John Klein, right, back to camera, of Pullman, carried his Ruger SR-556 autoloading rifle to a protest by gun rights advocates outside the University Inn Best Western where the Latah County Republicans held a meeting Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, in Moscow. The protesters were upset with LCR Chairman Walter Steed for his Moscow City Council vote going along with a call for some stronger gun control measures. Klein said he carried with him all the necessary paperwork for carrying his rifle across state lines.