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  • Gun control group plans to spend $60M on 2020 elections

    01/27/2020 2:49:32 PM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 27, 2020 | Alex Gangitano
    Everytown for Gun Safety announced on Monday its plan to spend at least $60 million in the 2020 election, which is nearly double what the National Rifle Association (NRA) spent in 2016. Billionaire former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, is a co-founder of Everytown and is the organization’s largest donor. Bloomberg has put gun control at the forefront of his campaign, but Everytown has said they will treat him like any other candidate in terms of endorsements. “This massive 2020 effort is fueled by a combination of financial resources, unprecedented grassroots...
  • Forget red-flag laws to tackle guns. Here’s a better way that focuses on mental health

    01/27/2020 2:20:11 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 17 replies
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | January 23, 2020 | John R. Lott, Jr
    Nobody wants dangerous people to get guns. In the wake of the West Freeway Church of Christ attack, people are pushing red-flag laws, which allow police to take away the guns of people deemed dangerous to themselves or others. But a better alternative already exists.
  • 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
    townhall.com ^ | 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 heads...it'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."
  • VA Gun Sales 73,849 in December, a 47% Increase Over 2018

    01/26/2020 4:30:20 PM PST · by rktman · 21 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 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 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.
  • 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....
  • Virginia Anti-Gun Activist Caught in Hoax

    01/26/2020 10:24:40 AM PST · by thoughtomator · 71 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1/25/2020 | Joseph Sakran
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  • The mask slips: On a phone call, Obama called Trump a 'fascist' from the start

    01/26/2020 8:57:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/26/2020 | Monica Showalter
    Just how bad was it in swampville when President Trump was beginning to take off in the polls ahead of the 2016 election? Well, here's a pretty credible conversation recorded for a documentary intended to tell the election story for the benefit of Hillary Clinton's fans: Barack Obama called Donald Trump a "fascist" in a phone conversation with Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia during the 2016 presidential election, Kaine says in a video clip featured in an upcoming documentary about Hillary Clinton. Kaine, Clinton's running mate on the Democratic ticket, recounts the call during an exchange with Clinton that was caught on...
  • Do we have a gun problem, or a government problem?

    01/25/2020 7:02:24 AM PST · by rktman · 40 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 1/24/2020 | Patrice Lewis
    Following Monday's 22,000-plus strong rally in Richmond, Virginia – which Gov. Northam claimed was "some kind of über-Klan rally of white supremacists," but the only arrest was for an LGBT activist who refused to remove her mask – the state's Democratic lawmakers proceeded to push through a gun-control bill one day later. I don't think Virginia politicians realize what a hornet's nest they're stirring.
  • Virginia's Proposed Red Flag Law is Not the Best Way to Handle Mental Health Problems

    01/25/2020 3:51:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2020 | John 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.  But the reasons for these differences get little coverage in the media.  As the debate moves to the Virginia House of Delegates, it is important to understand they are so controversial is that there is a much better alternative already in place. This alternative is commonly known as Baker Act statutes (Virginia’s...
  • 'Witch Bottle' Discovered Under Virginia Highway

    01/24/2020 10:16:04 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 40 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 23, 2020 | WTVR CBS 6
    A glass jug found under the median of Interstate 64 in York County is believed to be a "witch bottle" left by Union soldiers during the Civil War, according to researchers.
  • Proof The MSM Is Full of *#$t! United We Stand VA 2A

    01/24/2020 1:59:34 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 2 replies
    Banned Video ^ | 01/24/20
    This powerful video compilation exposes the mainstream media’s false narrative that attendees of the Virginia Gun March are racists and rednecks.In reality, Americans of every race, creed and color are united in their loyalty to the Constitution and are prepared to fight to protect it.This footage highlights the danger a unified populace poses to the political establishment who want the American people divided, NOT united. https://banned.video/watch?id=5e29fa6c1b7bca0016b94065 
  • Peaceful Virginia Gun Rally Prompts GQ Magazine Writer To Compare Some Protesters to 'Nazis'

    01/24/2020 10:17:03 AM PST · by rktman · 18 replies
    westernjournal.com ^ | 1/23/2020 | Andrew J. Sciascia
    Talia Lavin ✔ @chick_in_kiev I wrote about Monday’s rally in Richmond, and how thousands of armed men holding a city at gunpoint is hardly a “peaceful” event: https://www.gq.com/story/pro-gun-rally-threat … That Pro-Gun Rally in Virginia Wasn’t Exactly “Peaceful” The threat of violence in Richmond—and arrest of neo-Nazis—sent other groups into hiding. gq.com
  • Trump Sends Warning to Virginia Democrats: Gun Grab 'Will Never Happen' On My Watch

    01/23/2020 9:14:57 AM PST · by Steve1999 · 59 replies
    NN ^ | 01-23-20 | Jay Greenberg
    President Donald Trump has sent a clear message to lawmakers in the Democrat-controlled state of Virginia, warning that he will not allow them to undermine the Second Amendment rights of American citizens while he's in office.Speaking during an interview with Fox News Wednesday, President Trump warned Democrats that a gun grab "will never happen as long as I’m here."
  • 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 Thinker.com ^ | 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...
  • 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.
  • Peaceful Insurgency Tips for Virginian Patriots

    01/23/2020 2:49:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 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...
  • 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...