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Virginia Declares State of Emergency After Peaceful Second Amendment Activists Want to Hold Educational Event at Capitol

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Virginia Governor Ralph “Blackface” Northam has called a state of emergency after allegedly receiving “credible intelligence” of threats of violence at an upcoming gun rights rally in Richmond, Virginia.

According to Vice, this state of emergency will temporarily ban individuals from carrying firearms on Capitol grounds.

At a press conference on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, Northam said that authorities believe “armed militia groups plan to storm the Capitol” during the rally on January 20.

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In response to what he described as “credible intelligence” of threats of violence at an upcoming gun rights rally in Richmond, Virginia, Gov. Ralph Northam has declared a state of emergency and will temporarily ban individuals from carrying firearms on Capitol grounds.

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Northam also claims that law enforcement had intercepted threats and “extremist rhetoric” similar to what was observed before the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville on August 2017. “We will not allow that mayhem and violence to happen here,” he stated.

“No weapons will be allowed on Capitol grounds,” said Northam. “Everything from sticks and bats to chains and projectiles…. The list also includes firearms. It makes no sense to ban every other weapon but allow firearms when intelligence shows that armed militia groups plan to storm the Capitol.”

On the rally’s Facebook page, several attendees already said they won’t comply and plan on leaving their weapons at home. Nevertheless, Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney has planned to crack down on rule-breakers. “Violations of the law will not be tolerated,” Stoney stated.

The event on January 20, better known as “Lobby Day”, was put on by the Virginia Citizens Defense League, a pro-Second Amendment nonprofit as a response to the flood of new gun control legislation that Democrats in the Virginia State Legislature are proposing. Northam admitted that the organizers have been planning the rally for some time.

“I believe them when they say this is a peaceful event — that’s what democracy is,” stated Northam. “Unfortunately, they have unleashed something much larger, something they may not be able to control.”

According to the Facebook page, 5,000 people have plans of attending. Event organizers warned the state that as many as 100,000 people could show up.

A website promoting the rally shows that at least 60 buses are scheduled to transport attendees to the state capitol of Richmond on Monday. Carpools are also being organized for the event.

Northam also plans on establishing a unified command between state police, Capitol police, Richmond police department, and first responder teams.

Northam claims that the state of emergency will be lifted on Tuesday.

Ultimately, this decision by Northam is an overreaction. There have been plenty of open carry demonstrations of people peacefully carrying normal firearms across the nation, without any incidents of violence.

Lobby Day in Richmond ultimately functions as an educational event for countless law-abiding gun owners who are worried of the new Democrat majority’s threats of passing unconstitutional gun control legislation.

But for paranoid politicians like Northam, any kind of dissent from the right wing constitutes a potential act of extremism.

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Merrick Garland Suggests that Getting Rid of Lawsuit Protections is Not a Second Amendment Violation

Garland as AG will be a disaster for the right to bear arms.

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If Merrick Garland is nominated as Attorney General, the Second Amendment is in big trouble.

Based on his comments at a Senate hearing on February 22, 2021, Garland made a suggestion that the repeal of lawsuit protections for gun manufacturers is not unconstitutional. 

AWR Hawkins of Breitbart News reminded his readers that President Joe Biden campaigned on a platform of repealing the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), which shielded lawful gun manufacturers from lawsuits.

In a previous Breitbart News report, Biden spoke at an MSNBC forum in 2019 alongside gun control organizations such as March for Our Lives where he expressed his support for gun manufacturers to be subject to lawsuits.

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At the speech, Biden suggested that the PLCC be repealed. He declared, “No other outfit in history has gotten this kind of protection” and asserted that the legal actions would bring about “change overnight.”

In a subsequent occasion on February 7, 2020, Breitbart News covered Biden’s remarks to a New Hampshire crowd, in which he stated that it was a “mistake” to shield firearms manufacturers from lawsuits. He continued, “The first thing I’m going to do as president is work to get rid of that.” 

Later that month, Breitbart News recalled how Biden called out gun manufacturers at a South Carolina rally and boasted, “I’m going to take you down.”

According to a report by The Salt Lake Tribune, Utah Senator Mike Lee asked Garland about his views on removing protections for gun manufacturers. Garland responded, “I have not thought myself deeply about this. I don’t think it raises a Second Amendment issue.”

When he was questioned if he is in favor of Biden’s plans to ban so-called “assault weapons”, Garland responded, “Where there is room under the law for the president’s policies to be pursued, then I think the president is entitled to pursue them.”

Biden’s track record as a gun control proponent is well-documented. From his support of gun-free zones at schools to the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban, Biden is Gun Control Inc.’s guy. With Democrats in control of the House and the Senate, there will most certainly be attempts to ram gun control down our throats. If they can’t beat us legislatively, they will most certainly use the courts to undermine the Second Amendment. Pro-gun organizations should be ready to lawyer up and use whatever means possible to keep courts from destroying our rights.

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