FBI says it arrested 3 neo-Nazis ahead of gun rally at Virginia capitol

by Daniel Payne · Jan 16th, 2020 1:46 pm

The FBI said on Thursday that it had arrested three neo-Nazis ahead of a contentious rally in Richmond, Virginia, related to gun rights and gun control legislation.

Gun rights supporters have been fixated on Richmond in recent weeks as the Democratic-controlled state legislature has proposed numerous sweeping gun control measures. The alleged neo-Nazis were reportedly planning to attend a large rally in the city.

Authorities claimed they harbored fantasies about sparking a race war in the United States.

🔦 Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam banned firearms from state capitol grounds on Wednesday, saying that the authorities had discovered credible threats of violence related to the controversy.


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