Something is fishy here… Will the Governor just cave in – or will he thumb his nose at those who showed up and proceed? The days ahead will tell more of the story. ~ Ed.
Thousands of gun-rights activists descend on Virginia’s Capitol to protest Dems’ gun-control legislation
Many participants are dressed in camouflage and many are also openly and legally carrying firearms, including AR-style rifles, outside the gun-free Capitol Square… (Continue to full article)
Major Virginia pro-gun rally ends peacefully with zero incidents
A major gun rally in Richmond, Virginia, ended peacefully on Monday afternoon, with thousands of protesters dispersing without incident in spite of fears that the event would descend into violence.
The rally had been called in response to several gun control bills currently under consideration in the newly Democratic Virginia General Assembly. Thousands, or perhaps tens of thousands of pro-gun protesters showed up to oppose the bills. Many attendees on the perimeter of the state capitol were legally armed, although Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam banned weapons from capitol grounds ahead of the protest…. (Continue to full article)
Thousands Of Pro-Gun Activists And Far-Right Extremists Swarm Richmond, Virginia
RICHMOND, Va. ― Thousands of pro-gun protesters, along with extremist factions from all over the country, crowded in and around Capitol Square on Monday for a pro-gun rally that for weeks has stoked fears of violence that reached the highest levels of Virginia government.
Three neo-Nazis associated with a violent white supremacist group called The Base were arrested last week after allegedly discussing plans to travel to the rally and open fire from different positions in order to cause chaos. Gov. Ralph Northam (D) declared a temporary emergency, banning all guns from Capitol Square for the event and saying there was “credible intelligence” that there may be violence…. (Continue to full article)
VIDEO: Virginia Rally Attendees Pick Trash Up After Themselves
A video has emerged from the pro-gun Virginia rally – where all hell was expected to break loose – showing attendees pick trash up after themselves.
In spite of all the nervy expectations before the event, groups were filmed picking up trash off a road as they were leaving…. (Continue to full article)
VA SHERIFFS JOIN GUN RIGHTS RALLY IN SUPPORT OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT
Grayson County Sheriff Richard Vaughan was among the people who attended the Lobby Day gun rally. The Grayson County Sheriff stood alongside his deputies holding a sign with the words “WE SUPPORT THE SECOND AMENDMENT.” His office captured the pictures and posted them online. “We are here to s and up for the Second Amendment,” the Sheriff Vaughan said during the rally.
He reiterated his initial position on the issue of gun control. “If the bills go through as proposed, they will not be enforced,” he declared in an interview during the march.
“They’re unconstitutional. We swore to uphold the constitution of the United States and the constitution of Virginia, and that’s what we’ll do.”… (Continue to full article)
‘The civil rights march of my life’
Thousands of pro-gun protesters, many heavily armed, rally peacefully in Richmond
Many demonstrators, opposed to proposed gun restrictions, openly displayed military-style semiautomatic rifles. Other wore orange “Guns save lives” stickers as the crowd chanted “USA” and sang the national anthem. Signs read “Come and take it” and “Second Amendment Sanctuary.” … (Continue to full article)
Antifa terrorists a NO SHOW at the Virginia pro-2A rally… deep state BACKS DOWN in presence of overwhelming patriot presence
The overwhelming numbers of armed patriots at the pro-2A rally in Richmond, Virginia has apparently caused Antifa terrorists and deep state operatives to back down from their plans to instigate staged violence for CNN’s cameras. While an estimated “tens of thousands” of armed patriots peacefully demonstrated at the Virginia capitol today, there were no reports of Antifa terrorists on the scene.
Antifa simply could not be found. It’s clear they decided to back down… (Continue to full article)
One arrest made as more than 20,000 descend on Richmond for Lobby Day, pro-gun rally
“We are all thankful that today passed without incident. The teams successfully de-escalated what could have been a volatile situation. This resulted from weeks of planning and extensive cooperation among state, local, and federal partners in Virginia and beyond.
Virginia’s law enforcement and first responders demonstrated tremendous professionalism. I’m proud of their work. I have spoken with Colonel Settle of the State Police, Colonel Pike of the Capitol Police, and Chief Smith of the Richmond Police Department, as well as leaders of the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s office, and thanked them for keeping Virginia safe…. (Continue to full article)