The political protest of determined Virginia gun owners who laid siege the state’s capital fired a shot that will echo in the 2020 elections.
The thousands of armed citizens who peacefully protested the unconstitutional gun-grab by Gov. Ralph Northam and the Democrat-held state legislature resembled the Minutemen who revolted against the British monarchy more than 200 years ago. Guns and lawful ownership are a cornerstone of a people stood their ground then, and sure as heck won’t back down from the likes of liberal snowflakes now.
Already, upwards of 85 Virginia counties have declared themselves Second Amendment Sanctuaries, and will refuse to enforce any gun confiscation laws enacted by the extremist Democrats who won a majority based on false promises in the 2018 elections. Left-wing voices recently tried to smear the men and women who exercised their right to assemble and march on Richmond.
Gov. Northam tried to inflame tensions by calling a state of emergency, saying “nonessential staff to stay home, and many lawmakers urged aides to stay away, though committees will still meet and both chambers will convene floor sessions.” The Democrat-majority Virginia Senate and House pages said employees “were given the day off for safety.”
The fake news media was quick to sound a phony alarm and try to link the gun rights advocates to white supremacy groups. Such tactics have become standard operating procedure when left-wing zealots are confronted with Americans determined to defend their rights and freedoms. The Washington Post took their cues from Northam and pushed a violence narrative, claiming, the “FBI arrested three alleged members of a white-supremacist group on gun charges. They planned to attend the Richmond rally and incite violence.” Fake news CNN ran with the race-baiting story, among others. But those in the media were sorely disappointed as none of the heavily armed protestors were arrested and zero incidents of violence occurred. That did not sit well with Democrat firebrand, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC).
“There’s this gun rights protest happening down in Richmond. On MLK day! On MLK day!” she reportedly said. “But here’s the image that has stuck with me the most about that. When we go out and march for the dignity and the recognition of the lives of people like Freddie Gray and Eric Garner, the whole place is surrounded by police in riot gear without a gun in sight. And here are all of these people flying Confederate flags, with semi-automatic weapons, and there’s almost no police officers at that protest. Who or what are our institutions protecting from whom? That image conveys it all.”
Not being known for her vast intelligence, AOC’s statement makes a strong case that when gun owners march, there is no need for a heightened law enforcement presence. But when left-wing street thugs such as Antifa are on the prowl, violence ensues.
Left-wing groups lacked the nerve to try any shenanigans in Richmond. What America witnessed was an army of patriots from all walks of life. And many in their ranks pushed back on the remarks by the media that gun owners are “nothing but white rednecks.”
“I do not in any way, shape, or form support Governor Northam’s and the Democrat’s gun control. What I also don’t support is the fact that every news piece you’ve seen on this, this weekend, they’ve always brought up the issue of race, as though it’s nothing but white rednecks and hillbillies out here who care for the Second Amendment,” one African-American speaker said. “When actually, black Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, Americans in general, care about the Second Amendment.”
The outpouring of friends, neighbors, and supporters from nearby West Virginia were from every creed and color, men and women, young and old. They demonstrated to the Democrat elites in the Virginia legislature and governor’s mansion that they can longer the target of slander and ridicule by lawmakers and the fake news. Their powerful presence and message appear to be a harbinger of the approaching November elections. Hillary won a slim victory after tapping Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate. Many expect Virginia to return to its conservative, gun-loving roots in the upcoming election.