to talk about the issue of mental health.
Walker says when it comes down to the safety of our children and schools he doesn't believe severe gun control or armed guards in schools is the answer.