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Gun Rights, Gun Control Activists Gather in Richmond

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RICHMOND, Va (WVIR) -

The gun control debate took center stage Monday at the state capitol.

An early morning rally brought out hundreds of people, pressing lawmakers for fewer restrictions on gun ownership. Their "Guns save Lives" stickers were met with opposition later in the day, as gun control advocates gathered for a vigil in the same spot.

Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring joined hundreds of others, including a group from Charlottesville, to support background checks and other policies.

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