A patriot in Virginia protested outside of Del. Mark Levine’s Alexandria home with a shotgun on Saturday, showing that he would not be scared by the gun-grabbing tyrant’s intolerable behavior.
Levine wants the police to file charges against activist Brandon Howard, leader of the Right to Bear Arms Virginia group, who Levine claims committed a crime by sharing his home address online. Levine was the lead sponsor of the assault weapons ban that died in committee on Monday.
“We’re going to tell Mark Levine: We know where you live and armed citizens of the Commonwealth are going to come to your house, to your doorstep,” Howard said in a Facebook video before the legislation was voted down.
Howard lived up to his word, and showed up at Levine’s home with his long gun and a sign reading “Withdraw HB 961,” the proposed assault weapons ban. Levine was incredibly triggered as a result, and called the police, who showed up to observe Howard as he exercised his constitutional rights.
“What’s not appropriate is to come to my house with a loaded gun to coerce me to change my position on a bill,” he said. “That will not work. That will never work with me and I suggest it will never work with this body.”
Levine wants to make an example of Howard, who he is accusing of breaking a law prohibiting the publication of a person’s name or photograph “with the intent to coerce, intimidate, or harass” that individual.
“Are we going to say that it’s OK to take loaded assault weapons with extended magazines and go and threaten every elected official?” Levine said in an interview on Tuesday.
Howard made it clear that he was abiding by his constitutional rights with his protest, and merely demonstrating that his God-given liberties would not be infringed.
“My goal was to tell him we the people will not tolerate tyrants stripping the rights of the law-abiding citizen,” Howard said in an interview on Tuesday. “There was no coercion. There was no intimidation.”
Levine said that the protest emboldened him to further destroy the rights of the people and criminalize their peaceful protest their public officials.
“If it’s not illegal, I’m going to be damned sure by next year it is illegal,” he said.
There is already active legislation that would criminalize speech arbitrarily deemed offensive against certain public officials in the state of Virginia:
House Bill 1627 was introduced by Delegate Jeffrey M. Bourne last week. The legislation “provides that certain crimes relating to threats and harassment may be prosecuted in the City of Richmond if the victim is the Governor, Governor-elect, Lieutenant Governor, Lieutenant Governor-elect, Attorney General, or Attorney General-elect, a member or employee of the General Assembly, a justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, or a judge of the Court of Appeals of Virginia.”
Language in the bill explicitly criminalizes free speech, in what would constitute a blatant attack on the 1st Amendment of the Constitution.
“If any person, with the intent to coerce, intimidate, or harass any person, shall use a computer or computer network to communicate obscene, vulgar, profane, lewd, lascivious, or indecent language, or make any suggestion or proposal of an obscene nature, or threaten any illegal or immoral act, he is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor,” the legislation reads.
The legislation makes it clear that the above provision applies directly to “the Governor, Governor-elect, Lieutenant Governor, Lieutenant Governor-elect, Attorney General, or Attorney General-elect, a member or employee of the General Assembly, a justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, or a judge of the Court of Appeals of Virginia,” which means this legislation effectively criminalizes dissent against public officials.
Tina Freitas, wife of Republican Delegate Nick Freitas, called attention to this intolerable act in a Facebook post on Tuesday night.
“Wow on cue, now they are after the 1A! Dems are trying to set up special rules exclusive to the Elite ruling class, to protect themselves from criticism!” Freitas wrote.
The Virginia Democrat tyrants might mess up and unleash a boogaloo if they are not careful, as the people have clearly had enough of their illegal overreaching.
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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