Security was increased as thousands head out to Richmond for the big gun rights rally

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Philip Van Cleave, president of the Virginia Citizens Defense League to respond to the Democratic Governor, Ralph Northam’s state of emergency declaration ahead of a planned rally on Monday. Van Cleave explains why he does not support universal background checks and a ban on assault rifles.

RICHMOND, Va. — Piles and piles of chain-link fencing, white, covered tents, and rows and rows of metal detectors, were in place by Sunday evening and around Richmond’s Capitol, ahead of Monday’s widely-published gun rights rally.

Thousands of people from all over the country are expected to attend a demonstration demanding the state Democratic party put in a push for comprehensive gun control in the commonwealth.

Richmond, once the capital of the Confederacy, is on high alert for the next few days, threats of violence, including any claim of a militia stormed the united states Capitol building, the protesters are weaponizing drones.

The fear of it, but it wasn’t enough to Maryanne Martin and her husband, William, from a distance.

“All of our freedoms, as Americans, are under attack. We need to stand up for our rights.”

— Maryanne Martin, a protester

“All of our freedoms, as Americans, under attack,” Martin told Fox News. “We need to stand up for our rights.”

The Martins, who live in Baltimore, Md., drove 160 miles to Richmond, va on Sunday morning, and spent a large part of the afternoon walking around the barricades and around the nation’s Capital.

“We wanted to check it out today,” she said. “If you ask me, it’s a bit much of a good thing.”

There was concern that white supremacists and anti-choice activists would have to face off in Richmond, va, one of the activists, Molly Conger, tweeted on Sunday that “there was no counter-demonstration being planned for January, a-20 convergence of an armed militia in virginia’s capitol building. please, please, please, please encourage anyone you know who is in the think of over-the-counter to see how to prevent this from happening is to stay away from the city center of richmond, on Monday.” (sic),

Also, considering a Sunday roaming the Capitol grounds, was Alex Jones, the conspiracy theorist is InfoWars.

The members are associated with the Light Foot Militia, some of whom have been banned from the Charlottesville, Va., after the deadly march of 2017, “the Uniting of the Right” rally, expected to be on Monday’s rally. By Richard Spencer, a prominent white nationalist, it has also indicated that he would be able to make an appearance.

Security concerns have also resulted in road closures and a ban on guns in the Capitol and on its grounds.

“A ban on guns at a gun rally… but I’ve been told that it’s all right now,” Martin said.

An event in memory of the victims of gun violence, and on the other, to the glory of the ds. Martin Luther King, Jr. there were also cancelled due to security concerns. The Federal Aviation Administration has banned drones in a radius of 2 km from the main city and in the vicinity of the students from VCU and the Medical college of Virginia, has been asked to stay indoors.

The Virginia Citizens Defense League President Philip Van Cleave told Fox News that it is not the pro-gun groups, who are stoking the fear.

“The Democrats,” he said. “It’s almost as if they want to make things happen. It may sound silly, but they’re doing it, and start wondering if it is intentional.”

Split, said a member of the organization has tripled in the past six weeks, an estimated 10,000 people have signed up for the free e-mail alerts. He attributes the spike in popularity to the Gov. Ralph Northam and the Democrats in the state legislature. Of the Cleave is of the opinion that he had “declared war on gun owners” and rely on ” gun-rights advocates to see it on Monday to have their collective voices to be heard.

“It has taken gun owners in the country,” he said.


Jaylynne Sensy, is a mother of three from Chesterfield County, told Fox News she is planning on coming to the rally and brought along her three children with her.

“They’re trying to take our guns, and that’s not going to happen,” she said. “We won’t be going alone. This would not be happening if the Republican party is still on with things.”

In November, the Democrat-turned over to the state Senate and House of Representatives, giving them control of both the governor and the legislature for the first time in a generation.

After his re-election campaign, Northam vowed to push for new gun control measures, saying that it will be a top priority for the Virginia Democratic party. In order to do so, he angered gun-rights advocates, who believe that he is trying to get away from their duties.

That suspicion was fuelled on Friday, when President, He warned in a tweet that the Virginia Democrats who were threatening Americans’ right to bear arms.

“Your 2nd Amendment is under serious attack in the Great Commonwealth of Virginia. That’s what happens when you vote for the Democrats, they will have to take your gun away. Republicans to win in Virginia by the year 2020. Thank you, Democrats!,” he tweeted.

Last week, the three gun-control bills advanced in the General Assembly, setting the stage for a contentious showdown between gun-rights advocates and Democratic legislators, who are in the practice of any changes in the status of last year’s mass shooting at a Virginia Beach municipal complex.

The bills sailed through the Senate Judiciary Committee, would have required background checks on all firearms purchases, should allow law enforcement to temporarily remove guns from people deemed to be a danger to himself or herself or to others, limiting gun purchases to one a month, and have it all over the world have to decide on whether or not to prohibit the use of weapons of a certain event. To the right, and the bills would have to pass the full Senate and the House of Representatives before the governor for his signature.


In a symbolic sign of protest, more than 100 municipalities in Virginia have designated itself as a place of refuge, or hiding place, for the Second Amendment. Legislatures and the governments in those areas have said they will refuse to enforce new gun-control laws in the Virginia legislature are going to.


Monday’s rally comes on for 2 1/2 years after the deadly incident in Charlottesville, Va. In this case, hundreds of white nationalists and their supporters will gather in Charlottesville, about 70 miles from Richmond, – in order to show the schedule for the removal of status Associated with. They were met by counter-protesters, and the violence quickly broke out. At one point, a car drove into a crowd of demonstrators, killing and wounding over a dozen others.

Out of fear of a similar scenario in Northam, a state of emergency ahead of the Richmond, va rally.

“We have received credible information that our law enforcement agencies, that there are groups who have malicious plans for the rally, which was scheduled for Monday morning,” Northam said in a news conference on Wednesday.

House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert called for the next rally, ” a time for people to be at peace, to assemble, and to petition their government.”

“It’s not a place for hatred or violence,… is a group that will come to Richmond to spread white supremacist garbage, or any other form of hate, violence, and civil unrest is not welcome here.”

— Todd Gilbert, the House Republican leader

“It’s not a place for hatred or violence,” he said in a statement. “A group that will come to Richmond to spread white supremacist garbage, or any other form of hate, violence, and civil unrest is not welcome here.”


On Thursday, authorities announced the arrest of three men connected to the Base, a white-wing extremist anti-government group, which is managed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The men, who have acquired weapons and agreed to go to the Richmond rally, were charged with one count of federal crimes in Maryland. A day later, law enforcement announced the arrest of at least four of the other men, is bound to the group.

Northam, later, he said the majority of those who are planning to attend Monday’s rally had no interest in fanning the flames of hatred is removed, but there were only a few owned it.

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