On Monday in Richmond, Virginia around the capital building over 22,000 gun rights activists marched peacefully with their firearms proudly in hand.
The reason for the gathering was due to a new gun-control law trying to squeeze through the newly formed Democratic-controlled state legislature
Tensions where heightened no doubt but the Capital Police reported no major incidents. A 21-year-old female was arrested for not complying with officers after they told her twice to take off the bandana around her face.
People were standing shoulder to shoulder spanning three blocks deep in all directions. Women carrying handguns and rifles flocked through the streets as chants of USA! USA!
Teri Horne traveled all the way from Texas to take part in the rally had a few words to say about the situation.
“What’s going on here, if not stopped, will spread to other states. They will come for our guns in other states if we don’t stop them in Virginia.”
Democratic Governor Ralph Northam has an 8 bill package he’s working on moving through.
- Universal Background Checks
- A “Red Flag” Law
- A Ban On Assault-Style Rifles
- One Handgun A Month Purchase
The bill if passed will not confiscate guns from the legally owning arm bearer’s. 20-year-old Eve Levenson a political science student at George Washington University had this to say.
“A lot of protesters outside have a really extreme reading of the Second Amendment. What we’re fighting for is common-sense laws that are proven to work and are already effective in other states.
(Cover photo and source Reuters, video courtesy of PBS News Hour)