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Thousands gather in Richmond for gun rights rally


Added 01-20-20 11:57:02am EST - “Thousands of people have reportedly gathered at the State Capitol in Richmond, Va.? as part of a gun rights rally on Monday in response to Democrats pledging to move forward with a slate of? restrictions th” - Thehill.com

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Thousands of people have reportedly gathered at the State Capitol in Richmond, Va.  as part of a gun rights rally on Monday in response to Democrats pledging to move forward with a slate of restrictions this year. 

Thousands of gun rights lobbyists crowded the Capitol Square, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported. 

A spokeswoman for the FBI's Richmond field office told CNN that the agency “would provide assistance as deemed appropriate to ensure public safety.” 

Monday, which is also Martin Luther King Jr. Day, has traditionally been “Lobby Day” in the state’s capital. 

With Gov. Ralph Northam (D) and Democrats who took back control of both of the state's chambers in November pushing for reform bills, gun rights advocates announced they would hold a rally in response on “Lobby Day.” 

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