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Virginia Militia rallies in Richmond to protect gun rights

Posted at 2:06 PM, Aug 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-18 18:24:22-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- An open carry rally organized by the Virginia Militia marched through downtown Richmond on Tuesday.

They then rallied outside the Siegel Center, on the campus of VCU, where state lawmakers were holding a special session of the Virginia General Assembly.

They're speaking out against potential action lawmakers might take that they see as an infringement to their Second Amendment right to bear arms.

"The tyrannical head of Virginia’s current legislation continues to infringe and chip away at our rights," the group posted on Facebook. "Calling multiple special sessions within one fiscal year to pass law after law of new restrictions against the law abiding citizens of our state. We must not give them an inch, we must not take our attention off for a second."

Many of the marchers carried guns during the march and rally.

"This is why we MUST pass the gun legislation in front of City Council this Thursday," Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney wrote in a tweet. "You don’t need to brandish a deadly weapon to make a point."