Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam took credit for a peaceful pro-gun rally against his policies, which he had previously warned could erupt into racist violence.
AOC claimed were "almost no police officers" at Monday's Second Amendment rally outside the Virginia Capitol and suggested this proves America is racist.
Zainab Javed, the Democratic Governors Association's creative director, shared a tweet calling it "terrorism" to legally carry rifles.
Despite fears that neo-Nazis or other extremists would piggyback on the Richmond rally to stoke violence like the rioting at a 2017 demonstration by white nationalists in Charlottesville that killed a counter-protester, the Capitol Police reported no arrests by 1 p.m. ET.
MSNBC anchor Craig Melvin on Monday claimed white nationalists were among the thousands "swarming" the Virginia capitol building in Richmond.
Black people who turned out for a Second Amendment rally outside the Virginia capitol building undermined attempts to tar the event as "white supremacist."
A Virginia sheriff went viral on Monday after he vowed not to enforce "unconstitutional" bills being proposed by the state's lawmakers.
Councilman Nathan Clark walked into the Portsmouth City Hall meeting on Tuesday night with a Smith and Wesson M&P 15 hanging from a strap.
NBC News reporter Gabe Gutierrez tweeted a video he falsely said showed pro-gun protesters outside Virginia Capitol chanting, "We will not comply."
Virginia state senator Amanda Chase warned gun rights advocates that they were "being set up" by authorities to be branded as extremists and arrested.