Elections have consequences: ‘Blue’ Virginia goes whole hog for gun control

Last May, after a mass shooting that left 13 people dead at a Virginia Beach municipal building by a city engineer armed with two .45-caliber handguns, Virginia’s Democrat governor Ralph Northam asked state lawmakers to hold a special session to discuss gun control. The Republican-controlled legislature met for just 90 minutes, and left without voting on any gun-control proposals.

Virginia was considered a “swing” state in presidential elections. On Tuesday, November 6, 2019, the state became a solid “blue”. With Democrats already holding the state’s three highest offices (governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general), after two years of Republican control in the state House and Senate by single-seat majorities, the voters of Virginia saw fit to give Democrats full control of the state government for the first time since 1994. Democrats won at least 21 of 40 seats in the state Senate and 51 seats in the 100-member House of Delegates.

Virginia’s pro-abort Gov. Ralph Northam (D), 60, a pediatric neurologist by occupation and a former U.S. Army medical officer, wasted no time in pushing his gun control agenda.

As reported by Justine Wise for The Hill, in a statement Tuesday night, Northam crowed that the “ground has shifted in Virginia government. Since I took office two years ago, we have made historic progress as a Commonwealth. Tonight, Virginians made it clear they want us to continue building on that progress.” He claimed that the results signaled that voters wanted state lawmakers to take action on issues such as gun safety and climate change.

Early the next morningt on CNN’s “New Day“, Northam said he planned to reintroduce a package of gun control laws during the next legislative session: “Things like universal background checks. Getting rid of bump stocks, high volume magazines, ‘red flag’ laws. These are commonsense pieces of legislation. I will introduce those again in January. And I’m convinced, with the majority now in the House and the Senate, they’ll become law and because of that Virginia will be safer.”

In fact, gun control was a major theme for Democrats running in Tuesday’s elections, who had a commitment from Everytown for Gun Safety, the group funded by former New York City Mayor (((Michael Bloomberg))), to spend $2.5 million on Democratic candidates. The four Virginia prosecutors who won on Tuesday were also funded by another billionaire leftist, George Soros.

Everytown for Gun Safety’s president, (((John Feinblatt))), said in a statement that the Democrats’ victories would “resonate around the country, and should terrify elected officials up and down the ballot who have stood in the way of gun safety.” Referring to Bloomberg, the National Rifle Association said the election results meant Virginians would now experience life under a “distant tycoon’s thumb.”

~Eowyn

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William
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They are spinning this as a repudiation of Trump but looking at the election results there were actually more votes cast for Republicans that Demonrats in VA. Voter turnout, usually low in an off-year election anyway, was somewhere around 35 percent. And of course a “surge” in absentee ballots that just materialize out of thin air. So now Virginia is gone, the demons have total control and will redraw congressional districts any way they like. Once again a small majority of the minority who voted have “seized” control. The NRA saying VA is now “under a distant tycoon’s thumb” is… Read more »

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Auntie Lulu

William . . . you really hit on something with your comment, “especially when people don’t bother to vote.” I am left scratching my head–why are people so lazy that they will not get out and vote? I am 73 years old, and even when I was away at college, I voted absentee ballot. I have never missed an election in my entire life . . . I just do not understand the mindset of people who think so little about at least attempting to shape the way your particular community and state are going! Are there a lot of… Read more »

William
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William

I think the main problem is the media. It’s purpose is to misinform. And to discourage. Remember Hilary being ahead by 12 points three days before the election? So the general public knows very little and they are not aware that they know very little. And yes, lazy and apathetic and disengaged. I tell people that some people in totalitarian countries risk their lives to come here so they can vote. They don’t care. Trump changed that to a large extent, the man has personality and charisma and he galvanized many people to vote who wouldn’t have otherwise. He won… Read more »

James Stepp
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James Stepp

What I hear the most from non-voters is,”Why bother-the Elections are decided before they start,our votes don’t even matter anymore.”
Of course I don’t believe that for an instant,but I think they get that from having an election go against what THEY voted for long ago,so most of them have thought that way for a lot of years,and it takes more than one believer’s word to make them rethink that point of view,although seeing DJT Elected may have changed a mind or two.

William
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William

Elections aren’t necessarily decided beforehand but to TPTB it doesn’t matter, they always play “both” sides anyway. And they decide what choices we have which usually come down to Coke or Pepsi. DJT was the exception and even he is compromised to a large extent, but he is making the most of what little latitude he has. He’ll probably be the last opportunity for a meaningful choice that we ever have. Ideology, party affiliation, are almost irrelevant this time around, it’s good v. evil

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Ya get what ya vote for:
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William
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William

Imagine if a Republican did that, We’d never ever hear the end of it

James Stepp
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James Stepp

One DID,and we haven’t.

James Stepp
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James Stepp

If you’re LUCKY…..

William
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William

Further consolation: Trump won without VA. Clinton stole it

Phil Nicks
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Phil Nicks

Citizenfreepress.com is also an excellent drudge alternative. No ads, and ability to comment on linked articles.

William
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William

I thought so too until I dared to criticize Israel in a comment. I thought my comment was pretty tepid and even-handed but they called me a “Jew hater” and kicked me off

dean
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dean

Sound like Brietbart

BSinSC
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The GOOD citizens of Virginia will soon find out what it’s like to live in California, but without the surfing and wildfires! Well, at least for now!

William
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William

I think we are all going to have the California experience soon enough. I’m not looking forward to it. As we say in Maine, California is ok but it’s too faahh from the ocean 🙂

James Stepp
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James Stepp

It VERY MUCH distresses me that they keep referring to all their gun control BS as “common sense” legislation. First,it’s the OPPOSITE of common Sense since it’s been proven REPEATEDLY to not only fail to REDUCE gun crime but actually INCREASE it,and Second,since their “legislation” violates people’s Right to self defense,which we are given by God,and which is affirmed by the Second Amendment of our Constitution,it doesn’t qualify as legitimate legislation at all. But we know this has nothing to do with rights,it has EVERYTHING to do with controlling “the people”,so as to have a tidy flock of sheeple to… Read more »

William
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William

I always try to remember that we live in the Age of Orwell, so “common sense gun control legislation” is intended to mean “gun confiscation on some totally fabricated pretext/contrived false flag/amatuerishly-staged “mass shooting” for the purpose of disarming the populace in order that they are unable to defend themselves against the forceful imposition of the NWO”. It’s only common sense to them