Updated at 3:28 p.m. ET
The city of Richmond, Va., was under a state of emergency Monday as thousands of gun ownership enthusiasts and armed militia members gathered at the Virginia State Capitol for a rally aimed at quashing new gun restrictions. Gov. Ralph Northam temporarily banned weapons from Capitol grounds ahead of the demonstration, which appeared to end peacefully.
The Richmond gun rally drew a wide range of people, from staunch believers that the Second Amendment guarantees wide access to guns to religious leaders calling for peace.