Thousands of law-abiding Second Amendment supporters swarmed into the Virginia capitol city of Richmond on Monday in a peaceful show of force, pushing back against efforts by Democrat state representatives to expedite extreme new gun control measures.
Check out the sights and sounds from the days events below.
NOW: Justin Fairfax, lieutenant governor of Virginia, answers questions from gun rights advocates outside Virginia’s state Capitol. Fairfax is a Democrat. pic.twitter.com/rkDUpvYLmH— Bowen Xiao (@BowenXiao_) January 13, 2020
The legislative building’s lobby is packed with people who plan to speak with their legislators. pic.twitter.com/BxU1rNeiXv— Hannah McComsey (@HannahMcComsey) January 13, 2020
Gun ban at the Virginia Capitol is the talk of the town today. Here's a photo of Sen. @Emmett_Hanger's wife, Sharon, going through a second security check after setting off the metal detector. pic.twitter.com/MzhTfpJpjT— Mel Leonor (@MelLeonor_) January 13, 2020
"A gun-control event at the Virginia state capitol drew 200 activists on Wednesday, a turnout dwarfed by the tens of thousands who have attended Second Amendment sanctuary meetings all over the state." Shall NOT be infringed.— Laine Ragsdale (@1Laine1) January 13, 2020
Every American needs to be paying attention to what is going on in Virginia.— Andrew Pollack (@AndrewPollackFL) January 13, 2020
The Second Amendment rights of Virginians are being infringed upon.
If a Democrat wins in 2020, there is no doubt they will try to bring this nationwide! #FixIt https://t.co/2778VAA6jf
Virginia made it illegal for responsible gun owners to carry into the Capitol, yet none of the gun-related bills taken up today address illegal guns or criminal behavior. #makeitmakesense https://t.co/LsxMjZgmeZ— USCCA (@USCCA) January 13, 2020
Worth watching below, but VOLUME WARNING.
"These proposals are already directly impacting my life. Just the other day legislators voted to ban guns from the Virginia State Capitol. That means that tonight as I drive back home to Norfolk in the dark, I’ll be unarmed." –@SavannahMaeSays #valeg pic.twitter.com/7CnSI8ruxY— NRA (@NRA) January 13, 2020
The green below shows the 91 counties/12 cities/22 towns in #Virginia that have adopted the #2A #SANCTUARY resolution.@VA_Gun_Rights's model Second Amendment Sanctuary resolution:https://t.co/3uMqns3JTx pic.twitter.com/18sn1a5tRy— John R Lott Jr. (@JohnRLottJr) January 13, 2020
EMERGENCY AIRLIFT: @Magpul_HQ sent us 1,000 30 Round PMAGs to hand out tomorrow in Richmond to NRA members who show up to fight Northam’s extreme gun ban!— NRA (@NRA) January 13, 2020
We’ll see everyone TOMORROW at the General Assembly Building in Senate Sub-Committee Room #1 on the 5th Floor at 8am! #valeg pic.twitter.com/wovch0bTuU