Virginia: Left-wing Group Employs Dirty Tricks to Suppress Pro-Gun Vote

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U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe’s supporters are getting increasingly desperate. A group backing McAuliffe is posing as conservatives and running ads attacking Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin from the right. Named Accountability Virginia PAC, the outfit was described by news outlet Axios as a Democratic strategist-led effort to “drive a wedge between the Republican candidate for Virginia governor and his core voters.”

The content of the Accountability Virginia PAC’s ads show that they are targeting gun owners in their voter suppression campaign. The disingenuous ads are designed to portray Youngkin as anti-gun to pro-gun voters in the hopes that these voters will sit this election out. Some of the misleading messages even mimic NRA’s well-known orange election postcards in order to give the false impression that NRA opposes Youngkin’s candidacy.

Here are the facts:

NRA-PVF has not endorsed a candidate in the Virginia governor’s race.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe is an anti-gun extremist.

McAuliffe is seeking to attack gun owners and the Second Amendment by enacting a multitude of radical and unconstitutional gun control measures.

McAuliffe supports:

    • Banning commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms, like America’s most popular rifle – the AR-15.
    • Banning commonly-owned firearm magazines capable of accepting more than 10 rounds of ammunition.
    • Registering gun owners as part of a “permit to purchase” scheme.
    • Waiting periods for firearm purchases.

For more on McAuliffe’s plans for Virginia gun owners, click here.

Dirty Tricks

Axios’s research into Accountability Virginia PAC revealed the following information on the shadowy outfit.

    • Accountability Virginia’s online donation page is hosted by the Democratic fundraising platform ActBlue. Its bank account is at Amalgamated Bank, a financial institution popular with Democratic political groups.
    • The PAC was incorporated in Virginia by compliance consultants at the MBA Consulting Group, which works uniformly with Democrats.
    • Its ads on Snapchat were purchased by Gambit Strategies, a firm founded this year by the Biden presidential campaign’s digital director and the former head of Democratic super PAC Priorities USA.

Disappointingly, one of the commonwealth’s largest interests is implicated in this voter suppression campaign. According to subsequent Axios reporting, Virginia electric utility Dominion Energy lavishly funded the phony outfit to the tune of $200,000. It should be noted that Dominion Energy enjoys a monopoly in much of the commonwealth. Therefore, many Virginians were effectively forced to pay for this underhanded misinformation campaign.

Following public outcry, on October 18, Dominion Energy CEO Robert Blue emailed employees to tell them that the company had erred in donating to the voter suppression outfit. According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Dominion Energy has asked the deceitful group to return its $200,000.

Sadly, this isn’t the first time gun owners have been targeted by a left-wing misinformation campaign. In the 2020 election, Montana gun owners were the focus of a California-funded fake hunting group and misleading mailers concerning a pro-gun state referendum.

It’s easy to understand why dishonest political actors would target gun owners. Firearm owners are a proven political force that has the power to sway elections. Well-informed gun rights supporters should work to ensure that their family, friends, neighbors, and other like-minded individuals know the truth about these ugly voter suppression tactics prior to election day.

To find out more about what you can do to protect gun rights in Virginia, please visit https://www.nraila.org/grassroots/.


About NRA-ILA:

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KK

If McAuliffe wins, Virginia will learn what it is to live in a post-constitutional democrat socialist state under the equivalent of the NY SAFE Act.

Youngkin refuses to talk about gun rights as if the issue does not exist.

Bill

Hmmmmmm. I find it interesting in that the NRA-PVF is not endorsing the republican candidate. I have to wonder; why?

RJL

Time to crush the Nazis once again 75 years later.
The democrats, are the 21st century Nazi Party…
Friggin Oath breakers prove that.

Bill N

After the last election I said I had no sympathy for Virginia gun owners. I say now is the time to correct that mistake. Get out and vote like your rights depend on it, because they do.

Rowboat

Like every other State, Virginia is held slave to the big population centers, while 95% of the land area is Conservative. We need an Electoral College at the State level .
I’m of the opinion that property owners should be the only ones to vote anyhow, since they are the ones with skin in the game, as versus the millions living off the government dole in their public housing projects who keep voting in the Polosi, Schumer, AOA etc…

Henry Bowman

I’ve been saying the same thing here as well; we need an electoral college at the state level for every state. Every county could send an elector, and this would balance the vote so that no county is held hostage to the big cities. I look at Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan & Minnesota and the cities here dictate to the rural counties how it’s gonna be. That’s just plain wrong!!

musicman44mag

Hear hear. OreGONE needs the same thing. Potland, Eugene and Corvallis and now Bend dictates to all the remainder of OreGONE what is happening to our state. 3 counties vs the remaining 33 that are hard core conservative workers that support the welfare slime in the big shitty.

OreGONE, were all the druggies are moving and mail in ballots make sure demonkkkrats stay in charge.

Rowboat

It was the VCDL that blew the whistle on Dominion Power that caused a massive outcry from Virginia gun owners that made them relent their evil ways , NOT the NRA !!
The Virginia Civil Defense League is a much more powerful voice , not only in Virginia, but national role model to other states. However, big Leftist money is pouring into Virginia to keep it Blue, while the Virginia GOP is twiddling it’s thumbs !

nrringlee

The Progressive New Left, aka Weather Underground, aka democrat party knows their own flag is so discredited that they cannot run it up to support their illogical arguments. That is why they find the false flag attack to be the only chance they have of catching inattentive voters off guard with a fake news attack. This admission on the part of McAulliffe and his advocates is the best evidence yet available that Progressive New Left ideology is collapsing under the weight of its on contradictions and people are shedding the left like a snake sheds its skin. This is rocket… Read more »

Montana454Casull

Time to remove politicians by force from politics if they don’t honor thier oath to uphold the constitution and our second amendment . Fuck Dominion also time to destroy them and erase them from the face of the earth. Let the civil war begin !

Arny

And why don’t Dominion & others contributing to fight gun rights. Fight to fix homelessness ?

Nurph

Because if you have a gun you are a free man. If you’re homeless they see you as a commodity that can be controlled.

MS-Steve

Because broke-ass homeless folk ain’t got no mailing address…. therefore, they cannot vote. SOOOOOOO… “förk um” (if ya catch my drift).
Ain’t nobody got time fo DAT. Homeless don’t have the ownership gene. Dey bee low rent, an trash whatever is “given” to them (see any housing project). They’ll shizz in the living room, coz it’s cold outside, and they ain’t got no a§§-wipe – they are lovely tenents.