Since last November 6’s election that gave control of Virginia’s entire state government to Democrats, led by pro-abort Gov. Ralph Northam (D), Democrats have been on a tear to impose gun control. See:
- Elections have consequences: ‘Blue’ Virginia goes whole hog for gun control
- ‘Blue’ Virginia State Senate bill to confiscate ‘assault firearms’
- ‘Blue’ Virginia senate bill to ban firearm and martial arts instruction
In response is a massive backlash by Virginia gun owners, who have formed Second Amendment sanctuaries and militias against the anticipate gun grab. As of January 14, 2020, 130 counties and cities have passed sanctuary measures.
On Monday, January 20, some 22,000 patriots rallied at the state capitol in Richmond, VA, to lobby their legislators not to vote away Virginians’ Second Amendment-guaranteed gun rights.
There were rumors that Antifa planned to disrupt the rally. Indeed, according to a tweet by a rally participant @StoodAlive, Antifa were there, but they likely chickened out because of the massive show of force by patriots:
There are some ANTIFA members in the crowd posing as Trump supporters who are planning to start violence in-order for the media to blame Republicans and paint us as violent.
According to Getty Images, the Revolutionary Communist Party were the only counter protesters who attended the rally. Only one arrest was made — a female who police say repeatedly ignored their warnings to remove a mask that she was wearing, which means she likely was an Antifa.
Notwithstanding the hate-America media’s efforts to paint the rally as “white racist/nationalist/supremacist” (see DCG’s “NBC News reporter tries to set narrative for Lobby Day/gun rights rally in VA today“), the rally was peaceful and the participants were diverse, including Blacks, LGBTs, and Democrats (!). Some protesters even brought their babies.
We begin with this pic that brought tears to my eyes:
One look at this pic, you’ll totally understand why Antifa punks chickened out:
Sheriffs showed their support!
Blacks showed up in large numbers, a fact that went widely under-reported by the media. Some of them were armed.
One black Second Amendment supporter told Breitbart News:
“I do not support in any way, shape, or form Governor Northam’s and the Democrats’ gun control. What I also don’t support is the fact that every news piece you’ve seen this weekend they’ve always brought up the issue of race as though it’s nothing but white rednecks and hillbillies out here who care for the Second Amendment, when actually black Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, Americans in general care about the Second Amendment. I work a gun store part-time and I can’t tell you the number of customers I see of all races, all colors, all creeds, who care about the Second Amendment and who just peaceably live their lives, enjoy their rights and the Second Amendment. So, that’s why I’m out here and big media, mainstream media be damned, if you take a good look at me you can see that I’m a black American and all I’m out here for is to enjoy my Second Amendment rights. That’s why I’m here.”
Here’s a Black man stating why he came to the rally.
"I love this country."
"It's about the #2ndAmendment… It's not only a constitutional right issue, but it's also a civil right issue."
— Trump War Room — Text FIGHT to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) January 20, 2020
A Black woman was at the “white supremacist” [eyeroll] rally.
Hands down the WORST white supremacist rally I’ve ever seen! I mean they let me speak and everything. People shaking my hands and stuff. What would MLK do if he saw all of these people judging me by the content of my character instead of the color of my skin? #MLKDay pic.twitter.com/ah0hDWGcCY
— Antonia Okafor Cover (@antonia_okafor) January 20, 2020
LGBTs were at the rally, carrying the rainbow flag.
Some parents even brought their babies to the peaceful rally.
Hey, Gov. Northam and the Democrat legislators of Virginia, did you get the message loud and clear?