‘White Nationalist’ Claims About Richmond Gun Rally Debunked

Despite multiple widespread media reports, there was never any planned attack on the peaceful pro-Second Amendment rally in Richmond, Virginia by a white nationalist group, according to The Daily Caller.

The media narrative began with the arrest of three men in Virginia who were alleged members of an organization called “The Base,” which is supposedly a white nationalist organization. According to the media reports, the men were planning to commit a mass shooting at the rally. However, recently-filed court documents from the FBI have since proven this to not be true.

Law enforcement officials had been actively tracking the activities of all three men since September 2019, and had even installed surveillance equipment in their homes in December. Through this surveillance, it was discovered that the three men eventually decided not to attend the rally after all, and changed their minds about any alleged planned violence.

Instead, one of the men came up with a new plan after taking some Adderall, in which he proposed that the three men simply spend more time training with their own firearms and simply wait for a race war to break out in the United States, rather than try to actively start one themselves.

The rally took place without any incident and ended peacefully. Even despite the arrest of the three men prior to the rally, numerous Democrats and media figures repeatedly predicted, without evidence, that the rally would see violence occur in a manner similar to the 2017 Charlottesville rally.

About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22).

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