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.”…
Washington has a history of planting govt operatives posing as white supremacists in the 2A movement. This is not be a partisan issue, it’s a corporate state vs human rights issue. Liberals who think eliminating personal ownership of basic self defense weapons inside the empire need to learn some real history, not the TV version. The worldwide deployment of death squads and torture tutors by the USA is a matter of long-standing and well-documented public record, and it didn’t start with the fake “war on terror”. They haven’t been deployed domestically only because they haven’t been needed. Now that people are waking up en masse just as the engineered implosion of the economy enters its terminal phase, that’s bound to change.
The transnational corporate government is a “legally” constituted form of artificial intelligence which is prepared to commit any atrocity to survive, and it has access to armies of sleeping human drones. Don’t think you can rely on the state apparatus to get us through this crisis.
Knowledge is power. Empathy is power. Autonomous regional self-organization is power. And you are the most powerful force in your life, if you embrace it. That’s how circumcision and obstetrical abuse are a form of mind control: they induced learned helplessness and passivity at a subconscious, imprinted level. Survivors are much more powerful than they know.
The first rule of activism is that the guy with the explosives is always the government agent.