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Rumors of ANTIFA willingness to stand against defenders of the Second Amendment appear to have been greatly exaggerated.

Gun rights rally in Va. capital concludes without reports of violence, injury

A spokesman for the Capitol police said there have been no reports of arrests or injuries despite previous threats of violence

By Brock Vergakis, Marie Albiges, Gordon Rago and Alissa Skelton, the Virginian-Pilot

RICHMOND, Va. — Thousands of gun-rights activists rallied peacefully at the Virginia Capitol on Monday under a heavy police presence, protesting plans by the state’s Democratic leadership to pass gun-control legislation.

The size of the rally and the expected participation of white supremacists and fringe militia groups raised fears that the state could see a repeat of the violence that exploded in 2017 in Charlottesville. But the rally concluded uneventfully around noon, and attendees spilled into the streets, chanting and waving signs.

Thousands of gun-rights activists leave the Capitol grounds after a rally protesting gun-control legislation ended peacefully Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Richmond, Va. (Photo/Steve Helber/AP)
Thousands of gun-rights activists leave the Capitol grounds after a rally protesting gun-control legislation ended peacefully Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Richmond, Va. (Photo/Steve Helber/AP)

A spokesman for the Capitol police said that as of 11 a.m. there had been no reports of arrests or injuries.

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Hat Tip: Ed Driscol writing at Instapundit.

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