On Monday, a massive pro-freedom rally was held in Richmond, Virginia, to protest the extremely radical anti-Second Amendment policies of Virginia Democrats.
The event, which took place on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, saw tens of thousands of armed pro-Second Amendment activists protest the push to essentially nullify the Second Amendment by politicians, like Democrat Governor Ralph Northam.
In November, according to The Washington Post, Northam said he would “start with” gun policies like “universal background checks, banning the sale of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, restoring the law that limits purchases to one gun a month, and a red flag law that would empower a court to temporarily remove a gun from a person deemed to be a risk to himself or others.”
As previously reported, “These policies, that [Northam] would only “start with,” are already radical. For example, red flag laws take away an individual’s right to due process and clearly pave the way for abuse of power. Additionally, when Northam talks about “banning assault weapons,” the term “assault weapon” is not a universally defined term and is used to make the ban seem more rational. In Northam’s definition, banning “assault weapons” actually means banning all semi-automatic weapons, which is made evident by the fact that Northam supported Senate Bill 16, a bill that expanded the definition of “assault weapon” to pistols, rifles, and shotguns.”
Despite Northam’s emergency declaration and expectation of violence, the event was completely peaceful. An estimated 16,000 of the 22,000 total protestors remained outside of the Capitol Square, where they would be allowed to keep their weapons after Northam placed a temporary ban on firearms on the Capitol Square to prevent violence from the protest. Even though nearly all the protestors remained in an area where they were allowed to stay armed, Northam still took credit for preventing violence.
We are all thankful that today passed without incident. The teams successfully de-escalated what could have been a volatile situation. I will continue to listen to the voices of Virginians, and will do everything in my power to keep our Commonwealth safe. https://t.co/xrHxhOczvv
— Ralph Northam (@GovernorVA) January 20, 2020