RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s Supreme Court has upheld a ban on firearms at a pro-gun rally in the state’s capital next week.
The court issued its decision late Friday, rejecting an appeal from gun-rights groups that said it violated their Second Amendment right to bear arms. State officials had asked the court to uphold the ban.
Gov. Ralph Northam said officials had received credible threats of armed militia groups storming our Capitol” during the rally scheduled for Monday in Richmond.