NFTV : World Desk: Gun-rights activists and other groups began to descend on Virginia’s capital city Monday to protest Democrats’ plans to pass gun-control legislation. State officials are preparing to maintain law and order

Virginia state governor Ralph Northam imposed a temporary state of emergency a day ahead of the rally, banning all weapons including guns from the event on Capitol Square. The expected arrival of thousands of gun-rights activists along with members of militia groups and white supremacists extremist group

Monday a rally is being organized by a gun-rights group, the Virginia Citizens Defense League. The group holds a yearly Lobby Day rally at the capitol on Martin Luther King Day, typically an event with thousands of gun enthusiasts listening to speeches from a handful of radicalized Republican lawmakers.