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US: Virginia (News/Activism)

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  • West Virginia governor: Virginia counties unhappy with liberal government should just secede

    01/28/2020 11:16:49 PM PST · by knighthawk · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 28 2020 | Louis Casiano
    West Virginia's Republican governor urged counties in Virginia that are unhappy with their state's Democratic majority to secede and join his state. Gov. Jim Justice proposed the long-shot bid during a news conference Tuesday with Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. “If you’re not happy where you’re at, come on down,” Justice said. “If you’re not truly happy where you are, we stand with open arms to take you from Virginia or anywhere you may be. We stand strongly behind the Second Amendment, and we stand strongly for the unborn.”
  • Falwell and W.Va. governor pitch Virginia secession plea

    01/28/2020 4:18:11 PM PST · by central_va · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 1/28/20 | Anthony Izaguirre and Alan Suderman
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — In what they acknowledged is a long-shot bid, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. urged unhappy Virginia counties Tuesday to secede and join a neighboring state where Democrats aren't in charge. Both Justice, a Republican in a state where the GOP dominates the legislature, and Falwell, whose university is in Lynchburg, Virginia, said the invitation to join West Virginia sends a valid message. “If you're not truly happy where you are, we stand with open arms to take you from Virginia or anywhere where you may be," said Justice, who's...
  • Virginia’s Recent Extremism a Warning Sign for Other States

    01/28/2020 4:11:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 27, 2020 | Jarrett Stepman
    The Old Dominion is trending in an ominous direction, and it’s a problem for the whole country. On Monday, the Virginia General Assembly ratified the Equal Rights Amendment. Advocates of the ERA have argued that Virginia is the 38th and final state needed to add it to the Constitution, though the legal argument for that is dubious. Nevertheless, if the ERA were to become law, it would almost certainly provide the legal basis to enshrine left-wing social dogmas nationwide, among other negative consequences. Other states should take note: No matter how conservative your state has been in the past, you’re...
  • Virginia's Proposed Red Flag Law is Not the Best Way to Handle Mental Health Problems

    01/27/2020 2:16:20 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 3 replies
    Townhall ^ | January 25, 2020 | John R. Lott, Jr
    Everyone wants to stop dangerous people from getting guns. To some the obvious solution is Red Flag laws, which take away the guns of people deemed dangerous to themselves or others. Wednesday’s straight party line vote in Virginia Senate shows that these laws are more controversial than normally understood.
  • Virginia Delegate Embarrasses Himself With His Definition of an 'Assault Weapon'

    01/27/2020 9:27:48 AM PST · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 1/27/2020 | Julio Rosas
    "Mass shooters don't like things that go like this," Levine gestured again. "Because what that means is someone can hit the edge of the's very hard to shoot a lot people fast that way." Levine said mass shooters "like to use guns that go like this," and gestured in a sweeping motion while using a pistol grip: "And guns that go like this are widely inaccurate, that's why hunters don't like them, but mass shooters do like them because their goal is generally not to accurately shoot one person, like an assassin, but to shoot many, many people fast."
  • Virginia Investigating 3 Possible Coronavirus Cases

    01/26/2020 2:54:45 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 69 replies
    NBC News ^ | Jan 26, 2020 | Sophia Barnes
    The Virginia Department of Health is investigating three possible cases of the novel coronavirus. The three patients, two in central Virginia and one in Northern Virginia, meet the clinical and epidemiologic criteria for the virus that's prompted China to put millions under quarantine, the Virginia Department of Health said Sunday. The health department has not released more specific information about where the patients live, work or have traveled.
  • VA Gun Sales 73,849 in December, a 47% Increase Over 2018

    01/26/2020 4:30:20 PM PST · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 1/23/2020 | Michael W. Chapman
    Data from Virginia gun dealers show there were 73,849 firearm sales in December 2019, an increase of 47% over the number of gun sales in December 2018, reported the Associated Press. Sales soared apparently "due to growing fears of increased firearms restrictions backed by Democrats who control the state government," said the AP. Since 1990, the only month that topped last month for gun sales was December 2012, when there were an estimated 75,120 firearm sales.
  • Virginia Goes Full Libtard, Passes Transgender Educational Mandates for Children, Other Pro-LGBT Measures

    01/26/2020 1:51:34 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 51 replies
    DCCL ^ | 1/25/2020 | Dean Garrison
    Virginia Democrats are not just at war with the Bill of Rights; they are at war with traditional Christian values as well. They moved legislation through the state senate earlier this week that advances the LGBT agenda. One bill will allow transgender people to be issued new birth certificates that are not based on the sex of their birth. Even if they have not surgically altered their sex, they will still be able to get the new birth certificate. “I just think it’s important to try to make life easier for people without being discriminated (against) or bullied,” said Sen....
  • Democratic senators send letter to Pompeo condemning 'insulting' behavior toward NPR reporter

    01/25/2020 2:51:13 PM PST · by kevcol · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 25, 2020 | Mike Brest
    The letter, which was signed by ranking committee member Bob Menendez of New Jersey and Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey, Tim Kaine of Virginia, Ed Markey of Massachusetts, and Jeff Merkley of Oregon, began with them expressing their "profound disappointment and concern" surrounding his response to Kelly. They also referenced journalists who are imprisoned or have been killed for their reporting and said his "insulting and contemptuous comments are beneath the office of the Secretary of State."
  • 2nd Amendment Popularity Explodes As More Americans Realize Its True Intent

    01/24/2020 1:30:41 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 30 replies
    Banned.Video ^ | 01/23/20 | Grege Reese
    Here are two short powerful pro 2nd Amendment videos (3 minutes each) that gets right to the meat and potatos.  Please send it to anyone that is wobbly on the 2nd Amendment.  Primairly for young people that are still confused.  I expect most Freepers to already understand this. This is a 3 minute video that gets right to the point about the 2nd Amendment. and  Patriotic attendee's at the VA 2A Rally had a few choice words for the liberal infested propaganda machine who characterized law-abiding gun owners as dangerous white nationalists and neo-nazi's. “Mainstream media be damned.”  
  • How Far Left Will Democrats Push Virginia?

    01/23/2020 8:14:11 AM PST · by Perseverando · 42 replies
    National Review ^ | January 21, 2020 | John McCormack
    Gun-rights advocates and militia members attend a rally in Richmond, Va., January 20, 2020. (Jim Urquhart/Reuters) Gun control is just the start.Now that the Virginia Senate and House of Delegates are controlled by Democrats for the first time in a generation, the legislature has the votes to move the state to the left, and gun control is at the top of their agenda. One bill mandates background checks for private sales of firearms, another prohibits the purchase of more than one handgun per month, and a third allows municipalities to ban firearms from public spaces and events. On Tuesday,...
  • The Rage of the Democrats

    01/23/2020 7:16:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    American ^ | January 23, 2020 | Amil Imani
    What underlies the rage of the Democrat Party and of the leftist Democrat Establishment vis-ŕ-vis President Donald Trump? Over forty years ago, during my high school years in Iran, my father and I had a conversation. He was an avid Republican, even though he lived on the other side of the world. Right before I prepared to leave Iran for the U.S., he gave me some fatherly advice. He explained why the Democrat Party was bad for America, bad for Iran, and bad for the world. He advised me that if I ever became a US citizen, I should never...
  • Peaceful Insurgency Tips for Virginian Patriots

    01/23/2020 2:49:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | January 23, 2020 | Kurt Schlichter
    Congratulations, Virginia – you overcame the terrible peril that was patriots rallying in Richmond to peacefully express your disgust with Governor Jolson Klanrobe and his legislative back-up dancers’ attempt to strip you of your rights. You came, you saw, you protested, and then you swept up. But the fight’s not over. It’s just starting. But know this – you will win. Let’s begin with a basic principle: You have no moral obligation to respect or obey unconstitutional actions by a government. None. And when a government acts outside its constitutional limits, you do not merely have the right but the...
  • Virginia Dem: Gun-Rights Rally Was ‘Terrorism’

    01/23/2020 2:31:05 AM PST · by kevcol · 42 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 22, 2020 | Josh Christenson
    House Delegate Lee Carter, a self-professed democratic socialist, accused participants in Monday's peaceful protest of menacing lawmakers, saying the thousands of "idiots" who demonstrated would only embolden the Democratic majority on gun control. . . . Carter claimed he spent Monday at a safe house after he received death threats on social media in the weeks leading up to the rally.
  • Maryland board approves 'monumental' multi-billion dollar Traffic Relief Plan

    01/22/2020 8:54:40 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Construction DIVE ^ | January 9, 2020 | Kim Slowey
    Dive Brief: In what Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is calling "a monumental and historic achievement," the three-member state Board of Public Works voted Wednesday to approve amendments to the public-private partnership (P3) that will deliver Hogan's $9 billion Traffic Relief Plan. The plan includes implementation of Maryland and Virginia's Capital Beltway Accord, which allows for a new American Legion Bridge between the two states near Washington, D.C., and the approval will allow the state to solicit bids. In order to win a majority vote for the plan, Hogan agreed to eliminate from the first phase of the project the widening...
  • Virginia Dems Kill Bill That Targeted Criminals Who Use Guns

    01/22/2020 8:53:33 PM PST · by Perseverando · 20 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | January 22, 2020 | Cam Edwards
    While Virginia Democrats are merrily approving gun control laws aimed at the state’s legal gun owners, they apparently aren’t interested in focusing on violent criminals who use firearms in the commission of a crime. HB 1175 would have increased the penalty for using or brandishing a firearm while committing certain felonies, which seems like a pretty common sense bill to me. Instead, members of the House Public Safety Committee rejected the measure on Tuesday, while approving a number of gun bills that are meant to restrict the rights of legal gun owners in the name of public safety. “We will...
  • Ammunition Sales Skyrocket In Virginia

    01/22/2020 8:46:17 PM PST · by Perseverando · 18 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | January 22, 2020 | Tom Knighton
    Monday’s Lobby Day protest in Richmond, Virginia, should mark a high point in the gun rights debate. It is, at least to my recollection, the single largest gun-rights rally ever. If there was a larger one–not counting the American Revolution–I’d be delighted to know about it. My point, though, is that 22,000 people showed up to let the governor of Virginia and legislature know that they weren’t interested in gun control. However, those same lawmakers have made it clear that they don’t care what those 22,000 people had to say. Which is fine, I suppose, because gun owners in the...
  • Virginia Senate votes in favor of 'red flag law' bill

    01/22/2020 6:18:50 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01 22 2020 | John Bowden
    Virginia's state senate has passed a bill that would allow law enforcement officers to confiscate guns from or prevent the purchase of firearms by people deemed to be threats to themselves or others, just days after a massive gun rights rally swarmed the state capitol. The bill passed the chamber in a narrow 21-19 vote and will next move to the state Housem of Delegates. Jake Rubenstein, a spokesman for Virginia House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn, told CNN the House would "deliver" on a demand from voters for gun control measures. "Virginians spoke loud and clear on Election Day demanding common...
  • FBI Rocked By Public Suicide of TOP FBI Agent Who Investigated Clinton Foundation

    07/23/2019 4:22:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 180 replies
    FBI agents are mourning the death of one of the Bureau’s top financial crimes supervisors who reportedly shot and killed himself on a crowded nite-club dance floor, according to top FBI insiders. Salvatore “Sal” Cincinelli, a former Wall Street broker who joined the FBI in 2010, died last week during a night out after an FBI training session, sources said. Cincinelli was one a supervisory special agent who spearheaded many of the FBI’s high-profile and complex Wall Street investigations, including probing the finances of the Clinton Foundation. After leaving his Wall Street career, Cincinelli was first assigned to the New...
  • One day after the big gun rally, House Democrats wipe out GOP firearm bills (VA)

    01/22/2020 12:08:49 PM PST · by rktman · 58 replies ^ | 1/21/2019 | Graham Moomaw
    The pro-gun masses had their day at the Virginia Capitol Monday. But mathematical reality quickly set in Tuesday morning as a Democratic-led House of Delegates panel easily dispatched nearly a dozen Republican-sponsored gun bills. The proposals would have made it easier to carry guns in places of worship, allowed concealed carry without a permit, limited gun-free zones and strengthened mandatory sentencing rules for gun crimes. They hit a legislative buzzsaw in a public safety subcommittee, just as Democratic-sponsored gun-control bills did when Republicans controlled the General Assembly. “Thank you very much. It’s an honor to be the first to go...