NRA holds town hall in Roanoke

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR News) – Hundreds of members of the NRA gathered Friday night in Roanoke for a town hall event.

Group leaders say it was to let members know what’s going on with Governor Northam’s gun control proposals and what they’re doing to fight them.

A spokesperson for the group says they also wanted to hear from the members to see what they want to be done.

It was one of three town halls held across the Commonwealth and had the highest number of RSVPs.

“This is more than RSVPed. It’s standing room only in there. We did have to call in for extra chairs. We know that the people in Roanoke care about their second amendment rights so we’re not surprised to see this kind of turnout,” said NRA spokesperson Catherine Mortensen.

When asked about the second amendment sanctuary cities Mortensen says the NRA represents law-abiding citizens and they’ll encourage their members to obey the laws as well.

“The NRA is definitely sympathetic to those voices, but our focus is making sure that not a single one of Northam’s gun control bills gets into law. We’re fighting this on the front end,” said Mortensen.

She says they will have a legislative action day on January 13th.

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