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Virginia’s Largest City Just Defied Democrats and Became 2nd Amendment Sanctuary

The largest city in Virginia just voted to become a pro-Second Amendment city in defiance to gun grabbing Democrats in the capital.

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The largest city in Virginia just voted to become a pro-Second Amendment city in defiance of gun grabbing Democrats in the state capital.

The vote in favor of constitutional rights came after a three-hour debate where hundreds of 2-A supporters came out to advocate for the U.S. Constitution and against the Democrat’s plan to gut the Second Amendment by fiat.

On Monday evening, Virginia Beach joined most of the state’s county and city governments in protesting the state Democrat Party’s intentions to pass tough anti-gun laws in the upcoming session of the state legislature.

The meeting drew so many residents that hundreds had to stand outside and watch the proceedings on a projected TV screen.

A long list of speakers came to address the city fathers, and most speakers were in favor of the Second Amendment.

Despite the great support for “gun sanctuary” status, though, the city council did not pass a resolution that went quite that far.

The final language of the resolution stated, “The City Council expresses opposition to any law that would unconstitutionally restrict the right of law-abiding citizens of the City to keep and bear arms.”

Indeed, many 2-A boosters were disappointed that the city council ended the night on such a weak note.

“I wish it had more teeth to it, but I’ll take it,” resident Carl Kendrick told WAVY-TV.

Despite its vague language, the city council joins over 90 percent of the rest of the state’s county and independent city governments in making a statement in opposition t the long list of gun-grabbing bills the state Democrats have already announced.

This is a strong rebuke to the incoming Democrat agenda, and many expect fireworks when the party tries to push its anti-American agenda, anyway.

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Gun Rights Activists Sue Virginia Gov. Northam for Banning Guns on Capitol Grounds

A liberal court upheld the black-face-wearing Virginia Governor’s ban on carrying firearms on the state capitol grounds.

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A liberal court upheld the black-face-wearing Virginia Governor’s ban on carrying firearms on the state capitol grounds on Thursday ahead of mass pro-Second Amendment rallies scheduled for next week.

Gov. Ralph “Black-Face” Northam announced a ban on concealed and open carry on the capitol grounds this week as he prepared to oppose the rallies planned by supporters of the Second Amendment. He also exclaimed that gun owners had forced a “state of emergency” on Virginia.

The lawsuit was filed challenging Northam’s temporary executive order banning the guns for the rallies.

But a leftist judge in Richmond upheld the abortion-pushing gov’s order.

Per WAVY Channel 10:

The plaintiffs in the suit, the Virginia Citizen’s Defense League, who did threaten legal action before Northam made his announcement Wednesday, Gun Owners of America, Erich Pratt, John Velleco and Kenneth Van Wyk, were asking for an immediate hold on the governor’s ban.

The lawsuit insisted that the gov. had no right to summarily cancel the Second Amendment rights of Virginians.

Northam’s fellow Constitution-hating Democrats praised the gov’s move.

State Attorney Mark Herring, for instance, said the state is under “credible threats” due to the coming rallies.

We have seen before in the Commonwealth that large, heavily armed crowds in a confined space can create an extremely dangerous situation and I want to commend Governor Northam for taking proactive steps to ensure the safety of Virginians,” said Attorney General Herring. “There have been multiple, credible threats of violence and individuals from across the country have expressed their intent to descend on our Capitol, including three white nationalists who were arrested earlier today by the FBI. I am pleased that the injunction has been denied. My top priority as attorney general has always been to protect all Virginians. So to those who would come here intending to incite violence I simply say stay home. Don’t come to Virginia. Don’t come to Richmond.

I am sure that the Democrats would love for everyone to stop protesting the cancellation of their rights and just meekly do whatever Democrats tell them to do.

The Virginia Citizens Defense League and the Gun Owners of America issued a statement on the decision:

Yesterday, January 15, Governor Northam declared a temporary state of emergency and banned the carrying & possession of weapons on Capitol Square in Richmond from 5:00 pm Friday, January 17 to 5:00 pm on Tuesday, January 21.

Today, the legal teams of both VCDL and Gun Owners of America (GOA) sought an injunction against enforcement of Northam’s Executive Order No. 49 (EO-49). Unfortunately, the Circuit Court denied our request for an injunction.

Both VCDL and GOA believe the court erred in its decision and our legal team immediately filed an Emergency Petition for Review with the Virginia Supreme Court.

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Virginia Democrats Compare Gun Rights Activists to White Supremacist Terrorists

If you are a supporter of the 2nd Amendment, Virginia Democrats want you to know that you are just like the white supremacist terrorists.

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If you are a supporter of the Second Amendment, Virginia Democrats want you to know that you are just like the white supremacist terrorists who attacked Charlottesville back in 2017.

The state’s blackface-wearing governor and his left-wing Democrat Party pals declared a “state of emergency” as Second Amendment rights activists begin looking at holding rallies in the state to raise interest in opposing the Democrat’s new virulently anti-gun laws.

Gov. Ralph Northam said at a Wednesday press conference that Virginia Democrats believe “armed militia groups plan to storm the Capitol” during the January 20 rally.

As Vice reported: “He also said that law enforcement had intercepted threats and ‘extremist rhetoric” similar to what was observed prior to the violent Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville in August 2017. ‘We will not allow that mayhem and violence to happen here,’ he said. ”

The Democrats also moved to ban citizens from carrying firearms on the Capitol grounds.

“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.”

But despite the ban, some who are set to attend the pro-Second Amendment rally said they intend to carry anyway.

The January 20 event, dubbed “Lobby Day,” was organized by the Virginia Citizens Defense League, a pro-Second Amendment nonprofit, in response to new gun control legislation introduced by the Democratic state Legislature. Northam acknowledged that the organizers had been planning the rally for some time. “I believe them when they say this is a peaceful event — that’s what democracy is,” said Northam. “Unfortunately, they have unleashed something much larger, something they may not be able to control.”
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Upwards of 5,000 people said on the Facebook page that they plan to attend. Event organizers have warned the state that as many as 100,000 could show up.

Organizers of the rally say that they anticipate up to 60 buses filled with pro-2A supporters to attend.

Northam also warned that he intended to call out a large contingent of police officers in riot gear to oppose the gun rights activists.

So, the message is clear. If you are a supporter of the Constitution, you are a terrorist as far as Virginia Democrats are concerned.

Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe are rolling over in their graves.

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Virginia Governor to Announce New Ban on Firearms Wednesday Afternoon

Will next week’s Second Amendment rally be a flashpoint in Virginia’s ongoing political upheaval?

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In the Commonwealth of Virginia, a storm is brewing, and it has the potential to turn catastrophic.

For months on end there have been concerns about the fate of the Second Amendment in Old Dominion, after Democratic lawmakers took control of the state houses and the governor’s mansion.  Fueling the worry, a massive social media campaign by pro-2A forces have characterized the coming struggle as one that could very well break out in violence, particularly as Virginia legislators have trouble denying that there could be door-to-door firearm confiscations on the horizon.

Today, a new layer of controversy has erupted after Governor Ralph Northam again moved to infringe upon the Second Amendment rights of Virginians.

Fearing a repeat of the deadly violence that engulfed Charlottesville more than two years ago, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam plans to declare a temporary emergency Wednesday banning all weapons, including guns, from Capitol Square ahead of a massive rally planned next week over gun rights.

That’s according to two state officials who were briefed on the plans but not authorized to speak publicly about them. The governor, a Democrat, plans to announce the plans at a news conference Wednesday afternoon because of credible threats of potential violence and extremism, one official said.

Northam’s planned announcement comes days after Democratic leaders used a special rules committee to ban guns inside the Capitol and a legislative office building. That ban did not include Capitol grounds, which are under the governor’s control and are where a huge number of gun-rights advocates are expected to rally Monday.

One official said Northam decided to ban all guns from the grounds of Capitol Square after receiving reports for weeks about inflammatory online postings by out-of-state pro-gun and militia groups who are promising to attend Monday’s rally.

We can only hope and pray that this rally does not become a flash point for political violence in an already turbulent United States.

 

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Virginia Governor Increases Police Budget in Preparation for Mass Gun Confiscation Program

Virginia’s Governor, Ralph Northam, has increased the budget for a state police fund in preparation for the Democrat’s impending mass gun confiscation.

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Virginia’s Governor, Ralph Northam, has increased the budget for a state police fund in preparation for the Democrat’s impending implementation of a mass gun confiscation policy next year.

The governor has diverted $250,000 to the Corrections Special Reserve Fund to “increase in the operating cost of adult correctional facilities resulting from the enactment” of his gun control measures, according to the NRA/ILA.

“Among the enumerated laws that this allocation is meant to fund,” the group reported, “is a ban on commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms, the criminalization of private firearms transfers, and gun confiscation orders issued without due process.”

As is usually the case with these failed gun banning laws, Northam’s so-called “assault weapons” ban will have almost no effect on crime at all.

The NRA/ILA adds:

Long guns of any description are rarely used in violent crime. FBI Uniform Crime Reporting data breaks down homicides by weapon type. In 2018, the FBI reported that there were five times as many individuals listed as killed with “knives or cutting instruments,” than with rifles of any kind. The data also showed that rifles were listed as being used in less homicides than “blunt objects (clubs, hammers, etc.)” or “personal weapons (hands, fists, feet, etc.).”

A 1997 Department of Justice-funded study of the 1994 federal “assault weapons” ban determined that “At best, the assault weapons ban can have only a limited effect on total gun murders, because the banned weapons and magazines were never involved in more than a modest fraction of all gun murders.” A 2004 follow-up Department of Justice-funded study came to a similar conclusion. The study determined that “AWs [assault weapons] and LCMs [large capacity magazines] were used in only a minority of gun crimes prior to the 1994 federal ban,” “relatively few attacks involve more than 10 shots fired,” and “the ban’s effects on gun violence are likely to be small at best and perhaps too small for reliable measurement.”

Also, stricter background checks also don’t make the public any safer:

Background checks don’t stop criminals from stealing firearms, getting them on the black market, or getting them from straw purchasers. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, 75 percent of criminals in state and federal state prison who had possessed a firearm during their offense acquired the firearm through theft, “Off the street/underground market,” or “from a family member or friend, or as a gift.” Less than one percent got firearms from dealers or non-dealers at gun shows. ATF has reported, “[t]he most frequent type of trafficking channel identified in ATF investigations is straw purchasing from federally licensed firearms dealers.”

Of course, the real goal of these anti-gun laws is never to stop crime or violence. The real goal of all these strict gun laws is to take away America’s right to self-defense. These laws are only meant to take guns away from the common citizenry so that Democrats can more easily implement their fascist laws without fear of an armed populace.

Already 90 percent of the state’s counties and cities have declared themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries and have said that they will not be enforcing any of the Democrat’s strict new gun laws.

The showdown is set. We shall see where it goes early next year as the new legislative session begins.

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New Zealand’s Assault Weapons Confiscation Policy is a Crashing Failure

The numbers are in and New Zealand’s strict anti-gun confiscation policy has been a crashing failure.

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The leftist-led country of New Zealand enacted just the sort of forced gun confiscation policy that American Democrats want in the U.S.A., but, sorry liberals, New Zealand’s policy has been a crashing failure.

Early this year, New Zealand’s far left Prime Minister pushed through a new law that outlawed so-called “assault rifles” (something that does not in reality exist). The government deadline for the country’s citizens to hand in their firearms passed last Friday. But the number of guns that have been turned in is a pittance compared to the number that government fascists think actually exist in private hands.

The government in Wellington announced that a mere 51,000 of the so-called “assault weapons” were turned in by the legal deadline.

Now, 51,000 may sound like a lot of guns — and it is — but government sources have estimated that there are 170,000 such forearms in private hands. That is only a small slice of the 1.2 million guns total of all kinds in the public sector.

So, only 30 percent of the expected number of firearms were turned in? Yeah, that amounts to a major government failure and a massive rebellion against government rule.

You have to consider that New Zealand is a very left-wing nation that has no tradition of rights as delineated in the U.S. Constitution, yet still tens of thousands of normally liberal New Zealanders refused to accede to this confiscation of their once legally held firearms.

Now, let’s consider how such a confiscation policy might work… or rather how it would fail… in the U.S.A.

Estimates on how many purported “assault weapons” are in private hands in the U.S. are hard to figure, exactly. But some estimates put the number at upward to 30 million!

Now, while there are tens of thousands of owners of assault weapons in New Zealand there are many millions in the U.S. So, just imagine how badly a confiscation policy will fail in the U.S.!

Many Second Amendment supporters are anxiously watching the Commonwealth of Virginia to see what might happen with confiscation policies in the U.S. now that Democrats are poised to fully take over government in January and are threatening a raft of strict gun laws including confiscation.

Virginia Democrats are pushing a huge slate of strict anti-gun laws for 2020. But the state’s citizens are already responding before the party is even able to act. Fully 90 percent of the state’s counties and cities have declared themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries and have told the state government that they will not enforce any new gun laws.

The showdown is coming.

But Democrats will likely find their anti-gun laws to be just as much a crashing failure as liberal New Zealand’s.

At last, we can only hope.

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Even ‘Washington Post’ Slams Pelosi for Her False Gun Talking Points

Even the far left-wing Washington Post “fact-checker” couldn’t avoid slamming Democrat Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her lies about guns.

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Even the far left-wing Washington Post “fact-checker” couldn’t avoid slamming Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her lies about guns.

In fact, the paper’s fact-checker recently gave Pelosi its worst rating of “four Pinocchios” for her “bogus talking point” about the number of children killed with firearms each year.

Over and over again Pelosi has claimed that “47 percent of gun deaths were teenagers or children.” But this is simply false.

Even the Centers for Disease Control puts the number at less than ten percent.

The Post apparently has had enough of Pelosi’s lies with the bogus statistic she constantly uses.

“For months, in speeches, news conferences, tweets and interviews, Pelosi has been using a version of an incorrect talking point to make the firearms death toll for teenagers and children appear significantly higher than reality,” the paper wrote. “When we queried her staff, we were told she had simply misspoken. But that was false, too.”

Pelosi’s office tried to explain that the Speaker misspoke, but even with their “explanation,” the numbers are wildly off.

Pelosi’s office tried to claim that the Speaker “meant to say” that 47 kids a day are killed with guns.

This, too, is a bogus statistic, because that number would amount to 43 percent of all gun deaths. Again, it’s closer to nine percent.

So, Nancy Pelosi simply can’t stop lying about guns. Even the left-wingers at the Washington Post see it.

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Now 23 Virginia Counties Have Declared Themselves Second Amendment Sanctuaries

Now 23 Virginia counties have declared themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries and have vowed to refuse to implement the new anti-gun laws.

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Anti-gun Democrats set to lead both houses of the Virginia legislature are gearing up with a dozen new laws intended to repeal the Second Amendment by stealth, but now 23 counties have declared themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries and have vowed to refuse to implement the new anti-gun laws if they are passed.

On December 3, Gloucester Country’s leaders moved to make their jurisdiction Virginia’s 23rd Second Amendment Sanctuary county.

The Gazette-Journal reported that on Tuesday Gloucester’s Colonial Courthouse had enough pro-gun supporters to “[cover] much of the court circle outside, standing shoulder to shoulder in support of a resolution designed to make Gloucester County a Second Amendment Sanctuary.”

The county seat sponsored a 90-minute discussion of the move to make the county a Second Amendment sanctuary followed by a unanimous decision by the commissioners.

The document goes on saying, “legal means at its disposal” to protect those rights, including “through legal action, the appropriation of public funds, and the right to petition for redress of grievances” and to not use public funds of the county to “aid in the unnecessary and unconstitutional restriction of the right(s) … to bear arms,” the paper reported.

Those who spoke in favor of the resolution cited a Constitutional and God-given right to own guns and charged that their rights will be violated if the Virginia General Assembly, which will be under Democratic Party leadership in 2020, passes some of the laws that are being proposed.

They expressed fear that they would immediately become felons if a law were passed banning a wide range of AK-47-style weapons and that the laws being proposed for the upcoming General Assembly are a first step in taking away all guns. They warned that people wouldn’t give up their guns easily, putting deputies in danger if they had to enforce the law by removing firearms from people.

Twenty-two other counties of the Commonwealth’s 95 have already followed suit with their own resolutions.

Virginia Democrats will take over the legislature and the governor’s mansion in January 2020, but the party is already introducing a raft of anti-gun laws meant to make it nearly impossible for gun owners to legally keep their firearms. Democrats want to use credit card data to illicitly track gun owners, they want to outlaw tactical training, and firearm lessons, they want to, ban AR-15s and so-called “assault rifles,” they want to hike fees, add new laws to govern ammunition and storage, make more types of gun sales illegal, set up gun confiscation, and any manner of other laws to burden gun owners with so many rules, fees and regulations that gun ownership will be nearly impossible.

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