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Groups come together for open carry rally in Newport News after city passes open carry ban ordinance


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Posted at 3:13 PM, Aug 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-24 23:21:04-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Black Lives Matter 757 Boogalo along with other groups took part in a Second Amendment gun rally Sunday afternoon.

The rally was held in response to Newport News city leaders approving an ordinance that bans open carry of firearms in city buildings, facilities and parks.

The ordinance passed in July in a 6-1 vote.

Sunday's rally was held by Liberate Hampton Roads.

"They wanted to take away our guns and that's a way to control things and now they're literally putting everything forward and putting it together as if people are just suppose to accept it," Aubrey Jones, the president of BLM 757, said. "We are not accepting it and we refuse to comply."

Protesters also told News 3 they think the ordinance is unconstitutional.