What Will Virginia’s Gubernatorial Election Mean for the Second Amendment?

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Virginia – -(AmmoLand.com)- Two years ago, Second Amendment supporters suffered a serious reverse in the 2019 off-year elections in Virginia. We saw the gun-rationing scheme re-imposed by anti-Second Amendment extremists who took power.

In some ways, it showed some of our failures. We have failed to address the worries of those in the suburbs, opening fertile ground for Bloomberg to attack us. Second Amendment supporters also failed to deal with the attacks Andrew Cuomo started on our ability to make the case for our Second Amendment rights.

Now, given recent reporting, things look like they are making a 180. Glenn Youngkin, dirty tricks aside, looks to be headed for a win as governor, and the momentum could lead to seeing a pro-Second Amendment majority in the Virginia House of Delegates along with taking the lieutenant governorship and the attorney general.

Youngkin and a pro-Second Amendment House of Delegates – if elected – will stop the bleeding in terms of attacks on our rights. That is not a bad thing. Virginia’s state senate is not up for election until 2023, and the House of Delegates will be up for election as well, so Second Amendment supporters will have more work to do if they want to move the ball forward on passing pro-Second Amendment legislation.

Most important could be if Jason Miyares wins the attorney general election. This would be a potential game-changer, especially if there is legal action against some of the anti-Second Amendment legislation that has been passed. Perhaps Second Amendment supporters can use the “sue and settle” approach that

But Second Amendment supporters would be foolish to think that all of the problems with winning elections in states like Virginia have been solved with what looks to be a good night on November 2. The fact is, like the 2018 midterms, this election looks to have shifted on unrelated issues, mostly education. Second Amendment supporters, though, have a vested interest in keeping an eye on what goes on in schools. The fact is, this may be an opening to reach out to those same parents to make the schools safer, and it can even help reduce the effectiveness of the Bloomberg attacks.

The good news is that there are some trends that Second Amendment supporters can feel good about – but capitalizing on these trends will take a lot of work. In addition, how we come across will matter as well. Second Amendment supporters, though, need to work to defeat anti-Second Amendment extremists at the federal, state, and local levels 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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KK
KK (@kuetsayahoo-com)
27 days ago

McCauliffe = NY SAFE Act – welcome to NY Virginia!

Youngkin = holding the line against very powerful citizen disarmament forces . . . for a while, anyway.

Russn8r
Russn8r (@russn8r)
28 days ago

We need to defeat 2A extremists? Who knew?

Tell yer pal Lucky LaPierre (the La is optional) & folks like Workman who put him in place to grift $BILLIONS that should’ve gone to elections & fighting fraud.

NRA HQ is in Virginia. It was solid pro-gun when NRA moved in. With the $Bs they stole, they couldn’t even keep their home state.

Last edited 28 days ago by Russn8r
Russn8r
Russn8r (@russn8r)
28 days ago

Lucky WillTEX/FordWill/Oldman strikes again: Delete post & RUN AWAY! LOL.

Last edited 28 days ago by Russn8r
Russn8r
Russn8r (@russn8r)
28 days ago

STRIKE GROUP REAGAN! lol

Last edited 28 days ago by Russn8r
Bubba
Bubba (@2abubba)
28 days ago

We will see tomorrow just how bad the fix is in to take this away from Youngkin. 🙁
If he can pull this off then maybe we have a chance of getting a really fantastic ruling From SCOTUS soon after.
I won’t hold my breath.
3Nov2021
New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen

Tank
Tank (@voodoo6actual)
28 days ago

Death by a thousand cuts. Voting system is already proven factually to be rigged but yet people still tolerate it cycle after cycle. What happened to the Flu or common colds ? What happened to the homeless & Covid-19 deadly disease rates ?. Nobody talking about the homeless problem including Homeless Vets. What happened to the Vet & teenage suicide rate problem ? Don’t look over here while we keep you distracted over here while we keep printing more Fiat Currency $$$. News cycle after cycle, season after season, people are predictable programmable subjects of control by the ruling elite.… Read more »

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vepr
vepr (@vepr)
28 days ago

Hey harald

Your double dealing heros, the skunk, li’l Wayne LA P U , and mitch ” the snake” McConnell did as much to hurt 2nd amendment rights as anyone.

But you worship those 2 rinos.

Get off your knees harrald.

nrringlee
nrringlee (@nrringlee)
28 days ago

Jim Crow is a tool of the democrat party. The Progressive New Left now owns the democrat party. These Marxists are above nothing when it comes to subverting law and authority in their quest for power. See Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Revolutionaries. Those are their Ten Commandments.

CaptainKerosene
CaptainKerosene (@jim_macklin)
28 days ago

To clarify the ” dirty tricks ” that was Democrats going to a rally trying to appear as KKK

Hebidono
Hebidono (@hebidono)
28 days ago

It would have been simpler to say that the KKK went to his rally. Democrats are still, even if they have let some delusional black, brown, and yellow people join, the KKK.

Finnky
Finnky (@finnks)
28 days ago
Reply to  Hebidono

Reference was to group of democrats dressing as neo-nazis, carrying tiki torches and a sign saying like “nazis for Youngkin” to a Youngkin rally. Blatant underhanded attack on Youngkin. Unfortunately some will have seen and believed – but hopefully more learned are disgusted enough by the truth to use it to Youngkin’s advantage.

swmft
swmft (@swmft)
28 days ago
Reply to  Finnky

the nazis and kkk are socialist groups,democrats. Problem is they have been teaching lies so long that whole generations do not know that. Education needs to be returned to a truthful basis and stop the indoctrination

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RetMCCC
RetMCCC (@thorsdad)
28 days ago
Reply to  Finnky

Yeah, but at least the tiki boy stunt was done with diversity, inclusion, and equity in mind. One of the group was a black white nationalist/supremacist.