“We’re Ready To Fight”: 1000s Expected At Massive Gun-Rights Rally At Virginia Capitol

Zero Hedge – by Tyler Durden

As various pro-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.

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.

As Republicans battle for the hearts and minds of the people against a state government that is unilaterally controlled by Democrats, 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 Dems who control the state government plot a slew of new gun control measures in a state 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.”

One 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. VCDL president Philip Van Cleave said he’s heard from groups around the country that plan to send members to Virginia, including the Nevada-based, far-right Oath Keepers, which has promised to organize and train armed posses and militia.

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 Times reports, 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: Dems have permanently banned guns 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.

Perhaps, as Ben Garrison writes, the Democrats want to spark a Civil War in the hopes that public opinion will turn against the president. They are playing with fire. When tyrants create laws to remove our rights, it’s time to remove the tyrants.

https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/were-ready-fight-1000s-expected-massive-gun-rights-rally-virginia-capitol

8 thoughts on ““We’re Ready To Fight”: 1000s Expected At Massive Gun-Rights Rally At Virginia Capitol

  1. The map may be a little short…as of 2020JAN16 there are 91 counties, 15 cities and 30 towns with 2nd amendment sanctuary status. Check VCDL website. Virtually all green except these holdouts :
    Albemarle
    Arlington
    Fairfax
    Loudoun – failed
    Lynchburg – failed, may retry in January
    Newport News
    Norfolk
    Radford
    Roanoke CIty – declined
    Staunton
    Tazewell town
    Winchester
    They are being worked on,
    Thanks for your interest.

    Frank

  2. “Todd Gilbert, Virginia’s House Republican leader, warned on Saturday: “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.””

    A big bullfrog’s mouth with a mosquito’s ass to back it. Whose balls are you going to hire to back your mouth, bitch? And if the American nationals, et.al. attack your unlawful treasonous corporation, I’m sure there will be black white supremacists involved in the melee.
    Todd Gilbert, you are guilty of treason and sedition and you need to go in the way back machine and ask the British officer who threatened the American nationals as he was attempting to take their guns how that turned out.
    I’m sure this is all just a f-king set up for a false flag, but you better consider the fact that you have pushed the people to the point that we really don’t give a f-k what you have to say to us or about us, no more than the men at Lexington and Concord cared to hear what their would be subjugators had to say.
    You and your ilk are in gross violation of the supreme ratified law of this land, so what you say really doesn’t matter, you treasonous piece of shit. And you better be careful what you instigate because it might just get out of your control, as again, we American nationals are to the point of we don’t give a shit. Our law is going to be enforced, so you better run and hide because you are going to be prosecuted and you are prima facie guilty, you pathetic cur.

      1. War is the trial. I just intend to keep emphasizing that when we kill every one of these criminal sons of bitches, we will be doing so as a righteous duty in enforcing our ratified law. I want them to think about how they would answer to the assertion of their treason and sedition, which are blatant violations of our written ratified law.
        Shoot the suits.

    1. And no one voted in anything
      Is rigged , been rigged , still remains rigged
      So what’s his fcken point
      He got in rigged too and he knows it

      Don’t matter who anyone thinks “we” voted in
      End result still the same
      Because they ain’t running the show either
      They are cannon fodder for the jewel on the hill
      Just as much as we are
      They are just their useful idiots
      We the people are the wall and war they don’t think they will ever have to deal with
      Times up

      Better my blood than my kids or grand kids

  3. It’s a set-up ….. it’s so damn obvious ….. the FBI/ADL will be sure to wheel out their “nazis” to pose for the news cameras ….. the crowd will be packed with Agents Provocateur ….. expect to see a few “Boston Marathon Smoke Bombs” complete with crisis actors.

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