Pro-gun lobbyist: If the Proud Boys show up on Lobby Day, there’s nothing we can do about it

Pro-gun lobbyist: If the Proud Boys show up on Lobby Day, there’s nothing we can do about it

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — The FBI on Monday issued a serious warning that all 50 state capitals over the next few weeks are at risk for attacks that are similar to the insurrection that took place at the Capitol Building last week and the attacks could start as early as this weekend. Before the pandemic and before the “stop the steal” misinformation campaign and movement, 22,000 people, many of them armed, showed up for Lobby Day last year in Richmond. It ended peacefully, then lawmakers got to work passing several gun control measures. Organizer Philip Van Cleave of the Virginia Citizens Defense League says what he calls ordinary Americans will be back for Lobby Day 2021 . Lobby Day 2020 (Photo courtesy: VCDL) “Number one, we don’t want any gun control. Our number one effort will be to knock all gun control back. We don’t need any gun control in Virginia,” said Van Cleave. VCDL failed to get a permit for a massive rally on the grounds, so this year the rally will be on a roll. “It’s called ‘rolling for the 2a’ — that being the Second Amendment — and we are having caravans of cars coming in from the north, the south, the east and west, and then 9 sub-caravans that will blend into one of the four major caravans,” Van Cleave said. “The caravans will be led by big buses decked out with gun rights statements and things like that, and so those buses will be […]

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