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Wed Jan 15, 2020, 08:36 PM

Virginia Governor Declares State Of Emergency Ahead Of Gun Rights Rally

Fearing potential violence, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is declaring a state of emergency and is banning firearms and other weapons on the Capitol grounds in Richmond ahead of a gun rights demonstration planned for next week.

"We have received credible intelligence from our law enforcement agencies that there are groups with malicious plans for the rally that is planned for Monday," Northam said during a press conference Wednesday afternoon.

Gun rights supporters are preparing to converge on Richmond for a lobbying day and a rally Monday morning. They're opposed to efforts by Virginia Democrats who've just taken over control of the Virginia legislature following the November 2019 elections to pass a slate of gun control bills backed by Northam.

Northam is raising concerns about a reprise of the deadly violence surrounding the white supremacist march in Charlottesville in August 2017. He said state intelligence analysts have identified threats and rhetoric online that mirror the chatter they were picking up around that time.

https://www.npr.org/2020/01/15/796666321/virginia-governor-declares-state-of-emergency-ahead-of-pro-gun-rally

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Wed Jan 15, 2020, 08:44 PM

1. Another gun hick MAGAt march?

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Wed Jan 15, 2020, 08:48 PM

2. Fucking gun nutters. Yes, that means the gungeoneers, also. Fuck you

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Wed Jan 15, 2020, 08:58 PM

3. My BIL & SIL live in Va. and were complaining about the CRAZY Dems who took over the Governor &

legislature and now are trying to take his guns! That visited us the other day, and he said the law claimed they wanted to ban assault weapons but, it turns out they were banning semi-auto weapons & going to grandfather in the ones already owned. He sees this as banning ALL semi-auto weapons & not just assault weapons like the AR15. He's not someone you argue with (Retired Marine Officer) so I just listened. We live in another State and it's not worth getting into a fight with him that may never stop!

I suspect he's exaggerating again, but I feel it's better to let him go nuts over this & find out later he was wrong. Needless to say, he's a hard nosed Pub, doesn't like DT but likes what he's done while in office.

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