Senate gathers on ‘Lobby Day’ under heightened security

Senate gathers on ‘Lobby Day’ under heightened security
Virginia General Assembly Building (Source: WHSV)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia state lawmakers met under heightened security Monday amid concerns about possible civil unrest in state capitals in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

Several gun-rights advocates came to Richmond on Monday, some of them heavily armed.

The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is typically a chance for citizens to use a day off work to meet with their legislators.

Gun-rights activists typically make a large, organized appearance each year.

This year they organized a series of caravans through the city decked out in pro-gun messages.

Gun laws have gotten much less attention this year and Democratic leaders have not prioritized gun legislation.

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