Virginia’s Second Amendment sanctuary movement has shifted its focus on fighting Democrat Governor Ralph Northam’s $4.8 million plan to enforce an “assault weapons” ban.
This plan will have an 18-officer team attempt to enforce this ban.
Two grassroots groups sent out alerts this week to inform Virginia gun owners about four budget hearings that took place on Thursday, January 2, 2020. They asked their members to get their elected officials’ perspective on banning or confiscating weapons.
“We understand that this is short notice. But it would have a significant impact if many of our members could show up and make a 3-minute statement and ask questions of the legislators in attendance,” stated the Virginia Citizens Defense League.
“We see in the governor’s proposed budget that he wants $4 million and 18 new law-enforcement positions to enforce a ban on commonly-owned firearms,” said Erich Pratt, Gun Owners of America senior vice president.
“Gun owners want to know: Is this money going to be used for the gun confiscation?” he continued.
Both groups have played a major role in catalyzing the Second Amendment sanctuary movement ever since Governor Northam promised to push forward comprehensive gun control legislation after Democrats scored major victories during the 2019 elections. Democrats now control all branches of the Virginia state government.
These results caught gun owners off-guard, which then prompted them to flood town and county meetings to push sanctuary resolutions that ignore state-level gun control.
So far, 91 percent of all state counties have passed such resolutions.
In two weeks, these groups plan to bus in thousands of gun owners as a part of a “lobby day” in Richmond in order to prevent gun control from being passed.
On the other hand, gun controllers are working around the clock to push for gun control, which includes enhanced background checks and a ban on certain sporting weapons such as AR-15 rifles and pistols.
In addition to the $4.8 million for an 18-person assault weapons ban enforcement team, Northam’s budget includes $2 million to hire 10 more people to carry out other gun control measures, which include universal background checks, a one-gun purchase per month limit, and red flag gun confiscation orders.
“We need to get as many pro-gun Virginians as possible to attend these meetings and demand to know if the delegates and senators plan to allocate money — as delineated in budget — to confiscate common, household firearms from Virginia citizens,” VCDL wrote in their email alert.
The fate of Virginia gun laws is definitely up in the air.
However, Democrats are serious when they threaten to push policies like gun control.
The next session of the Virginia General Assembly will likely be the most heated in recent memory.
Marco Rubio Believes “Boogaloo” Groups are Responsible for Leftist Mayhem Sweeping Across the Country
Like clockwork, Florida Senator Marco Rubio is advancing mainstream media narratives during the current wave of rioting taking place across the nation.
On May 30, 2020, Rubio tweeted “News networks missing a big story In city after city we have a rogues gallery of terrorists from Antifa to “Boogaloo” groups encouraging & committing violence They may not be ideologically compatible but share a hatred of govt & police & are taking advantage of the protests.”
News networks missing a big story
In city after city we have a rogues gallery of terrorists from Antifa to “Boogaloo” groups encouraging & committing violence
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) May 31, 2020
Indeed, Antifa and leftist groups adjacent to their cause have exploited protests to engage in flagrantly criminal acts such as looting and rioting.
However, the mentioning of “Boogaloo” groups is laughable.
First off, talk of “Boogalo” is done in jest and only confined to the Internet.
It has not manifested itself in a coherent form as far as physical politics is concerned.
Secondly, right wing protesters have behaved themselves peacefully in the last few months.
The same cannot be said about Antifa and its leftist cohorts.
It would behoove Rubio to get the facts straight and take the Left exclusively to task for this mayhem.
The media is already trying to change the narrative by blaming the riots on “white supremacists” and far right groups.
It makes sense for elected officials on the Right to get the facts straight and not fall for media disinformation.
For establishment figures like Rubio, this may be too much to ask for.
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