BELLEVUE, WA – The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is encouraging gun owners from across Virginia to gather Monday in Richmond as a show of opposition to the extremist gun control agenda put forth by Gov. Ralph Northam and his Democrat majority in the General Assembly.

Events begin at 8 a.m. with committee meetings starting at 9 o’clock. The rally on the Capitol Steps begins at 11 a.m. Speakers include Stephen Williford, the Texas hero who shot the Sutherland Springs church gunman two years ago; Dick Heller, Bearing Arms Editor Cam Edwards, Jan Morgan, founder of 2A Women, State Sen. Amanda Chase, Delegates nick Freitas and John McGuire, and many others.

CCRKBA also stresses the importance of being vigilant in the wake of rumored potential for confrontation with provocateurs who may show up in an attempt to create an incident to discredit law-abiding gun owners.

“With more than 100 counties, cities and smaller jurisdictions having declared themselves to be ‘Second Amendment Sanctuaries,’ we concur with our friends at the Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) that the eyes of the nation, and maybe the world, will be on Richmond,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb.

Virginia gun owners have been gathering peacefully every year in Richmond to support their Second Amendment rights, and this year must be no different, CCRKBA said. A much larger-than-normal crowd is anticipated, so this will be a good opportunity for gun owners to meet like-minded fellow Virginians, and to deliver a unified message to the General Assembly about gun control proposals such as reviving the failed one-gun-per-month law and other extremist proposals.

Information about the rally, and about scheduled bus transportation from many locations around the state may be found here, at the VCDL website.

“We’re suspicious of Gov. Northam’s temporary ban on firearms in and around the State Capitol,” Gottlieb noted, “but we’ve been saying for a long time that Ralph Northam is a gun-banner, and now he’s proving it.”