As Virginia gun rally approaches, Alex Jones and his Infowars outlet hype prospect of violence

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Far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his Infowars outlet have been hyping the prospect of violence in Virginia, particularly at an upcoming pro-gun rally, as the commonwealth considers passing stronger gun laws. 

Jones and his associates are also preemptively claiming that any violence that does occur at the rally, planned for January 20 outside the Virginia Capitol, will be a “false flag,” a similar claim to what he’s said about violence that occurred at the deadly “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017. 

Jones said that he and “dozens of our people” will be at the January 20 rally, and he has invited white nationalist Richard Spencer to join him. One of Jones’ other rally invitees, conspiracy theorist Matt Bracken, has made frequent appearances on Jones’ outlet Infowars to espouse violent rhetoric while discussing Virginia’s gun laws and has even showed…

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