NRA Gives Away 30-Round Magazines to Spite Virginia’s Gun Control

The National Rifle Association gave away more than a thousand AR-15 magazines earlier this week in defiance of Ralph Northam’s planned Virginia gun control package.

The magazines have a standard 30-round capacity. Authoritarian Democrats in the Virginia Legislature are seeking to ban transfers of the magazines, which they claim are “high capacity.” Existing owners of 30-round magazines would be permitted to keep them, but would have to sign up for a government database.

Gun owners who don’t sign up for the mandatory gun accessory registration list would be either charged with a felony or forced to give up their property under Delegate Mark Levine’s HB 961.

Magpul Industries donated the magazines to the NRA as a way to show solidarity with peaceful gun owners facing a serious erosion of their Second Amendment rights in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Magpul’s magazines are some of the most popular on the civilian, military and law enforcement market, and can be acquired in free states that respect the Second Amendment for a relatively cheap price. 

Virginia has become ground zero in the struggle between Orwellian elites and freedom-loving patriots over gun rights. Governor Ralph Northam is seeking to demonize a pro-Second Amendment protest slated for the state capital in Richmond, having declared a dubious state of emergency on the basis of supposed “online extremism” surrounding the rally.

Northam may be seeking to distract from his own scrupulous history of racial controversy through his gun control crusade.

As the governor moves to seize emergency powers in order to enforce gun control, patriots of Virginia should take every possible opportunity to acquire standard capacity magazines for popular civilian rifles before it’s too late.