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Gloucester, Virginia utility worker Patrick Millen describes himself as “pro-Second Amendment all the way, every day.” The 56-year-old lifelong resident considers himself a responsible gun owner, and doesn’t think his constitutional right to bear arms should be infringed upon in any way.
At the same time, Millen told The Daily Beast on Monday, “Everybody knows you ain’t supposed to have guns on school property.”
On Saturday evening, a small group of men in camouflage showed up at the Thomas Calhoun Walker Education Center, toting military-style rifles. Their leader, Mike Dunn, has long been affiliated with the Boogaloo Bois, a loosely organized anti-government extremist group aiming to foment a second Civil War. He told local reporters that he and his armed crew were there to publicly decry the felony charges laid against four associates who showed up to a Gloucester School Board meeting at the same location on July 11, carrying concealed handguns.