It looks like this went about as well as could be hoped. It ended over an hour ago and Richmond police are reporting no arrests. Good.
POSITIVE THINGS FROM THE RALLY:
The turnout was good. I haven't seen crowd estimates but WWBT/NBC12 in Richmond repeatedly calls the crowd "massive".
It doesn't look like Antifa showed up. See "Richmond police reporting no arrests", above. Maybe they were scared - most of the crowd was outside the Governor's "disarmament zone" and guns were everywhere.
The crowd seemed orderly and generally happy and in good spirits. That's a big plus. I quite liked this lady's sign (the following pictures are from the Richmond Times-Dispatch's live reporting):
[UPDATE 20 January 2020 15:52] Miguel finds another great example. [/UPDATE]
Shades of the Tea Party: people clean up stickers that had fallen onto the road.
NEGATIVE THINGS FROM THE RALLY:
So like I said, probably as good as we could have hoped for. The local Richmond news seems to be generally favorable, but this is all live reporting. The narrative will be folded, spindled, and mutilated as the media spin the messaging over the next few days. So the news right now is the best that it will ever be, and will start to deteriorate immediately. I guess we'll see how it ends up.
Of course, the Special Ops Team from the Derp Brigade was there in force:
You're not helping the cause, gentlemen. Or these guys: they pre-composed the shot for the loony lefty propaganda drive. Kind of an own goal, right there. Yeah, yeah, BUT MUH SECOND AMENDMENT! Whatever, knuckleheads. You're hurting the cause.
This guy has the right idea - the biased media simply won't give this picture wide distribution.
I really like the way he used his head on this. Derpy getup to attract media attention with a poison message that will keep him from being used as counter propaganda. Full marks to the young man.
Lots of pictures and decent video at both WWBT and the Times-Dispatch. We'll see how this gets spun to the wider country over the next few days. No way to tell whether it'll be the nice family or the DERP Rangers.