Erich Pratt, the Senior Vice President of Gun Owners of America, criticized Virginia Governor Ralph “Blackface” Northam ‘s decision to bring gun control up in the Virginia Special session that is set to take place in July.
According to Pratt, “Northam is trying to capitalize on the shooting that took place in Virginia Beach last month to distract from his racist record.”
Nevertheless, the media and their political allies such as Northam don’t care. They continue pushing for these policies despite all the evidence pointing to the ineffectiveness of gun control in stopping these shootings.
Pratt highlights one of the more tragic aspects of this shooting that the media tends to ignore.
The case of Katie Nixon, a Virginia Beach municipal employee, who actually wanted to bring a gun to the municipal center for security purposes.
She decided not to bring the gun for fear of getting fired.
This proved to be a fatal decision, as Nixon was one of the 12 killed in the incident.
Pratt pointed out that “Gun bans, such as the one which prohibits city workers in Virginia Beach from carrying guns, are not a deterrent to criminals.”
He notes that these laws “only deter honest, hard-working employees like Mrs. Nixon who don’t want to lose their jobs or go to jail.”
The Senior Vice President of GOA mentions how the murderer passed a government background check, which did nothing to prevent him from carrying out the massacre.
Many skeptics argued that Nixon likely would not have been effective in stopping the perpetrator, but Pratt points to several examples of individuals using firearms to stop shootings.
- A California mom, fearing for the safety of herself and her children, shot a hammer-wielding intruder in her home.
- A Florida woman held a home invader at gun-point for 26 minutes while waiting for the police to arrive.
- And an Ohio mom shot a home intruder while her children slept upstairs.
Thanks to having access to firearms, these women were able to defend themselves. But as Pratt points out, “Kate Nixon was prevented the chance.”
Pratt then referenced a previous shooting that took place at a Maryland newspaper plant last June.
A former employee entered the Capital Gazette and ended up murdering five employees.
Like the Virginia Beach massacre, gun control was unable to prevent this shooting.
Several inconvenient facts were highlighted:
- The Capital Gazette killer passed a background check.
- He bypassed the state’s “evil assault weapons” ban by using a commonly-owned shotgun.
- And the state’s “red flag” law, imposing gun-confiscation orders, completely failed to disarm this killer, even while all his potential victims were disarmed by law.
It also doesn’t help that Maryland’s “may issue” concealed carry law prohibits a large number of law-abiding citizens from becoming licensed firearms carriers.
That’s because Maryland’s “may issue” concealed carry law makes it extremely difficult for average citizens to become licensed firearms carriers.
Interestingly, Pratt pointed out that “The same day that Kate Nixon was murdered, the Milwaukee media was reporting how a Wisconsin woman used her concealed carry firearm to shoot a larger, more powerful male who assaulted her with a club.”
These cases are often ignored by Northam and many pundits clamoring for gun control.
Armed civilians are more than capable of stopping criminals.
Even with Republican control of the legislative branches of the Virginia General Assembly, Virginia gun owners will definitely have their hands full in the upcoming special session.
Our sacred rights have to be defended at all times.
University of Memphis’s Football Team Will Wear Helmet Decals with Radical Black Lives Matter Branding
University of Memphis is making sure to jump on the radical leftist bandwagon.
On June 30, 2020, Memphis University Tigers football head coach Ryan Silverfield announced on Twitter that his team will don “BLM” stickers during the 2020 season.
“This season, for every game, our student-athletes’ helmets will have a BLM sticker. #ALLINagainstRACIALINJUSTICE,” Silverfield stated.
The BLM on the helmet decals is an acronym for the Black Lives Matter movement, with the university’s “M” tiger logo taking the place of the acronym’s M.
Silverfield tweeted this logo design a few weeks prior.
— Ryan Silverfield (@RSilverfield) June 16, 2020
Dean Barker of Campus Reform noted that this decision is allegedly apolitical:
Despite Black Lives Matter’s support of leftist-backed causes, such as defunding the police, Silverfield says he does not intend to take a political stance by using the phrase “Black Lives Matter.”
“The use of the BLM logo on a helmet decal was an idea from our student-athletes,” Silverfield said during an interview with The Memphis Commercial Appeal. “It doesn’t mean we support any anti-American, violent organization or hate group or any specific political party. In fact, I love this country and I love our players. Rather the decal is a show of support to our team.”
Baker highlighted some of Silverfield’s credentials:
Silverfield was named head coach of the Tigers on Dec. 13, after leading the Tigers to an American Athletic Conference title, an appearance in the Cotton Bowl, and a #17 national ranking as deputy head coach during the 2019 season.
Ever since the death of George Floyd, Silverfield has been outspoken in anti-racist views. He marched with several colleagues in Memphis Athletics’ recent “Unity Walk.”
“It’s not an overnight deal, but we’ve got to continue to grow and I’ve got to do a better job myself as a head coach because I understand that I have a platform, and I have to voice myself in order to have student-athletes backs and make sure they are not being treated unjustly in all walks of life,” Silverfield commented according to a report by WMC-TV.
Although a number of college athletes took part in similar protests, the University of Memphis’ football team is the first to announce that they will use a decal to spread BLM propaganda.
Silverfield emphasized that the decal will be used continuously during the 2020 season. He believes that the decals will “have an ongoing impact.”
“This can’t just be a one-time thing where I send out a tweet or have one unity march. It’s got to be ongoing,” Silverfield during in an interview with The Athletic. “I can’t think of a better way to show support than to put it on display and do it in a proud way.”
University of Memphis President M. David Rudd declared in a statement released on July 2 that the team’s decal “does not represent endorsement of any political entity or affiliated group; it represents a commitment to social justice and American values we all embrace but have not fully realized as a country.”
“I support our athletic department, our head coach and our football team. I am proud of our young men for demonstrating leadership, encouraging civility, and for their genuine efforts to unite us so our University of Memphis family can become even stronger together,” he continued.
University of Memphis is the latest in universities jumping on the politically correct bandwagon.
More universities and sporting institutions will likely follow in the university’s footsteps, further cementing political correctness’ s hold on the body politics.
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