An estimated 22,000 gun rights advocates crowded the Capitol to protest proposed gun legislation. There were 6,000 people on the grounds, where guns were prohibited. Roughly 16,000 people crowded the surrounding streets. PHOTOS COURTESY OF VCU CAPITAL NEWS SERVICE

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I picked up dinner last night at a local Manassas dining establishment. Two men were there that had attended the rally. They reported it was cold, parking prices were high but they paid it, and that everything was quite peaceful. They saw a few agitators, but said most of the "Antifa-esque" ones stayed out of the way of the other attendees. Both were happy that the event was nothing like Portland and nothing like Charlottesville.

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