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originally posted by: shawmanfromny
a reply to: scraedtosleep
The question is how many of the citizens?
Will it be the majority of the state that stand up?
Well, they're saying that Democrats have awakened a "sleeping giant," which is referring to Virginia's gun owners. Just about all of the counties in VA are considered "gun sanctuaries" and law enforcement has vowed to oppose any new unconstitutional restrictions on guns. I would think they represent A LOT of gun owners throughout the state. This rally has all the signs of a power keg ready to blow. Now I've heard that Antifa members will be present.
Antifa Group to March With Pro-Gun Protesters at Virginia Rally
The Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL), a gun-rights group that provides a model resolution, claims that 85 of Virginia's 95 counties have already approved so-called sanctuary measures. At least nine cities and 17 towns have done the same, the group said.
Virginia Capital on Edge as F.B.I. Arrests Suspected Neo-Nazis Before Gun Rally
The three men had obtained guns and discussed traveling to Virginia for protests against new gun control measures, officials said.
Published Jan. 16, 2020
Updated Jan. 17, 2020
RICHMOND, Va. — Alarming calls online for a race war. The arrest of three suspected neo-Nazis. Memories of the explosive clashes in Charlottesville, Va., three years ago.
A sense of crisis enveloped the capital of Virginia on Thursday, with the police on heightened alert and Richmond bracing for possible violence ahead of a gun rally next week that is expected to draw white supremacists and other anti-government extremists.
Members of numerous armed militias and white power proponents vowed to converge on the city despite the state of emergency declared by Gov. Ralph Northam, who temporarily banned weapons from the grounds of the State Capitol. The potential for an armed confrontation prompted fears of a rerun of the 2017 far-right rally that left one person dead and some two dozen injured in Charlottesville, about an hour’s drive from Monday’s rally.
Just about all of the counties in VA are considered "gun sanctuaries" and law enforcement has vowed to oppose any new unconstitutional restrictions on guns. I would think they represent A LOT of gun owners throughout the state.
originally posted by: CharlesT
a reply to: putnam6
Sheriff Scott H. Jenkins
His picture is posted on their website if anyone if interested in looking at an actual patriot. This man needs our nation's support.
originally posted by: Justoneman
Looking like Northam wants the UN to come in and help him with the Virginians and their 2nd amendment practice.
Here we go
originally posted by: Xcalibur254
a reply to: Ahabstar
The thing is, the reason Virginia swung completely Dem this past election is because the people wanted something done about gun violence following the Virginia Beach shooting and the Republicans did literally nothing.
There is a large part of Virginia that wants some kind of gun regulation. They may have just gone too far with what was proposed.