NBC Reporter Deletes False Tweet Claiming Gun Rights Event Is ‘White Supremacist Rally’

The Daily Caller | 1/20/2020 | Staff
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An NBC reporter deleted a tweet Sunday after falsely claiming that a Monday gun rights event in Virginia was a “white supremacist rally.”

In a now-deleted tweet, NBC’s Ben Collins urged reporters ahead of the 2nd Amendment rally to “verify information” before sending it out. Collins deleted and then clarified his tweet following backlash for referring to the event as a “white supremacist rally.”

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Monday’s rally was organized by Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL), a non-profit pro-2nd Amendment group, not by white supremacists. They have urged for a “peaceful” event, NBC News previously reported.

Monday’s rally in Richmond will likely see thousands head to the Virginia State Capitol to rally against gun control proposals. The proposals are supported by state Democrats and Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency ahead of the event.

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The sweeping gun control proposals come after Democrats flipped both the state House and Senate in November. The Virginia State Senate has already approved three gun control bills, which could be approved...
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