Gun rights advocates rally in Richmond

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Capitol Square in Richmond was filled today with people concerned about their rights as gun owners.

Various groups that support the second amendment came to Richmond to encourage Virginia to stand strong against efforts in Washington to limit the sale and possession of firearms.

And while gun rights groups are concerned about the reach of the federal government, gun control advocates believe everyone should be working together to rein in gun violence.

"They are trying to find their way around other enumerated powers, ie: limits on the federal governments power,they are continually looking to do that," said Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.

"I just want to put an end to gun violence and I think that more guns, means more gun violence, less guns means less gun violence," said gun control advocate Lori Haas.

In the last legislative session, gun rights advocates, successfully stopped a number of measures that would have curbed access to weapons.

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