Virginia attorney general fighting lawsuit to host indoor gun show in Fairfax

Virginia attorney general fighting lawsuit to host indoor gun show in Fairfax

Promoters for the gun show filed a lawsuit in Fairfax County to have a 25,000-person event, which Attorney General Mark Herring called a potential "superspreader." FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — A lawsuit filed in Fairfax County by a gun show has Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring’s office working to stop what he’s called a potential "superspreader event." The lawsuit — filed against Gov. Ralph Northam — came from a promoter, gun seller and a potential gun show attendee in an attempt to bypass coronavirus gathering restrictions in the county, Herring said in a statement. The Nation’s Gun Show is slated to be held at the Dulles Expo Center from Nov. 20-23 in Chantilly, Virginia, according to the website for the gun show . But new COVID restrictions issued by Gov. Northam, which went into effect Monday, restrict entertainment venues from hosting more than 250 people at a time. In a reply briefing filed by Herring, he said the “plaintiffs’ (gun show’s) filings betray a callous disregard for the public-health consequences." The gun show has claimed that it’s against their Second Amendment right to not be able to have the gun show, according to The Washington Post. This has the potential to become a superspreader event and could lead to hundreds if not thousands of Virginians getting sick. Holding massive events is not worth the disastrous toll it will take on the health of our communities. We must all do our part to keep each other safe. https://t.co/gq2k7W0L4J — Mark Herring […]

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