Portraits From the Richmond Pro-Gun Rally
April 28, 2020
by Peter van Agtmael
On January 20th gun rights activists gathered at the Virginia state capitol to protest possible legislation to restrict gun ownership introduced by the Democrat controlled state government. Despite fears of violence, the protest was peaceful and had only one arrest. The crowd was estimated at 22,000.
Democrats want to limit handgun purchases to one a month, institute universal background checks, and add a bill that would allow local authorities to temporarily take guns away from those considered dangerous to themselves or others.
Peter van Agtmael created portraits of the demonstrators while on assignment for TIME Magazine.
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