Late last week Virginia's Democrat Governor Ralph Northam signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency. He did so by claiming white supremacists would take over the annually scheduled Second Amendment lobbying day in Richmond.
We have received credible intelligence from our law enforcement agencies of threats of violence surrounding the demonstration planned for Monday, January 20. This includes extremist rhetoric similar to what has been seen before major incidents, such as Charlottesville in 2017.— Ralph Northam (@GovernorVA) January 15, 2020
This intelligence suggests militia groups and hate groups, some from out of state, plan to come to the Capitol to disrupt our democratic process with acts of violence.— Ralph Northam (@GovernorVA) January 15, 2020
Northam's friends in the leftist media, who happily brushed his blackface and KKK garb scandal off the airwaves last year, took the "white supremacist" narrative and ran with it. They warned of potential violence, clashes and targeting of minorities. None of that happened and their false narrative completely fell apart. It was a productive, peaceful day.
People are begining to clear out as the rally comes to an end. The attendence was massive. There was no violence, disturbance, or really any consternation from what I witnessed. I did not see any racist displays whatsoever. Everyone in attendance was focused on gun rights.— Stephen Gutowski (@StephenGutowski) January 20, 2020
My deepest thanks and gratitude for the tens of thousands of Virginians and other #2A supporters who filled downtown Richmond today to peacefully and passionately lobby their lawmakers.— Cam Edwards (@CamEdwards) January 20, 2020
Let’s keep up our citizen engagement once we return home. #LobbyDay2020 pic.twitter.com/2dJA4Y99h4
Not only that, the narrative was strongly countered by individuals working to defend and preserve their Second Amendment freedoms.
“Are you a white supremacist?”— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) January 20, 2020
Interview with one of today’s rally attendees. pic.twitter.com/l21jySGOAs— Stephen Gutowski (@StephenGutowski) January 20, 2020
An attendee at the rally in Richmond Virginia dispels the media smears against rally-goers.— Michael Coudrey (@MichaelCoudrey) January 20, 2020
He says the media is mischaracterizing them, & that they are just law abiding citizens who want to advocate for their constitutional rights.#VirginiaRally
More signs in Richmond: "No Republican ever called me an incel" and "Armed minorities are harder to oppress." pic.twitter.com/MF8PFQehHd— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) January 20, 2020
Even CNN is reporting the truth.
STATE OF EMERGENCY?— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) January 20, 2020
“The police very clear in saying they have not had a single arrest during this rally and we have been standing here all morning"