Well. Tomorrow is the big day in Old Virginia . One way or the other it’s going to be the beginning of ..something. The media is has already been laying the ground work that will kick of the narrative that it will be mostly racists at the event. Scuttlebutt around the web has word of agents provocateurs and anitfa being dressed as MAGA ( whatever the hell that is supposed to look like). The FBI arrested some people that supposedly are nazees headed to the event to do evil things. Like anyone believes anything from the Feds anymore. We have “free speech zones” that are actually walled off cages that are the only areas approved by The King’s Men for you to go to if you want to say something. The capital is set up like either a siege is coming or obama blocking off the WW2 monuments during the Gov shutdown. I have seen pictures taken by people walking the area , of massive surveillance tech set up everywhere of sniper’s nests and various militarized tools being staged to protect the pro constitution people from their would be overlords in Richmond.
So what is going to happen? I don’t know. I could make some guesses leaving out what I wish would happen. But I don’t know. I do think the chance of something exciting happening is better than 50/50. I have read statements online from guys going who sounds like they wrote their death haiku and have heard people say they left a note for their wife and kids not to open unless… This is beyond the usual chest thumping and Big Igloo joking. People have gotten serious now. People are mentally preparing for something even i it doesn’t happen tomorrow.
I doubt anyone believes tomorrow will change the minds of the government in Richmond but everyone knows it is a necessary ritual that has to be performed. Something that may have positive propaganda value later. All other options exhausted kind of thing. One thing we know is that all eyes are on this now and people from other states are readying themselves if they have to start rallying towards the home state of so many of the nation’s founders. One way or the other its coming to that. VA is a state that our rights were fought over twice already. In the only two fights that really mattered for freedom in this country in my opinion.
If you haven’t already, I suggest asking yourself just how much these things really matter to you and any children or family you may have. How far are you willing to give up in the dying days of this republic ? Does the freedom ( or what’s left of it) mean more to you than “muh house payment and muh job”? Maybe we won’t have to find out. I think probably we are going to though.
Good luck to the boys in The Old Dominion tomorrow. We are proud of you. No matter what happens. As was once said before another famous fight. All eyes are on old Virginia .
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.