With control of the state legislature flipping from red to blue, Virginia democrats are planning an ambitious agenda of gun rights restrictions and confiscation laws once they officially take control in January.
Many people were wearing “Guns Save Lives” stickers at the rally.
Leaders with the group Virginia Citizens Defense League say they don’t want gun control imposed on law-abiding gun owners. President Philip Van Cleave and Executive Member Brendan Mooney addressed the passionate crowd.
Former Congressman Scott Taylor was among the supporters.
“I feel very strongly, very deeply about protecting the Second Amendment right,” said [former Congressman Scott] Taylor. This is indicative about people who care about their Second Amendment rights. I guarantee you there are Republicans, Independents, Democrats, people who aren’t politically active but want to protect their families and their property, and that is why they are here and you are seeing this across the Commonwealth.”
– Margaret Kavanaugh in Huge crowd of gun rights supporters show up to Virginia Beach City Council meeting