20 Jan 2020

US authorities braced for pro-gun rally in Virginia

Washington Correspondent

The right to bear arms is always a politically fraught issue in America, especially during an election year.

Today, pro-gun campaigners gathered in Virginia’s State capital to lobby against proposed gun-control laws.

Worries that there would be a repeat of 2017 clashes in Charlottesville – which left one person dead and dozens injured – have led the governor to declare a state of emergency.