Thousand Rally in Richmond Over Proposed Changes to Virginia Gun Laws

Thousands of gun rights supporters gathered on Virginia’s Capitol on Monday, January 20, to protest proposed changes to the state’s gun laws, The Virginian-Pilot reported.

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency ahead of the rally over threats of “armed militia groups storming our Capitol.” The order banned weapons of all kinds from the Capitol grounds through Tuesday.

This footage from Tanner B. Hirschfeld shows the crowd at the Capitol building on Monday. Credit: Tanner B. Hirschfeld via Storyful