Perhaps there will be more detailed information, although this is a secure briefing.
“Northam said on Wednesday intelligence officials received “credible” threats of violence, and that out-of-state militia and hate groups planned on attending the rally. Many are expected to protest a slew of bills backed by Northam, including universal background checks on firearm sales and limiting sales to one handgun a month.
The New York Times reported Thursday FBI officials arrested three suspected members of a neo-Nazi hate group amid allegations they planned to travel to the rally Monday.
Philip Van Cleave, head of the VCDL, said he expects between 50,000 and 120,000 people to attend.”
No matter how sensible, law abiding and credible the organizers at VCDL are for this demonstration and lobbying event, if skinheads, extreme militia groups and racial supremacists make a sizable showing, it will not be a good thing for the gun lobby. Don said the demonstration value of armed gun supporters is big. A picture is worth a thousand words.
Neo-Nazis provided a lot of images in Charlottesville, with flags, banners and all the fascist paraphernalia. Van Cleave needs to be careful what he hopes for.