Lawmaker starts packing pistol to send message to potentially violent protesters

Virginia state Sen. Amanda Chase, R-Chesterfield, arrives at the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, in Richmond, Va. (Getty Images) A Virginia state senator this week began openly carrying a .38-caliber revolver strapped to her hip, calling it a “deterrent” against confrontational protesters and other potential threats. Sen. Amanda Chase, a Republican freshman legislator, said she became concerned for her safety […]

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