RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam plans to declare a temporary emergency Wednesday banning all weapons, including guns, from Capitol Square ahead of a massive rally planned next week over gun rights.
That’s according to two state officials who were briefed on the plans but not authorized to speak publicly about them.
One official says the governor plans to announce this at a news conference Wednesday afternoon because of credible threats of potential violence and extremism.
This comes after multiple Virginia counties have become ‘Second Amendment Sanctuaries.’
See our coverage of Bluefield’s vote on that here.
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