On Martin Luther King day, 2nd amendment defenders, many of them armed, marched on the Capitol in Richmond, Virginia. They wanted to let Governor Ralph Northam and the Democrat majority legislature know that they would not comply with the gun-control laws they consider unconstitutional.
Democrats cause the problem
After the Democrat election victories in November in Virginia, one draconian bill, SB16, was introduced which will designate shotguns that hold more than seven shells and other long guns with certain features as assault weapons.
Handguns that meet certain criteria would be considered assault weapons, too. If the bill becomes law, it will be illegal to own or possess these weapons. Many Virginians will become criminals when and if this bill passes.
In response, the majority of Virginia’s counties have become 2nd Amendment sanctuaries where the sheriff’s say they won’t enforce unconstitutional gun laws.
Senate Bill 16 was struck from consideration and “died” in committee last week, but three more gun-control laws just passed the Virginia Senate last Thursday.
Governor declares a state of emergency
Governor Northam, in anticipation of violence at the rally, declared a state of emergency and banned guns around the Capitol. Thousands of armed citizens remained outside the cordons.
Fearmongering MSNBC and CNN
The mainstream media spent a lot of on-air time trying to portray the rally as a racist event. They all but told their viewers that the rally would turn into another “Charlottesville,” with armed violence.
MSNBC and CNN ran many stories asserting that there were thousands of white nationalists, militias, extremists, far-right extremists and white supremacists “swarming” the state capitol.
But at the end of the day, their fearmongering fell flat as the armed protestors were not violent. In fact, the whole rally was law-abiding and peaceful. Was the media really worried or were they hoping for violence?
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No violence at the rally, Democrats disappointed
The Associated Press reported: “that the rally concluded uneventfully and the mood was largely festive. An estimated 22,000 people attended, authorities told AP, and one woman was arrested on a felony charge of wearing a mask in public.”
According to the Washington Post, there was almost no sign of counter-protests, and no appearance of Antifa was reported.
Blaze TV was on the ground to capture what the rally was really about.
.@MillerStream shows us what really happened at the rally for the Second Amendment in Virginia: thousands of Americans stood peacefully, yet firmly united in support of their right to bear arms. pic.twitter.com/5jZwsQe2D8
— BlazeTV (@BlazeTV) January 22, 2020
The Babylon Bee offers its take on the msm and the Virginia gun rally.
Media Offers Thoughts And Prayers That Someone Would Start Some Violence At Gun Rights Rally https://t.co/OyLRDV476J
— The Babylon Bee (@TheBabylonBee) January 20, 2020