Virginia governor bans guns from state capitol ahead of pro-gun rally

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A lobby day against stricter gun laws is expected to attract thousands of people, including members of anti-government groups

The Virginia Governor on Wednesday said he was temporarily banning all guns and weapons from the area around the Capitol in Richmond ahead of a major gun rights demonstration set for next week.

Ralph Northam, who is leading the push for stronger gun laws in his state, said he wants to avoid a repeat of violence that erupted at a 2017 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, when a march by white nationalists erupted and led to the death of a counter-protester.

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Source: theguardian