Despite fears of widespread violence, militias lay low following Capitol attack



T he stage was set for a showdown. Less than two weeks after the US Capitol building was overrun by rioters, amid calls from extremist groups for similar actions at state buildings across the country, armed protesters converged in Virginia for an annual gun rights rally. Last year, at the same event, thousands of gun rights activists, Neo-nazis and militia groups gathered outside the Capitol building in Richmond in a show of strength to lawmakers who might consider gun control legislation. Some warned of insurrection. In the wake of the Capitol attack in...

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