Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is planning to declare an emergency on Wednesday that will ban all weapons, including firearms, from Capitol Square before a gun rights rally next week that will be protesting Northam’s far-left gun policies, according to The Associated Press.
According to The Washington Post, Northam said in November that 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.”
These policies, that he 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.
Ralph Northam has been particularly controversial this past year for many reasons. For example, Northam said he supports infanticide, during an interview with WTOP’s “Ask The Governor,” Northam said: “This is why decisions such as this should be made by providers, physicians, and the mothers and fathers that are involved. When we talk about third-trimester abortions, these are done with the consent of the mother, with the consent of physicians, more than one physician by the way, and it’s done in cases where there may be severe deformities, there may be a fetus which is non-viable. So in this particular example, if the mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen, the infant would be delivered, the infant would be kept comfortable, the infant would be resuscitated if this is what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physician and the mother.”
Northam was also pictured in his 1984 yearbook in either a KKK robe and hood or in blackface. According to The Virginia Pilot , the picture showed “two people, one wearing white Ku Klux Klan robes and a hood, the other with his face painted black,” and it was unclear which of these two was Northam.