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Virginia governor issues a state of emergency ahead of a guns rights rally militia groups and hate groups could attend

Jan 15, 2020 - CNN

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Wednesday said weapons will be banned on state Capitol grounds ahead of and during a gun rights rally on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

A state of emergency is among several security precautions Northam said officials will take after law enforcement learned of "threats of violence" surrounding the rally that out-of-state militia groups and hate groups are expected to attend Monday.

"State intelligence analysts have identified threats and violent rhetoric s...