RICHMOND, VA - Over 100,000 Second Amendment supporters are expected to flood the capital city for Virginia's "Lobby Day" rally, taking place today in Capitol Square.
Social media began lighting up in the predawn hours with photos and videos from gun rights supporters and citizen journalists on the ground showing huge crowds of protesters streaming toward the event.
Bookmark this page and check back throughout the day for live first-hand accounts of events as they unfold. Please spread the word for those who can't be there in person!
Enjoy updates from earlier this morning below. Click here for the most recent updates.
9:00 am Update
Richmond 2A crowds are absolutely enormous. Thousands of demonstrators arrived by 9am pic.twitter.com/v28O9uJvrV— Jack Posobiec🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) January 20, 2020
This range owner brought a whole ass Barrett 50. cal, amazing pic.twitter.com/U17wtdpnin— Alec Sears (@alec_sears) January 20, 2020
Richmond VA - Thousands have already arrived— Katrina ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@katrina_wiser) January 20, 2020
Pro 2A group recites Pledge of Allegiance before today’s rally
Stay safe everyone 🙏pic.twitter.com/8NP41MQgJl
An attendee at the rally in Richmond Virginia dispels the media smears against rally-goers.— Michael Coudrey (@MichaelCoudrey) January 20, 2020
He says the media is mischaracterizing them, & that they are just law abiding citizens who want to advocate for their constitutional rights.#VirginiaRally
8:00 am Update
#LobbyDay crowds in Virginia growing by the minute. Outside the fence some looked geared up for war. Inside the fence no weapons aloud there only voices can fight the battle over gun rights or restrictions. pic.twitter.com/sUWq8bcPji— Sara Sidner (@sarasidnerCNN) January 20, 2020
Many busses are pulling into the capital now were the pro-2nd amendment rally is taking place.— Michael Coudrey (@MichaelCoudrey) January 20, 2020
Who is bussing people in?pic.twitter.com/gXtIZF4KSD
Owen Shroyer Live Before Epic Rally For The 2nd Amendment In Richmond, Virginia https://t.co/csfi0loaXU— J Owen Shroyer (@allidoisowen) January 20, 2020
Richmond pic.twitter.com/OUzTi47rqK— Jack Posobiec🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) January 20, 2020
People have started gathering for the pro-2nd amendment rally in Richmond, Virginia. pic.twitter.com/eUmyg1ngls— Michael Coudrey (@MichaelCoudrey) January 20, 2020
A look at the State Capitol early this morning on #LobbyDay. Emergency crews already out in force, fences and barricades are up, media from all over the state have gathered ahead of a massive rally for gun rights. @CBS6 #VirginiaRally pic.twitter.com/DRIPwbgywg— Shannon Lilly CBS 6 (@ShannonLillyTV) January 20, 2020
I’m in Richmond and will be reporting on the Second Amendment rally tomorrow morning. This just drove by the Capitol. pic.twitter.com/xmyOZ8MS37— Alissa Skelton (@AlissaSkelton) January 20, 2020
"The land of the free*...."— Ghosts Of Home (@SteelerChris) January 17, 2020
*As long as you stay within this cage, pass through security and metal detectors, and check your constitutional rights at the gate. #Virginia #lobbyday #2A pic.twitter.com/7GrjnnmIFk