RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) — Native gun rights activists are touring to Richmond Monday for Foyer Day.
Caravans “rolling for the 2a” — that being the Second Modification — are heading to Richmond to handle their considerations to legislators on what is called Foyer Day, the identical day as Martin Luther King Day.
The Virginia Residents Protection League (VCDL), a gun-rights group, are attending the occasion which they’ve held since 2002.
10 On Your Facet’s Kaylas Gaskins was on the scene as caravans from Hampton left to rally for much less gun management.
A minimum of 50 automobiles and counting need to present their help for gun rights.
The caravans will arrive and go away Richmond at completely different factors however they may all go by way of Richmond on Broad Road between I195 and I95. The earliest ones will arrive round midday, and the most recent at about 3 p.m.
The Virginia Residents Protection League didn’t get a allow for the rally, so the group may have a caravan.
Final yr, 22,000 individuals confirmed as much as Foyer Day, lots of them armed, and it was a peaceable gathering.
VCDL organizer Philip Van Cleave beforehand instructed 10 On Your Facet the caravans can be “led by massive buses decked out with gun rights statements.”
The earlier week, the FBI issued a serious warning that all 50 state capitals over the subsequent few weeks are in danger for assaults which can be much like the rebellion that befell on the Capitol Constructing on January 6.
Virginia politics and coverage reporter Graham Moomaw for The Virginia Mercury shared images of occasion on the social media.
In the intervening time, members claiming to be from each the Proud Boys group and BLM757/Black Panther have arrived on the scene in Richmond.
Richmond police say indicators have been posted prematurely of occasions surrounding Foyer Day 2021 reminding people who firearms are prohibited at permitted occasions and occasions that may in any other case require a allow, in addition to in adjoining public areas.
Capitol Sq. in Richmond is fenced, home windows boarded up and indicators remind individuals no weapons are allowed.