Virginia: Anti-Gun Majority Takes Gratuitous Victory Lap

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U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Despite the anti-gun laws passed by the General Assembly during the 2020 session having already taken effect on July 1st, anti-gun groups demanded and received a bill signing ceremony in Richmond. Governor Ralph Northam was more than happy to appease these groups backed by out-of-state interests to show a good return on their investment that put an anti-gun majority into the General Assembly.

These groups and legislators took the spotlight to call for a renewed push for comprehensive gun bans, something they were unable to achieve this year. Through their self-congratulatory messaging, there was no mention of the bipartisan opposition to these bills. There was also no mention to Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax’s comments that the so-called “red-flag” law fell short on constitutionally required due process. This is amidst the face of the largest expansion of gun ownership in recent history, where times of uncertainly have prompted many of our friends, family, and neighbors to exercise their Second Amendment rights.

The anti-gun majority in the General Assembly and these groups are not satisfied with the infringements they have imposed so far. They will be back in force in 2021. Law-abiding citizens must remain vigilant and active in the political process to defend the Second Amendment in the Commonwealth.


National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

About NRA-ILA:

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org

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Morrigan
Morrigan
26 days ago

VIRGINIA: I am very sorry. Since hanging is illegal I hope you vote your disgraceful excuse for a “governor” out of office at next election.

John Ruger
John Ruger
26 days ago

When shtf, northam and all the ilk will not find a place to hide.

KK
KK
26 days ago

“De-fund” the police – empty the jails – bail reform – legitimize mob violence for advancing poitical power – inciting race hatred – and take away the Second Amendment right to self defense.

The response must get far beyond the current “NON-COMPLIANCE”.

MarkE
MarkE
26 days ago

There should be no doubt that, after Northam’s blackface incident, he was permitted to remain in office on the sole condition he became a tool of the radical left – and, right now, for the progressive mob, he is the sharpest tool in the shed. This simply illustrates the absolute depths of self-depravity that politicians will go to when they have no semblance of a belief in personal values. This isn’t uncommon in politicians, but Northam certainly sets a high bar.

BobD
BobD
26 days ago
Reply to  MarkE

Totally with you Mark, although I think you accidentally switched consonants and substituted a T for a F.

GAMtns
GAMtns
26 days ago

There is no reasoning with Marxists. They are incapable of reasoning. All power and obedience is to the state, even over your own family. They received their frontal lobotomy when they joined the party of Marx. Anyone not in the party is expendable. Sometimes people in the party are expendable depending on the one who is in the power seat.

Arizona Don
Arizona Don
26 days ago

It is impossible to reason with an unreasonable person. These so called democrats seem to be unreasonable at this time. Furthermore, it is impossible to convince some people that people who do not obey laws cannot be effected in any way by passing more laws. In other words if an “outlaw” does not obey laws how is it possible to think if just one more restrictive gun law is passed it will convince him or her to not carry a gun or commit a gun crime?  There are currently around ten thousand restrictive gun laws on the books. Do they work? No! So why do we keep… Read more »

Levelhead
Levelhead
26 days ago

The most important pro-gun organization in VA is the Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL). This is the organization which organized the Sanctuary movement in VA which (please don’t hammer me if I get a few percentage points wrong) got over 90% of the Counties and Cities in VA to vote to approve either legislation or a resolution causing those cities and counties to be Second Amendment Sanctuary’s. Then they went ahead and organized Lobby Day which was the huge, over 50,000 attended, rally in Richmond to directly call on legislators not to vote for any anti-gun bills. While the results… Read more »

uncle dudley
uncle dudley
26 days ago

This really looks bad that the state where the NRA has their headquarters keeps passing anti-gun bills and old black face governor signs them into law.
Maybe the NRA leadership needs to keep their eye on their own backyard in stopping these outrageous laws, you can’t protect others if you can’t protect your own home.

JIAZ
JIAZ
26 days ago
Reply to  uncle dudley

The LaPierre Organized Crime Family’s embezzlement, fraud, and laundering of membership funds has relegated the organization to it’s current status of Not Relevant Anymore.

https://helpsavethenra.com/articles-related-to-whats-going-on-at-the-nra-aug-2019/

SEMPAI
SEMPAI
27 days ago

VA needs to change the tag from VA is for lovers to VA is for liberals Was working up there 2 yrs ago on pipeline in the GREAT DISMAL SWAMP (real place) clearing and ditches cut by George Washingtons army to help control the water on the coast ..east of Newport News had protesters EVERYDAY but oddly enough after all the subdivision residents had been paid royally paid by Duke Energy for the land use behind their homes after checks cashed ALL THE PROTESTERS WOULD COME OUT AND HASSLE US got so bad DUKE ENERGY hired state troopers to work… Read more »

ED
ED
27 days ago

Well Baldwin, I don’t agree with that, but in any case, do you have any better organizations you want to donate your money to in order to preserve your 2nd A. rights? I just upped for a lifetime membership, and sent $100 to Trump – and I will be voting for Trump in November – any other suggestions???

Baldwin
Baldwin
27 days ago
Reply to  ED

VCDL.

Dubi Loo
Dubi Loo
26 days ago
Reply to  ED

Absolutely Ed, GOA, SAF, CCRKBA, FPC, VCDL. Your money is NOT going to preserve 2A rights, they are going into the pockets of WLP and others as well as getting MH a sweetheart deal on buying an expensive home. I’m sad you can’t see that.

Heed the Call-up
Heed the Call-up
26 days ago
Reply to  ED

The VCDL has been integral in stopping bad legislation and getting good bills passed. They are the reason we went from “May Issue” to “Shall Issue”. The GOA also helped the VCDL with the Lobby Day 2020 in January. The NRA tried to sabotage Lobby Day – every year held on MLK day – by organizing, only a few weeks before their event, an NRA “Lobby Day” one week before the annual Lobby Day event. That was well after several or more months of organizing and getting the word out by the VCDL. I know it caused confusion amongst firearm… Read more »

Last edited 26 days ago by Heed the Call-up
Baldwin
Baldwin
27 days ago

Virginia has not mattered to the “nra” in a long, long time. Why now?