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FAA Bans Drones Near Virginia Capitol Ahead of Gun Rights Rally

• by Derek Wallbank

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, a Democrat who backs the gun control proposals at the heart of the protests planned for Monday, declared a state of emergency and temporarily banned guns on the state Capitol grounds, amid what he labeled "credible threats of violence."

Northam said while he expects the majority attending the rally to be peaceful protesters, it's also "attracting extreme individuals and groups -- including national hate, neo-Nazi, and white supremacist groups -- who are threatening violence and looking to advance a violent agenda." The precautions come after the August 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, a college town about an hour a