Lobby Day Attendee Recalls the 'Peacefulness' Experienced Among Those Rallying

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Published on January 21, 2020 - Duration: 01:40s

Lobby Day Attendee Recalls the 'Peacefulness' Experienced Among Those Rallying

Amid the fears of alleged threats of violence at the "Lobby Day" rally in Richmond, one attendee said there was no violence, only "peacefulness."

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Lobby Day Attendee Recalls the 'Peacefulness' Experienced Among Those Rallying

14:40:29 )THE PEACEFULNESS.14:40:29 )THE PEACEFULNESS.THE PEACEFULNESSTHE PEACEFULNESSWAS ONE OF THE BIGGEST TAKE-WAS ONE OF THE BIGGEST TAKE-AWAYS AND THEN AFTERWARDS.

)AWAYS AND THEN AFTERWARDS.

)AWAYS AND THEN AFTERWARDS.

)PEACEFULNESS AMONG THE ESTIMATEDPEACEFULNESS AMONG THE ESTIMATEDPEACEFULNESS AMONG THE ESTIMATED22,000 PEOPLE AT CAPITAL22,000 PEOPLE AT CAPITAL22,000 PEOPLE AT CAPITALSQUARE IN RICHMOND TODAY.SQUARE IN RICHMOND TODAY.SQUARE IN RICHMOND TODAY.GRAPHIC: BRENDAN MOONEY/ VCDLGRAPHIC: BRENDAN MOONEY/ VCDLGRAPHIC: BRENDAN MOONEY/ VCDLEXECUTIVE MEMBER 14:31:28 )WEEXECUTIVE MEMBER 14:31:28 )WEEXECUTIVE MEMBER 14:31:28 )WESAWSAWALL BACKGROUNDS, ALL COLORS, ALLALL BACKGROUNDS, ALL COLORS, ALLCREEDS, ALL ETHNICITY, IT WASCREEDS, ALL ETHNICITY, IT WASCREEDS, ALL ETHNICITY, IT WASLITERALLY A MICROCOSM OF WHATLITERALLY A MICROCOSM OF WHATLITERALLY A MICROCOSM OF WHATVIRGINIA IS ALL ABOUT.

) ASVIRGINIA IS ALL ABOUT.

) ASVIRGINIA IS ALL ABOUT.

) ASWELL AS PEOPLE FROM NEAR ANDWELL AS PEOPLE FROM NEAR ANDWELL AS PEOPLE FROM NEAR ANDFAR.WELL AS PEOPLE FROM NEAR ANDFAR.14:36:27 )WE MET PEOPLE FROMFAR.14:36:27 )WE MET PEOPLE FROM14:36:27 )WE MET PEOPLE FROMSOUTH DAKOTA, WYOMING, WE SAWSOUTH DAKOTA, WYOMING, WE SAWPEOPLE FROM ALASKA,PEOPLE FROM ALASKA,PEOPLE FROM ALASKA,TENNESSEE, NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTHTENNESSEE, NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTHTENNESSEE, NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTHCAROLINA, EVERY PART OFTENNESSEE, NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTHCAROLINA, EVERY PART OFVIRGINIA,CAROLINA, EVERY PART OFVIRGINIA,VIRGINIA,VIRGINIA,CITIES THAT I DIDNT EVEN KNOWCITIES THAT I DIDNT EVEN KNOWCITIES THAT I DIDNT EVEN KNOWEXISTED.

) AND BRENDAN MOONEYCITIES THAT I DIDNT EVEN KNOWEXISTED.

) AND BRENDAN MOONEYWAS AMONG THEM.EXISTED.

) AND BRENDAN MOONEYWAS AMONG THEM.EXISTED.

) AND BRENDAN MOONEYWAS AMONG THEM.A SECOND-WAS AMONG THEM.A SECOND-A SECOND-AMENDMENT ADVOCATE FROM HAMPTONAMENDMENT ADVOCATE FROM HAMPTONROADS, HE WAS INROADS, HE WAS INRICHMOND SINCE SIX-IN-THE-RICHMOND SINCE SIX-IN-THE-MORNING.RICHMOND SINCE SIX-IN-THE-MORNING.HE WAS ONE OF SEVERALMORNING.HE WAS ONE OF SEVERALHE WAS ONE OF SEVERALHE WAS ONE OF SEVERALSPEAKERS THAT ADDRESSED THESPEAKERS THAT ADDRESSED THESPEAKERS THAT ADDRESSED THECROWD WHO PREVIOUSLY TOLDSPEAKERS THAT ADDRESSED THECROWD WHO PREVIOUSLY TOLDNEWS 3, THIS ISNT A REPUBLICANCROWD WHO PREVIOUSLY TOLDNEWS 3, THIS ISNT A REPUBLICANCROWD WHO PREVIOUSLY TOLDNEWS 3, THIS ISNT A REPUBLICANORCROWD WHO PREVIOUSLY TOLDNEWS 3, THIS ISNT A REPUBLICANORDEMOCRATIC ISSUE, BUT ANNEWS 3, THIS ISNT A REPUBLICANORDEMOCRATIC ISSUE, BUT ANNEWS 3, THIS ISNT A REPUBLICANORDEMOCRATIC ISSUE, BUT ANAMERICANORDEMOCRATIC ISSUE, BUT ANAMERICANDEMOCRATIC ISSUE, BUT ANAMERICANAMERICANAMERICANISSUE.ISSUE.ISSUE.14:33:20 )IM NOT EVEN A14:33:20 )IM NOT EVEN A14:33:20 )IM NOT EVEN AHUNTER, IM NOT ANYTHING MOREHUNTER, IM NOT ANYTHING MOREHUNTER, IM NOT ANYTHING MORETHAN A RECREATIONALTHAN A RECREATIONALSHOOTER BUT THIS IS SO IMPORTANTSHOOTER BUT THIS IS SO IMPORTANTTHAT WE HAVE TO GET IT THERE ORSHOOTER BUT THIS IS SO IMPORTANTTHAT WE HAVE TO GET IT THERE ORELSE ITS GOING TO DIE ON THETHAT WE HAVE TO GET IT THERE ORELSE ITS GOING TO DIE ON THETHAT WE HAVE TO GET IT THERE ORELSE ITS GOING TO DIE ON THEVINE INELSE ITS GOING TO DIE ON THEVINE INVINE INFUTURE GENERATIONS.

) THERE WASFUTURE GENERATIONS.

) THERE WASSUPPOSED TO BE ASUPPOSED TO BE ASECOND RALLY AFTERWARDS, THATSECOND RALLY AFTERWARDS, THATONE IN FAVOR OF GUN LAWS.SECOND RALLY AFTERWARDS, THATONE IN FAVOR OF GUN LAWS.IT WASONE IN FAVOR OF GUN LAWS.IT WASIT WASIT WASCANCELLED BECAUSE OF THE THREATCANCELLED BECAUSE OF THE THREATCANCELLED BECAUSE OF THE THREATOF VIOLENCE FROMOF VIOLENCE FROMMEMBERS OF RADICAL GROUPS ATMEMBERS OF RADICAL GROUPS ATTODAYS EVENT, BUT MOONEY SAYSTODAYS EVENT, BUT MOONEY SAYSHE WOULDVE LIKED TO SEE THEM.HE WOULDVE LIKED TO SEE THEM.14:39:31 )I JUST KIND OF WISHHE WOULDVE LIKED TO SEE THEM.14:39:31 )I JUST KIND OF WISHTHEYHE WOULDVE LIKED TO SEE THEM.14:39:31 )I JUST KIND OF WISHTHEYWERE ABLE TO COME.14:39:31 )I JUST KIND OF WISHTHEYWERE ABLE TO COME.14:39:31 )I JUST KIND OF WISHTHEYWERE ABLE TO COME.MAYBETHEYWERE ABLE TO COME.MAYBEWERE ABLE TO COME.MAYBEWERE ABLE TO COME.MAYBETHERE ARE SOME PEOPLE THAT WOULDMAYBETHERE ARE SOME PEOPLE THAT WOULDTHERE ARE SOME PEOPLE THAT WOULDTHERE ARE SOME PEOPLE THAT WOULDHAVE WANTED TO SEE THE OTHERTHERE ARE SOME PEOPLE THAT WOULDHAVE WANTED TO SEE THE OTHERVIEWPOINT REPRESENTED.

) AT THEHAVE WANTED TO SEE THE OTHERVIEWPOINT REPRESENTED.

) AT THEHAVE WANTED TO SEE THE OTHERVIEWPOINT REPRESENTED.

) AT THEEND OF THE DAY, IT WAS ONE FORVIEWPOINT REPRESENTED.

) AT THEEND OF THE DAY, IT WAS ONE FORVIEWPOINT REPRESENTED.

) AT THEEND OF THE DAY, IT WAS ONE FORTHE HISTORYVIEWPOINT REPRESENTED.

) AT THEEND OF THE DAY, IT WAS ONE FORTHE HISTORYBOOKS.END OF THE DAY, IT WAS ONE FORTHE HISTORYBOOKS.THE HISTORYBOOKS.BOOKS.BOOKS.14:41:32 )NO MATTER WHAT14:41:32 )NO MATTER WHAT14:41:32 )NO MATTER WHATHAPPENS, THIS WILL BE LOOKED ATHAPPENS, THIS WILL BE LOOKED ATHAPPENS, THIS WILL BE LOOKED ATMONUMENTAL DAY IN VIRGINIASHAPPENS, THIS WILL BE LOOKED ATMONUMENTAL DAY IN VIRGINIASHISTORY.

)MONUMENTAL DAY IN VIRGINIASHISTORY.

)HISTORY.

)MOONEY SAYS HE DIDNT FEEL ANYMOONEY SAYS HE DIDNT FEEL ANYFEAR, IN FACT THE ONLY FEAR HEFEAR, IN FACT THE ONLY FEAR HEFEAR, IN FACT THE ONLY FEAR HESAYS HE HAD, WAS (THE PARKING (.FEAR, IN FACT THE ONLY FEAR HESAYS HE HAD, WAS (THE PARKING (.IN THESAYS HE HAD, WAS (THE PARKING (.IN THESAYS HE HAD, WAS (THE PARKING (.IN THESTUDIO, JULIO AVILA, NEWS 3.IN THESTUDIO, JULIO AVILA, NEWS 3.STUDIO, JULIO AVILA, NEWS 3.

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