- A great round-up of the events by Sfcmac
Please go to Sfcmac, The Foxhole to see a great summary of this situation.
- Virginia House advances gun control measures
Fox Business reported in a 28 January 2020 article on the new gun control measures in Virginia.
Democrats in the Virginia House are advancing a package of gun-control measures less than a week after tens of thousands of pro-gun advocates from around the country rallied at the state Capitol.
But the advancing bills don’t yet include a proposed assault weapon ban, a top priority for Gov. Ralph Northam and one that’s drawn fierce resistance from gun-rights advocates.
A Democratic-led House committee voted Friday for several pieces of gun legislation that a Republican majority has blocked for years. Those bills include limiting handgun purchases to once a month; universal background checks on gun purchases; allowing localities to ban guns in public buildings, parks and other areas; and a red flag bill that would allow authorities to temporarily take guns away from anyone deemed to be dangerous to themselves or others.
“Our action today is for the families who have lost loved ones as a result of gun violence,” House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn said.
The measures will go to the full House for a vote, likely next week, before going to the Senate, which has already passed some gun-control bills of its own.
The House committee passed seven out of eight gun bills that Northam has said were his priority. But it did not take up an assault weapon ban, which some Democrats said they don’t think can pass this year. The Senate has already killed off its version of the bill and some moderate Democratic senators said they won’t support the legislation, which would outlaw the popular AR-15-style rifles.
(Read more at Fox Business)
In other news, the main stream media would rather present stories on Ellen’s hangnail
Rather than faithfully and evenhandedly addressing the subjects of violence and self-protection in our society, the main stream media outlets seem to go instinctively to the anti-gun position. Even when a woman defends herself from rape or murder, questions are often raised that seem to vilify the person who protected themselves.
This seems odd, since the press also seems uniformly to support the Democrat line on abortion up to and just beyond birth.
So, if these reporters can so vociferously support the right of life for felons and criminals (at the seeming cost of law-abiding citizens), why can’t they open a full debate on the subject?
Remember the white nationalist group “The Base” the media told you: 1. Planned to attack the Virginia gun rally, an… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
Anders Hagstrom (@Hagstrom_Anders) January 29, 2020
Tell us again why the media were terrified of Virginia's peaceful gun rights protesters but had a soft spot for Ant… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
MRCTV.org (@mrctv) January 23, 2020
Tony Shaffer (@T_S_P_O_O_K_Y) January 24, 2020
- President Trump: Virginia Proves Again Democrats ‘Will Take Your Guns’
Breitbart reports in a 17 January 2020 article how President Trump reiterated his previous warning that Democrats would be coming after our guns.
On January 17, 2020, President Donald Trump pointed to the gun control situation in Virginia, noting that it proves once more the Democrats “will take your guns” if voted into office.
He made this point amid the all-out war on guns by Gov. Ralph Northam (D) and the newly elected Democrat majority in the state legislature.
Your 2nd Amendment is under very serious attack in the Great Commonwealth of Virginia. That’s what happens when you… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 17, 2020
Virginia Democrats started this week intent on passing legislation allowing a total ban on the ownership of AR-15s and similar guns, but they dropped the confiscatory bill after thousands of NRA members flooded the hallways outside state Senate offices.
Yet the Democrats are still pushing an “assault weapons” ban that would only allow AR-15 owners to keep their rifles if they agree to obtain a license from the state police. Democrats are being open about their intention to use the licensing process to form a database listing information of AR-15 owners.
They are also pursuing a ban on “high-capacity” magazines, a ban on suppressors and certain aftermarket triggers, and other gun controls.
(Read more at Breitbart)
Why should we doubt warnings about Democrats?
There is obviously no reason to doubt any warning about Democrats. From the warning that they will damage our multiple rights in court (from the lawyer-client confidentiality relationship to our right to a swift trial to our right to face our accuser and many other rights), we have had our rights damaged by socialist Democrats.
Amid all of this over-reaching, they want to protect us from guns. Never mind that “when seconds count, the police are minutes away.”
Virginia in 2020: Impostor Governor, Criminal Babykiller, Blackface Northam, declares state of emergency, after th… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
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‘I’m Governor Ralph Northam, And I Am In Blackface Today’: African American Pro-Gun Protester Mocks Virginia Govern… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 21, 2020
Yep, we’re definitely a bunch of white supremacists. Anyway, on the bottom right is the governor that gun owners ar… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
Carter Selfridge (@CarterSelfridge) January 20, 2020
Democrat Bill Mandates Licensing of All Virginia AR-15 Owners | Gun Dynamics gundynamics.com/articles/democ…—
THE GRIM 1 (@MRPhats11) January 23, 2020
- Our Constitution under attack by unaccountable “journalists”
Reuters tries to paint those interested in keeping their self-defense rights as “white supremacists” in an 18 January 2020 article.
Virginia’s House Republican leader said on Saturday that white supremacists and any other groups trying to spread “hate, violence, or civil unrest” were not welcome at a pro-gun rally in the state’s capital on Monday, which is expected to draw thousands.
The House Republican leader’s statement came a day after the state’s top court upheld a ban by the governor on weapons in the area around the Capitol in Richmond where the rally is set to take place by demonstrators protesting against Democrats’ push to stiffen the state’s gun laws.
“Any group that comes to Richmond to spread white supremacist garbage, or any other form of hate, violence, or civil unrest isn’t welcome here,” House Republican leader Todd Gilbert said in a statement. “While we and our Democratic colleagues may have differences, we are all Virginians and we will stand united in opposition to any threats of violence or civil unrest from any quarter.”
Militias, neo-Nazis and other groups have vowed to attend the rally. Authorities say they are expecting several thousand people and are trying to keep the event from becoming violent.
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam on Wednesday temporarily banned all weapons from the area around the Capitol ahead of the demonstration to avoid a repeat of violence that erupted at a 2017 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, when a march by white nationalists led to the death of a counter-protester.
In a statement late Friday, the Virginia Citizens Defense League, a pro-gun rights group organizing the rally, urged 10,000 people to go to the Capitol grounds unarmed on Monday in accordance with the governor’s ban.
The emailed statement also called on tens of thousands more to stand with their weapons immediately outside the designated rally grounds to show support for Americans’ right to bear arms under the U.S. Constitution.
“For every one gun owner on the Capitol grounds, we need another two to five people outside,” the organizers wrote. “Those doing so can be legally armed.”
(Read more at Reuters)
Rather than limiting guns, we need to each renew our commitment to reporting our own views
We need to become our own First Amendment protection to the Second Amendment. We need to step around CNN, the New York Times, and other suspect outlets (both left and right).
Of course, that does not mean that we cannot use the New York Times or Alex Jones as a source — but, when we do it, it must be to prove a point. We may cite Alex Jones to prove that this loony site can actually make a cogent argument occasionally. Or we may cite the New York Times to prove that they often prove the arguments of the right while making arguments for the left.
- Watch – 2A Activist: Media Smearing Virginia Protesters as ‘Nothing but White Rednecks’
Breitbart reports in a 20 January 2020 article on the words of Black Americans who support their own rights of self defense.
A black Second Amendment supporter at the January 20, 2020, rally pulled back the covers on the establishment media’s attempts to paint pro-gun Virginians as “nothing but white rednecks.”
Listen as the pro-Second Amendment American says, “I do not in any way, shape, or form support Governor Northam’s and the Democrat’s gun control.”
“What I also don’t support is the fact that every news piece you’ve seen on this, this weekend, they’ve always brought up the issue of race, as though it’s nothing but white rednecks and hillbillies out here who care for the Second Amendment,” he continued. “When Actually, black Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, Americans in general, care about the Second Amendment.”
Prior to Monday’s rally, Breitbart News reported that NBC News reporter Ben Collins previewed Virginia’s Second Amendment event by calling it a “white nationalist rally.” Michael Bloomberg-funded Moms Demand Action and the Washington Post took similar approaches, linking support for the event and/or Second Amendment Sanctuaries to extremism.
Gov. Ralph Northam (D) launched a war on guns just days after the Democrats won control of the Virginia legislature. He and Democrat lawmakers are now pushing licensing requirements for AR-15 owners, a gun registry for those owners, criminizalation of private gun sales via universal background checks, a ban on “high capacity” magazines, and a ban on suppressors and certain aftermarket triggers, among other controls.
(Read more at Breitbart)
This proves the need to turn off CNN, MSNBC, and other liberal venues
Remember Nancy Reagan’s program of “Just Say No” on drugs? Apply it to the drug of the mind called liberal tv.
- Milwaukee Seeking $50 Million To Pay for DNC Security (when they only need “Gun Free Zone” signs)
Urban Milwaukee reported in a 16 January 2020 article that the Milwaukee city council has sought $50 million to pay for security for the DNC convention.
The boundaries of the security perimeter are still a secret, but it’s now public how much the city will seek to cover the cost of police and fire personnel securing the Democratic National Convention.
The City of Milwaukee will apply today for a $50 million federal grant to reimburse security costs related to the convention. A total of 4,000 officers will work 12-hour shifts to secure the estimated 50,000 event attendees.
“I feel that it is important to share this info with the public to be as transparent as possible,” said Mayor Tom Barrett at a Wednesday afternoon press conference announcing the grant submission.
The bulk of those funds will go to cover the cost of hiring thousands of out-of-town officers to secure the convention. The city is expected to allocate 1,200 officers to downtown Milwaukee during the July convention, with an additional 2,800 officers coming from 147 agencies, according to a Milwaukee Police Department report. In addition to the Milwaukee Fire Department, 12 fire departments will also provide staffing for the convention.
“Yesterday was a good snippet of what will happen this summer,” said Police Chief Alfonso Morales of President Donald Trump‘s rally in downtown Milwaukee and the related logistical issues. He praised the media for spreading information related to road closures and other transportation issues. “We briefed you, you briefed the public, things went smoothly,” concluded the Chief.
“Of course one of the things we want to avoid is spending the money and not being reimbursed,” said Barrett. The Mayor said in discussions with officials at past convention host cities, including Cleveland, Philadelphia and Charlotte, the city has learned that “documentation is key.” Barrett has pledged that no city tax dollars would be used to host the convention. “It can’t be somebody’s dream list of what they want to have,” said the Mayor of what the money would be spent on.
(Read more at Urban Milwaukee)
Since the Democrats want to remove guns from the people, they should lead by example by posting “Gun Free Zone” signs instead of having armed guards
They need to prove the convictions of their hearts by buying hundreds of signs and posting them all around Milwaukee. That should protect them.
- The main stream media lied about the Virginia rally
Wayne Dupree Weighs In On Media’s Dangerous Coverage Of Virginia 2A Rally
The Daily Caller allows Wayne Dupree to give an assessment of the Virginia gun rally.
Political commentator Wayne Dupree weighed in on the media’s coverage of the massive pro-gun rally Monday in Richmond, Virginia.
Dupree slammed NBC reporter Ben Collins for calling the event a “white supremacist rally” on Twitter, a statement Collins later deleted. Dupree told the Daily Caller’s Anders Hagstrom he believed Democrats had come unhinged since losing the 2016 election to President Donald Trump, and that has manifested in Democrats panning moderate conservative gun-rights advocates and in the ongoing attempt to impeach and remove Trump.
Police estimates say roughly 22,000 people attended Monday’s gun rights rally in Virginia, with zero reported incidents of violence. Prior to the event, Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam suggested extremist groups were planning to incite violence at the event and declared a state of emergency.
As a result, rally-goers were banned from carrying firearms on capital grounds. Roughly 6,000 attendees went through airport-style security to enter the fenced-in capital, with roughly 16,000 remaining outside, many of them heavily armed.
(Read more at the Daily Caller)
This is amazing The Governor of West Virginia is inviting VA 2nd Amendment Sanctuary Cities to secede and join gu… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
WayneDupree.com (@WayneDupreeCom) January 30, 2020
- Black Gun Owners Respond To Media Calling Rally Attendees ‘White Nationalists’
The Daily Caller interviews a number of African-American attendees to the Virginia gun rally.
Black gun owners responded Monday to media members calling Richmond, Virginia, rally attendees “white nationalists.”
“Of course they’re going to do or say anything to discredit us and make us look bad,” one man said.
(Read more at Daily Caller)
Were White Nationalists Really Planning To Attack The Virginia Gun Rights Rally? According To Police Records, Not E… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 30, 2020
Anders Hagstrom (@Hagstrom_Anders) January 27, 2020
- Cartoons illustrate the absurdity of the Virginia gun grab
Branco shows how Northam has gone from blackface to redface
Virginia gun rally participants cleaned up their trash