Charlottesville rally organizer denied concealed gun permit

Published: Nov. 25, 2020 at 5:40 PM EST
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The primary organizer of a violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has been denied a concealed handgun permit.

The Daily Progress reports Jason Kessler filed to obtain the permit in September.

Albemarle County Commonwealth’s Attorney Jim Hingeley opposed Kessler’s application, citing his criminal history and warning he would likely use a weapon unlawfully or negligently to harm others.

Kessler led the planning of the August 2017 Unite the Right event that exploded into deadly violence. He did not respond to the newspaper’s request for comment or say whether he would appeal.

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