Do Not Fall For This Political Scam In Virginia

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Virginia – -(AmmoLand.com)- In Virginia, some ads are running slamming Glenn Youngkin for an “insufficient” commitment to supporting our Second Amendment rights. Normal political stuff, right? Well, the timing is downright odd. Quite frankly, Second Amendment supporters should be suspicious about it.

When someone is running ads slamming Youngkin for being insufficiently supportive of Second Amendment rights in a general election campaign, they’re trying to get Second Amendment supporters to sit out the Virginia gubernatorial election – or vote third party. Those actions would help Terry McAuliffe’s campaign, which is not doing so hot lately.

McAuliffe’s fortunes have declined with those of Joe Biden. And how is Biden doing? Don’t just trust the polls that show him dropping – just look at and listen to the colorful chants that have been heard at various sporting events. McAuliffe’s being dragged down. In addition, there are trends that are not turning out in favor of anti-Second Amendment extremists as well.

Two years ago, the stakes of the legislative elections were very clear. We’ve seen what happened as a result. Keep in mind, Virginia is not as bad off as Maryland, and if the trends continue, Youngkin would be in a far better situation than Larry Hogan was. There will be, for instance, a good chance that there will be enough pro-Second Amendment votes to uphold a veto of anti-Second Amendment legislation.

The fact of the matter is that while potential Supreme Court rulings can be major game-changers, a lot can still be done at the state and local level. See the San Jose strategy for starters. You can bet McAuliffe would go for any such scheme – or even try to impose a licensing scheme like the one in Illinois.

Look, Virginia has changed a lot in the past quarter-century, and it hasn’t really been for the better. Anti-Second Amendment extremists have made a lot of gains, particularly in the suburbs. So some adjustment is necessary to get a reasonably pro-Second Amendment governor elected to, at the very least, arrest the erosion of our Second Amendment rights.

The good news is that a coalition that can deliver gains in the November elections the next four years seems to be forming. How permanent this coalition depends on the approach Second Amendment supporters take. The right approach could turn Virginia around as opposed to heading down the path of California and New York. But this scam is intended to prevent that.

Second Amendment supporters, clearly, have a lot to do. They need to support pro-Second Amendment organizations, then work to defeat anti-Second Amendment extremists at the federal, state, and local level via the ballot box as soon as possible.


About Harold Hutchison

Writer Harold Hutchison has more than a dozen years of experience covering military affairs, international events, U.S. politics and Second Amendment issues. Harold was consulting senior editor at Soldier of Fortune magazine and is the author of the novel Strike Group Reagan. He has also written for the Daily Caller, National Review, Patriot Post, Strategypage.com, and other national websites.Harold Hutchison

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Stag
Stag
26 days ago

Youngkin is just another Butter/Fudd who refuses to go on record to answer any hard questions about just how much arms control he supports.

masterlifter
masterlifter
26 days ago

West Virginia (My Home) is starting to see Lefties move in as well…..I pray we will stay vigilant and maintain our pro-2a positions. Watching our neighbor to the east should be a good lesson for us!

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
26 days ago

Harold, The NRA supports Youngkin, just like they supported Romney and McCain. Your strategy of voting for the lesser of two evils results in a piece of cake being taken during every administration. Youngkin won’t take NRA money because he want’s to be perceived as a moderate 2nd Amendment supporter. Youngkin believes some people should be allowed to own a pump shotgun so they can shoot trap. All he asks is that they go through an extensive background check (not limited to three days), once approved they wait a reasonable amount of time before they are allowed to take possession… Read more »

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
26 days ago

Harold,

Tell people where the Harvard-educated Youngkin worked (and to which firm he “rose to the top”).

After Younkin spent a career shaping that firm, tell everyone what that firm’s investment policy was with respect to firearms.

Encourage people to call Younkin’s campaign office and ask his staffers specific questions about Younkin’s stance on specific 2nd Amendment rights issues.

703-829-5171

Last edited 26 days ago by JSNMGC
Mike Crognale
Mike Crognale
26 days ago

I vote Republican, always have since I was old enough. So I will vote for Youngkin and his running mates. The problem, as others have pointed out is the influx of communist/democrats from other states. It started with the Obozo reign of terror and continues to this day. They now outnumber all the rest of the Patriot/Republicans in the state. And they vote lock-step. The other factor is that the pre-printed McCawful votes are boxed up and ready to be fed into the machines until he wins. We saw that last November and again in the Georgia senate runoff. The… Read more »

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
26 days ago
Reply to  Mike Crognale

Where was the US Army officer Ralph Northam born?

Where was his Vietnam veteran daddy born?

RetMCCC
RetMCCC
27 days ago

Bear with me as I tell you a little story I tell you a little story. I served out my commitment to the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged at the rank of Captain. I moved to Virginia in 1972 and found it to be a nice moderately conservative state that supported the Second Amendment. Before too long, people started abandoning there terrible liberal states like California, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, to mention a few but not all. I certainly don’t blame these people for making the move but unfortunately many of them brought along there liberal… Read more »

pureamericana
pureamericana
27 days ago

Terry boy is a New Yorker. An extremely corrupt one and instigator of the Charlottesville violence. His history with the Clintons should have seen him in prison not the Governors House. Time Virginia regained it’s once grand Southern traditions and honor. Also it would be nice to see someone file lawsuits towards the outgoing scumbag Northam. He created major damage and is connected to a whole lot of Bloomberg money.

Bill N
Bill N
27 days ago

Well here we go again. If all you Virginia gun owners and hunters stick together this time I venture to say your problems with the antigun establishment will be over. It really upset me last election that many gun owners didn’t even vote. I read where someone made a remark about his neighbor took the day off to vote but instead went hunting. Hunting instead of voting? Look what you got. Unless you all get on board the voting train you’ll end up in the same mess you’re in now. Restore my faith in my neighboring state, no lip service,… Read more »

Vince
Vince
27 days ago

At one point, I considered retiring in Virginia. Then the democrats turned it into a shithole. Virginia will never see any money from me in the future, not even vacations.

Boz
Boz
27 days ago
Reply to  Vince

l’m from Virginia, consider it to be the MOST beautiful state, LOVE the history, the landscape, vacationed/returned there 6-10 times per year for the last 30 years, but……….l completely AGREE with you. Dems have killed it.

Winchester1873
Winchester1873
27 days ago

All the more reason Virginia needs a Republican governor.