Amen, Mr. President.
On Friday, POTUS Donald Trump weighed in on the raging battle over the Second Amendment that’s taking place in the Commonwealth of Virginia this week, pointing out that this is just the latest example of the Democrats’ undying commitment to infringing Americans’ right to keep and bear arms.
Your 2nd Amendment is under very serious attack in the Great Commonwealth of Virginia. That’s what happens when you vote for Democrats, they will take your guns away. Republicans will win Virginia in 2020. Thank you Dems!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 17, 2020
“Your 2nd Amendment is under very serious attack in the Great Commonwealth of Virginia. That’s what happens when you vote for Democrats, they will take your guns away. Republicans will win Virginia in 2020. Thank you Dems!” the president wrote on Twitter.
At the beginning of this week, the Virginia Democrats had planned on passing legislation which would allow for a total ban on AR-15 and similar firearms, part of a wide-sweeping gun control agenda they’d vowed to undertake when the party gained control of both chambers of the state legislature last year. Virginia’s Democrat Governor, Ralph Northam, has thrown his full support behind these efforts.
Although a confiscatory bill was dropped after thousands of NRA members flooded the hallways outside state Senate offices, they are still pursuing an “assault weapons” ban which any self-respecting gun owner knows is gun-grabber-speak for “any rifle that looks black and scary to someone that knows nothing about firearms.”
Democrats have also been open about their intention of using the licensing process to form a database of AR-15 owners, Breitbart notes, which any self-respecting gun owner knows is the literal definition of tyranny.
As we reported earlier this week, in response to planned open carry demonstrations outside the state capitol to protest the constitution-defying gun grab, Governor Northam issued a state of emergency to ban firearms in and around Richmond’s Capitol complex.
What’s going on in Virginia is significant, not only because, as Trump noted, it makes perfectly clear what the Democrats’ end-game is when it comes to “common-sense gun control,” but because Virginian gun owners have made perfectly clear that they will refuse to comply with any laws that directly infringe on their rights.
This is what all Americans need to be prepared to do in the face of tyranny.