Last Updated on January 20, 2020
The Richmond, Virginia, pro-gun rally–which was branded as a potential re-run of the fatal Charlottesville rally–has attracted an eclectic group of attendees, ranging from LGBT activists, patriots, and mememakers.
One of the most captivating posts so far was of a pick up truck carrying the popular meme “Epstein Didn’t Kill Himself” which dominated much of social media in the final months of 2019.
Although the instantly iconic meme has fallen out of fashion, this particular attendee felt it necessary to remind the public of the controversial billionaire accused of child sex trafficking, implicating dozens of global elites.
Another picture, posted by Virginia Mercury, displayed a man proudly clutching onto his impressive .50BMG rifle as the article’s thumbnail.
Other photos showcase a less likely pro-gun ally from the LGBT community.
— Battle Beagle (@HarmlessYardDog) January 20, 2020
An anonymous Twitter user made a joke about mainstream conservative organization, TPUSA.
The scenes emerging from Richmond also led pundits to make alarmist statements over the attendees.
However, some photos posted on social media, in some instances, lacked authenticity. Some photos allegedly belonging to today’s rally were in fact taken at other events, in spite of their humorous nature.
The rally also packed a feminist message in the placard, “the great equalizer,” referring to guns leveling the playing field for women up against a bigger male aggressor.
Other placards contained messages relating to gun ownership and women’s rights.
Local cops also showed their support to the Second Amendment.
Virginia Sheriffs: We Support the Second Amendment #VirginiaRally pic.twitter.com/uaDpBvVWdT
— Neanderthal Scholar Poso (@JackPosobiec) January 20, 2020
The rally wasn’t just politically diverse.
Asian gun rights activists hold signs mocking the media and governor’s attempt to smear them as white supremacists. – @stockes76 #LobbyDay2020 #VirginiaRally pic.twitter.com/VeoWOahHld
— National File (@NationalFile) January 20, 2020
Even the Hong Kong flag flew in Virginia, symbolizing their struggle against China’s regime.
And finally, the event drew people from all sides of the spectrum.
One of the best signs I've seen all day #VirginiaRally pic.twitter.com/5VzJLuMIzN
— Alec Sears (@alec_sears) January 20, 2020