The president tweeted a warning to citizens the Second Amendment is under attack in Virginia, just days before the gun-rights rally scheduled at the Capitol in Richmond, on January 20.

“Your 2nd Amendment is under very serious attack in the Great Commonwealth of Virginia. That’s what happens when you vote for Democrats, they will take your guns away. Republicans will win Virginia in 2020. Thank you Dems!” tweeted Presidet Trump on Friday.

Governor Northam issued a State of Emergency and banned all weapons from the Capitol Square for the Lobby Day gun rights rally. Northam said “credible threats of violence surrounding the event, along with white nationalist rhetoric and plans by out of state militia groups to attend” in his statement Wednesday.

The Virginia state Capitol building is surrounded by temporary fencing for the rally. Attendees will have to pass through security and metal detectors to get inside.

Barricades will be set up to close off roads that lead to the state Capitol. The Federal Aviation Administration issued flight restrictions for Monday as well, designating the airspace as “National Defense Airspace.”

The Virginia Citizens Defense League insists that event will be peaceful. Over 100,000 gun rights proponents are expected to attend, some from other states. Virginia is an “open carry state” so citizens are allowed to carry weapons, except for the grounds of the Capitol until Tuesday.

Senator Amanda Chase (R-VA) posted a warning on Facebook to law-abiding gun owners who are planning to attend the event:

“Sadly, I am posting this, knowing that the Governor of Virginia has declared a State of Emergency in our state. I want you to be aware of how we are being set up. Does the Patriot Act ring a bell? Does the National Defense Authorization Act ring a bell? If people show up wearing any kind of uniform, patch or other symbol on their clothing signifying they belong to a militia and something goes wrong, you could/will be held as a domestic terrorist. If anyone steps out of line, all it takes is one person, it may even be a government plant….if that plant does anything to disrupt the rally, you could/will be arrested as a domestic terrorist. The Governor, using the media has already set the stage for this to happen. He has already laid the groundwork to make the entire movement look like insurrection. It will be used to put the rest of the nation on notice of what will happen to you, if you resist. They have used the Southern Poverty Law Center over the last 15 years to lay the groundwork. They have labeled us as potential domestic terrorist for a long time now. Anyone who has ever related to the 3%er’s, a militia, or just belonged to any Patriot group…the groundwork has been laid to brand you as a domestic terrorist. They have gone out of their way since the Obama years to insure they had us labeled, but it didn’t start with Obama. It started with the Patriot Act under the Bush administration. We are being played by a well oiled machine, these things have been in the works for many years. They are kicking things into high gear. Military veterans were/are even listed as potential domestic terrorist.
We were told not once, but several times by the current President, “It’s Not Me they are after, It’s You, The American People.“ Their actions over the last three years have shown you he was right, they are coming after us full speed ahead and they aren’t even trying to hide it anymore. Sic semper tyrannis, keep your head on a swivel and know what’s going on around you at all times, at Lobby Day 1/20/20. Everyone be safe out there….Thus always to tyrants.”