Here We Go Again: VA Gov. Mcauliffe Wants To Prohibit Guns At Lee Monument Rallies

Terry McAuliffe
Terry McAuliffe has no legal authority to do so, but is trying to find a way anyhow. The law or the Constitution have never slowed down McAuliffe.
Virginia Citizens Defense League
Virginia Citizens Defense League

Virginia – -(Ammoland.com)- Virginia Governor McAuliffe wants to ban carry at any rallies or protests at the statue of Robert E. Lee in Richmond.

McAuliffe has no legal authority to do so, but is trying to find a way anyhow. The law or the Constitution have never slowed down McAuliffe.

He’s looking at using the same kind of ban that state agencies currently have. If that is the case, the actual rules will be similar: carrying at the rally won’t be illegal, but if they see you are carrying, they can ask you to leave. If you refuse, they could charge you with something like trespass. Concealed carry has its advantages. We’ll just have to see how this shakes out.

This would be an emergency regulation, which is good for 18 months or until the next Governor throws it in the trash.

McAuliffe is going to look for a way to avoid any comment period on the proposed regulation, as I’m sure he knows the comments are not going to go in his favor.

For the immediate future, we will watch what comes of this proposed regulation and keep our options open, including possibly seeking an injunction against any firearm ban.

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Martypants
Martypants
4 years ago

Virginia is following the Maryland formula for losing your rights. The big metropolitan areas and university towns are filling up with liberals, supplied by the liberals and socialists that we have let taken over those those schools. the “Silent Majority” sits in the “Flyover” parts of the State and frown and grumble, but do not for the most part get active and won’t become informed voters, staying home and giving up. I lived in both States, watched it happen, powerless to stop it. They won’t listen. New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia, increasingly infested, will fall to “Bluecoast” disease because the… Read more »

Heed the Call-up
Heed the Call-up
4 years ago
Reply to  Martypants

Marty, we try, but the major metropolitan areas have many more people in them than the rest of the state combined. NoVA is why McAuliffe is in office, it was close, but they unfortunately prevailed that time, partly due to the stupidity of the prior Republican governor.

Our gubernatorial election is this November. It is another close race, but the Democrat is strongly anti-gun. That will help him in NoVA, but less so in most of the rest of the state. Polls show even people that don’t own firearms still believe in the RKBA.

JorgeNorberto Pedace
JorgeNorberto Pedace
4 years ago

SUPONGO QUE ESTE ESPACIO,GUARDA MUCHOS DE MIS COMENTARIOS AL RESPECTO,POR EL MOMENTO SOLO DIGO QUE VAMOS A VER COMO TERMINA ESTO,…..YO YA LO SE,AL FINAL VEREMOS QUIEN TENÍA LA RAZÓN.

Samuel Stephens
Samuel Stephens
4 years ago

He’s a DemocRAT, an A**hole.

VE Veteran - Old Man's Club
VE Veteran - Old Man's Club
4 years ago

Well I guess they people of Old Dominion Virginia need to vote his lying scum-sucking dead beat ass out of office! Its either that or watch him piss your rights away! Once he gets the guns away you’re toast!

Heed the Call-up
Heed the Call-up
4 years ago

VE Vet, Virginia governors only get one four year term to screw us over, then another takes its place.