Back in June, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) held an emergency gun control session following a tragic shooting in Virginia Beach that left 12 dead. Northam's goal was simple: he wanted to ban all semi-automatic firearms (basically all guns), suppressors (which are heavily regulated already) and enact unconstitutional red flag laws.
Gun rights groups slammed Northam for his failed leadership, noting that his proposals would have done absolutely nothing to prevent the mass shooting that took place. But hey, that's what anti-gunners do. They automatically flock to the same proposals, even if they make no difference at all. They have to look like they're doing something to address the issue.
Northam's "emergency session" went absolutely nowhere, mostly because politicians in Virginia saw it for what it really was: an attempt for him to get out of his blackface controversy (which we still remember and refuse to forget).
Even though Northam said he wants to protect Virginians, his actions speak louder than his words. He recently turned down more than $660,000 in federal grants through the Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative to reduce crime. The reason? He didn't want to have to comply with the DOJ's immigration policies in exchange for the funds.
Gun control groups are flooding the state with money to try and secure a Democratic legislature and to keep Northam in office. His recent ads have promised Virginians gun control laws similar to California, New York and New Jersey, essentially making gun ownership almost near impossible.
One of the National Rifle Associations' volunteers made her take clear: if Virginians aren't going to get out and vote, they can "pack their sh*t and git."
And she's right. If you're someone who doesn't like what Northam or other anti-gun politicians stand for, make sure you vote. At the end of the day, they stay in office when people vote for them or when patriots stay home.
The choice is yours, Virginia.
??This badass @NRA patriot and all our volunteers understand what's at stake in this election.— NRA (@NRA) October 31, 2019
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