WeAreChange Reports on Gun Rally in Virginia

LIVE: Thousands of People Descend on Richmond, Virginia

LIVE: Thousands of People Descend on Richmond, VirginiaPosted: 20 Jan 2020 06:26 AM PSTAround 10,000 people are descending on Virginia’s gun rights rally….ATTENTION: YouTube took down our live stream when 4,000 people were watching!So Luke is live on Facebook:LIVE: RICHMOND VIRGINIAPosted by Luke Z Rudkowski on Monday, January 20, 2020We’ve got a mirror of the Facebook livestream up on YouTube here:The post LIVE: Thousands of People Descend on Richmond, Virginia appeared first on We Are Change.
What’s Really Going to Happen at Virginia’s Massive Gun Rally TomorrowPosted: 19 Jan 2020 02:34 PM PSTIt’s official! Luke Rudkowski has landed in Richmond, Virginia!Stay tuned for updates as We Are Change will be live tomorrow morning for the big rally starting very early.The post What’s Really Going to Happen at Virginia’s Massive Gun Rally Tomorrow appeared first on We Are Change.
“We’re Ready to Fight”: Tens of Thousands Expected at Gun Rights Rally in VirginiaPosted: 19 Jan 2020 08:42 AM PSTAs various gun rights groups prepare to gather at Virginia’s state capitol in Richmond on Monday in what’s expected to be one of the largest pro-gun rallies in recent memory, Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam has declared a state of emergency, police are busy setting up barricades and temporary holding pens—and one lawmaker has even arranged to spend most of the day in a safe house, according to the Washington Examiner.ATTENTION: Luke Rudkowski is flying to Richmond, Virginia today! If you value his independent, on-the-ground reporting—then your support is essential!The rally is expected to draw tens of thousands, and fears about Charlottesville-style violence are prompting police to scour the web for any signs of a violent plot.Already, the FBI has arrested three alleged members of a violent white supremacist group who were planning on attending the rally.Todd Gilbert, Virginia’s House Republican leader, warned on Saturday that white supremacist groups trying to spread “hate, violence, or civil unrest” would not be welcome at a pro-gun rally in the state’s capital on Monday, according to Reuters.“Any group that comes to Richmond to spread white supremacist garbage, or any other form of hate, violence, or civil unrest isn’t welcome here,” he said. “While we and our Democratic colleagues may have differences, we are all Virginians and we will stand united in opposition to any threats of violence or civil unrest from any quarter.”Organized by the Virginia Citizens Defense League, a group that annually lobbies the state legislature against new gun-control laws, this year’s rally is simply a much larger manifestation of the group’s annual gun-rights rally at the capitol.As the state government plots a slew of new gun control measures in a culture that has historically been more permissive about gun rights, Virginia has transformed into ground zero in the fight over gun rights in America. Already, gun owners across the state have been scrambling to buy up as many guns as they can before the new legislation takes effect, fostering a boom among gun sellers.The tension even prompted President Trump to weigh in with a tweet on Friday: “That’s what happens when you vote for Democrats, they will take your guns away.”Your 2nd Amendment is under very serious attack in the Great Commonwealth of Virginia. That’s what happens when you vote for Democrats, they will take your guns away. Republicans will win Virginia in 2020. Thank you Dems!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 17, 2020One NRA member approached by a Washington Examiner reporter while rallying outside a legislative building earlier this week said gun-rights advocates in the state wouldn’t stand by idly while their rights are stripped away.“We’re not going to be quiet anymore. We’re going to fight them in the courts and on the ground. The illegal laws they’re proposing are just straight up unconstitutional,” said Timothy Forster, of Chesterfield, Virginia, an NRA member who had one handgun strapped to his shoulder and another tucked into his waistband as he stood outside a legislative office building earlier this week.While the rally has attracted a substantial amount of media attention, Virginia’s gun-rights activists have identified another strategy to try and subvert the state legislature’s authority. As the New York Timesreports, gun-control activist Philip Van Cleave and others are pushing municipalities around the state to pass or consider “2A Sanctuary” legislation that would in effect preserve certain gun rights in towns across the state.Anyone planning on the attending the rally should keep this in mind: guns have been permanently banned inside the Capitol building, and Gov. Northam has declared a temporary state of emergency to ban all weapons from Capitol Square during the rally—a plea for the state SCOTUS to rule these measures unconstitutional was rejected on Friday—to prevent “armed militia groups storming our Capitol.”Of course, even though organizers have taken pains to block far-right militias and outright white supremacists from attending the rally, we imagine these efforts will be lost on MSNBC, which should waste no time declaring every participant a dangerous gun nut.Republished from ZeroHedge.com with permissionThe post “We’re Ready to Fight”: Tens of Thousands Expected at Gun Rights Rally in Virginia appeared first on We Are Change.

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