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Richmond Gun Rally Draws Massive Crowds

Pro-gun rights protesters gathered in mass Monday in Richmond, Virginia, to speak out against recent gun control legislation efforts by the state’s Democratic leadership. The rally was organized by the Virginia Citizens Defense League as part of an annual lobbying day.

Anticipating potential violence, Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency in advance and temporarily banned guns from the Capitol grounds.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young checks in on the latest with VPM politics reporter Ben Paviour (@BPaves).

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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