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Getty The Virginia State Capitol is pictured on January 8, 2020 in Richmond, Virginia.
A pro-gun rally is happening in Virginia at the State Capitol on Monday, but what time is everything taking place? The event that’s been all over the news officially starts at 8 a.m. Eastern on Monday, January 20, 2020. Read on for more details.

The Event Officially Starts at 8 AM Eastern on Monday

The official start time for the pro-gun rally is 8 a.m. Eastern on Monday.The Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) is hosting the pro-gun rally at the Virginia state capitol on Monday, January 20, 2020. It’s called a gun rights “Lobby Day.” This actually isn’t an unusual event — the VCDL hosts it every year. But this year, it’s gotten a lot of media attention with many different groups claiming that they’re planning to attend and rumors running wild about what might happen.According to the Virginia Citizens Defense League’s website, the event’s official Facebook page can be found here. There are a lot of other Facebook pages circulating for the event, but this is the official one. According to this official Facebook event, the VCDL Lobby Day (aka the pro-gun rally) will take place from 8 a.m. Eastern to 1 p.m. Eastern, meeting at The Pocahontas Building at 900 E. Main Street in Richmond, Virginia. According to the event page, they will then be lobbying on the steps of the state Capitol. The Pocahontas Building houses most legislative offices, including delegate and senator offices. The Pocahontas Building on 900 E. Main Street is just .4 miles from the Virginia State Capitol itself and considered to be on the Capitol grounds. Here’s a map showing the location of both buildings: Gov. Ralph Northam declared a State of Emergency and banned weapons on the Capitol grounds until the evening after the event.According to the VCDL’s FAQ page: “Monday, January 20, is VCDL’s Lobby Day. It is not VCDL’s Protest Day. … VCDL Lobby Day is a peaceful event about gun rights and NOTHING ELSE.
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