Gun rights rally slated to draw people from across the country

Virginia is bracing for potentially dangerous protests from gun rights advocates in the state capital.
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Next, the state of emergency in Virginia ahead of a gun rights rally slated for tomorrow. The event is drawing people from across the country, and law enforcement is on edge after what they say are credible threats of violence. Already, three men linked to a white supremacist group under arrest. ABC's Victor Oquendo is in Richmond. Reporter: Tonight Richmond, Virginia bracing for potentially dangerous protests. Thousands of gun rights advocates from across the country expected at the state capitol Monday, fighting new proposed gun control legislation. Local, state and federal law enforcement on high alert, fencing now surrounding the capitol, security is tight. Violence will not be tolerated. And if that is your group or your intention on Monday, then you are not welcome. Reporter: Fearing a repeat of the deadly violence in charlottesville two years ago and citing credible threats, Virginia's governor declaring a state of emergency. Ahead of the rally, seven alleged white supremacists with ties to the neo-nazi group "The base" have been arrested. Authorities saying at least three of them had been planning to attend Monday. We're seeing threats of violence. We're seeing threats of armed confrontation and assault on our capitol. Reporter: The governor also banning all weapons from the capitol grounds, that move enraging gun rights advocates, some taking legal action. But the state supreme court ultimately siding with the governor. In response president trump tweeting in part -- "Your second amendment is under very serious attack in the great commonwealth of Virginia." Security will be tight. Only one entrance point here at the capitol and everybody will be screened. Communication will be better between agencies. It's not guns just not allowed -- it's knives and bats. Tom? Victor Oquendo, thank you.

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