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Activists gear up for gun-rights rally at Virginia Capitol

Posted at 6:25 PM, Jan 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-19 21:25:27-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- An unprecedented number of gun-rights activists are expected on Monday in Virginia.

They are angry over the state's new Democratic majority leadership and its plans to enact a slew of gun restrictions.

Thousands of gun activists are expected to turn out. Second Amendment groups have identified the state as a rallying point for the fight against what they see as a national erosion of gun rights.

Authorities in Virginia are taking precautions since extremist groups have blanketed social media and online forums with ominous messages and hinted at potential violence.