Gun rights supporters will hold two rallies in the area this morning.
The first starts at 10 am at the Washington Monument, while the second takes place at a park in Alexandria. Organizers of the Virginia rally say they chose the spot because it was the closest place to D.C. where they could legally carry their firearms. Those at the rally on the Mall will abide by the district's gun laws and not carry their guns. The rallies come as a vote nears on a bill that would give D.C. a vote in Congress, but could also strip the city's strict gun laws. Organizers of both rallies chose today because it is the anniversary of the first battles of the American Revolution, but it is also the 17th anniversary of the FBI raid on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas, and the 15th anniversary of the bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building.
Matt Bush reports.