There is trouble a’brewing in the Commonwealth of Virginia as of late, and it looks as though there is more on the way as well.
Over the course of the last few months, Virginia’s sudden Democratic majority has shown some real gusto in the realm of reforming the state’s gun laws. Tinkering with the Second Amendment is a pursuit often fraught with peril, and this maneuvering was no different. In fact, some who’ve taken a good, hard look at what’s going on in Old Dominion fear that the new legislation could lead to a widespread, door-to-door gun confiscation – something that would undoubtedly be a precursor to some less-than-mellow vibes.
In an effort to support the Second Amendment, several organizations are planning a march on the Virginia State Capitol on Monday. Governor Ralph Northam has declared a state of emergency as well, banning all weapons from Capitol grounds after a plot was uncovered that would see the statehouse under siege.
Now, in a bizarre confluence of ideologies, far-left terror organization Antifa is joining the fray, but not for the reasons that you’d expect.
Virginia antifa group Seven Hills plans to join Second Amendment supporters outside the Virginia General Assembly as thousands descend on Richmond, Virginia, for the annual Virginia Citizens Defense League gun rally on Monday, Jan. 20.
“I think it’s been pretty important for us to focus on the fact that gun control in America has a legacy of racist enforcement,” said Seven Hills spokesman James, who withheld his name to protect himself from being identified. “Like taking guns away from black people because black people were perceived as a threat to property and the sanctity of the state.”
Pro-gun activists will travel from as far away as Texas next week to protest new legislation proposed by the Democratic majority in Virginia that will limit handgun purchases, institute red flag laws, and require mandatory background checks on private transfers of guns in the Commonwealth. Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam has prioritized gun control this session, and bloc voting by the Democrats almost assures the passage of such legislation.
The Venn Diagram of issues on which Antifa and most pro-gun-rights groups agree is a fairly slim one, which doesn’t bode well for keeping this party from turning into a violent display of bipartisan nonsense.