Businesswoman Mary Margaret Kastelberg is running to be elected as delegate in Virginia’s 73rd House district on an anti-gun platform, and she released a statement in favor of gun control on social media this week.
She is backed by anti-Trump state delegate Nick Freitas, who lost an establishment-backed run for the U.S. Senate nomination last year. His committee has donated $5,000 to the campaign of this anti-gun wannabe lawmaker just a few weeks ago.
As seen on VPAP.gov, Virginia’s campaign finance portal:
“As a mother of two students at Virginia Tech, I am concerned about gun violence just like any other mother,” Kastelberg wrote. “I know this problem is complex and that we cannot prevent every tragedy, but we must take action and try.”
Kastelberg recommends a whole host of unconstitutional infringements against the 2nd Amendment, and will pursue these initiatives if she is elected as a lawmaker.
“This includes closing the gun control loophole. I believe every person selling a gun at a gun show should be required to conduct a background check,” Kastelberg wrote, repeating a falsehood regularly parroted by enemies of gun rights.
“I believe we should impose limits on high capacity magazines. Those who take part in hunting or marksmanship know firsthand that you do not need a 100-round magazine for recreation,” she continued.
“I support so-called “Red Flag” laws that allow law enforcement to temporarily remove guns from any individual who is deemed to be a threat to themselves or others. We can give law enforcement the tools they need to try to prevent these tragedies and protect due process rights of gun owners,” Kastelberg wrote in a clear endorsement of gun confiscation.
According to campaign finance reports, Kastelberg received a $5,000 donation from the Friends of Nick Freitas committee on Aug. 13. Freitas is helping fund this enemy of the 2nd Amendment along with a host of big money PACs, special interest groups, and the arm of the Virginia establishment GOP – the Republican State Leadership Committee.
Freitas, who is currently running a write-in campaign for reelection as state delegate, has regularly advertised himself as a liberty Republican who opposes infringements on the 2nd Amendment throughout his political career.
While he was running his failed candidacy for the U.S. Senate last year, Freitas issued speech in defense of gun rights on the House floor that went viral:
“If you’re wondering the other reason that we can’t have an honest debate over this one, is quite frankly because I don’t think any of us on this side of the aisle believe you when you say that’s all you want to do,” Freitas said in his speech.
“It will be bump stocks and be background checks then we’ll be different kind of background checks at register the guns, then after that it’ll be we need to ban assault weapons … what’s an assault weapon? Something that looks scary,” he continued.
“Then after that it’ll be semi-automatic rifles, after that it’ll be semi-automatic handguns, then it will be revolvers, shotguns…Because when the policies fail to produce the results you are promising to your constituents, you’ll be back with more reasons why we have to infringe on 2nd Amendment rights,” Freitas added.
While Freitas may talk the talk, he ultimately ended up supporting a gun grabber when it came time to put his money where his mouth is. Kastelberg will face off against Democrat Rodney Willett, who is another enemy of the 2nd Amendment, in this year’s general election on Nov. 5.
Smith & Wesson Stepping Up Production to Meet Record Setting Astronomical Demand for New Guns
They’re stepping up production.
One of the biggest gun manufacturers in the United States is pledging to step up gun production as demand for new firearms soars to astronomical proportions. Smith & Wesson is pledging to boost their manufacturing to “maximum capacity” to meet unprecedented demand.
Gun sales in 2020 have crushed the records set in any previous year by a hefty margin, with the combination of the coronavirus and nationwide race riots aided and abetted by the Democratic Party serving to convince millions of Americans who have never owned guns before that they need to arm themselves.
“As we’ve seen before during these surge periods, these results reflect that despite our record numbers in market share growth, consumer demand for our products during the quarter still exceeded our internal manufacturing capacity levels,” said Mark Smith, CEO of the firearms company that was founded in 1852, in a call on Thursday. “We’re continuing to ramp up…. We’re going to go to maximum capacity.”
The company moved almost 600,000 guns from a period between May and July, smashing its records and depleting its existing inventory of newly manufactured guns.
“When we get into these surge environments like this, and as you can see from the [gun background check numbers] we’ve never seen one quite this high, the demand in the industry just outstrips the industry’s ability to supply,” Smith said. “And we’re no different. You can look at the inventory numbers from us and from some of the other firearms, retailers, and manufacturers, and I think we’re just out of inventory.”
Elevating existing manufacturing levels could prove critical to lowering surging prices for firearms, as retailers are unable to match demand. Ammunition continues to sell for record-setting prices, signaling a need for ammunition manufacturers to meet sky-high demand as well.
Smith and Wesson manufacturers a wide variety of popular civilian firearms, including AR-15 style rifles, a multitude of pistols and revolvers, and .22 rimfire rifles.
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