Shannon Watts @shannonrwatts Founder of @MomsDemand, grassroots army of @Everytown. The @NRA’s worst nightmare. Author of “Fight Like A Mother.” IG: instagram.com/shannonrwatts Jul. 09, 2019 1 min read

Open Carry is legal in Virginia. That’s why these armed men are standing near the Virginia statehouse in an attempt to intimidate and silence the hundreds of @MomsDemand volunteers and other advocates supporting gun safety at today’s kickoff of the special session. #valeg

The 2019 special session was called after the deadly mass shooting in Virginia Beach. @MomsDemand volunteers are urging lawmakers to support background checks, extreme risk protection orders and bans on large capacity magazines and silencers. #valeg

This is legal. These armed gun extremists protesting gun safety legislation at the statehouse are the definition of @NRA “good guys with guns” - until they’re not. Because of Virginia’s lax gun laws, these open carriers may not have had background checks or training. #valeg


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