Gun-rights activists gear up for show of force in Virginia

Posted at 6:33 AM, Jan 18, 2020

An unprecedented show of force by gun-rights activists is expected on Monday in Virginia.

They are angry over the state's new Democratic majority leadership and its plans to enact a slew of gun restrictions. Thousands of gun activists are expected to turn out. Second Amendment groups have identified the state as a rallying point for the fight against what they see as a national erosion of gun rights.

Authorities in Virginia are taking precautions since extremist groups have blanketed social media and online forums with ominous messages and hinted at potential violence.