Virginia’s Closely-Watched Second Amendment Rally Ends Peacefully. Here Are Some Highlights.

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In the days leading up to the Second Amendment rally at the Virginia State Capitol, reports from the liberal media would have had you believe Armageddon was well on its way.

In spite of anti-gun fearmongering leading up to the big day, the massive demonstration came and went without so much as a fistfight.

According to various reports from media and rally attendees, tens of thousands of gun rights advocates showed up to protest the state’s barrage of unconstitutional gun legislation.

Thank you for your prayers. The second amendment rally was a huge success. The world was watching Virginia and it…

Posted by Cross & Crown Radio on Monday, January 20, 2020

In the days leading up to the rally, there was some talk of violent extremist groups turning the event into another Charlottesville disaster, leading Gov. Ralph Northam to declare a temporary state of emergency, banning all weapons from the grounds of the Capitol.

While the epic gathering of firearm owners and enthusiasts was a markedly nonviolent one, local news outlets did report that a young woman was arrested for refusing to remove a bandana from her face and later released.

Attendees at the rally noted the peaceful, brotherly atmosphere among the diverse groups and individuals who all showed up to unite around the common goal of preserving their constitutional right to keep and bear arms.

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In an obligatory statement following the rally, Gov. Northam said that “thousands of people came to Richmond to make their voices heard. Today showed that when people disagree, they can do so peacefully. The issues before us evoke strong emotions, and progress is often difficult. I will continue to listen to the voices of Virginians, and I will continue to do everything in my power to keep our Commonwealth safe.”

Northam also commended the local and state law enforcement, whose heavy presence was felt all throughout the rally, for their assistance.

“You’re never going to get the criminals to turn in their weapons,” rally attendee Bill Hayden told WTVR. “That’s why we’re here. None of us have committed a crime. Go take care of the criminals. Don’t take the guns from us.”

“It’s a right that’s it. Just like your First Amendment Right, Freedom of Speech, Fourth Amendment Right, Sixth Amendment Right, 14th Amendment Right, which leads back to the Second,” added Mark Cheeseman in the interview. “There’s really no argument. It’s non-negotiable.”

State Senator Amanda Chase, a staunch Second Amendment supporter, was a powerful presence at the rally, meeting with attendees and giving a fiery speech at the event.

The liberal agenda WOKE UP a silent Giant.Preliminary numbers over 50K PLUS law abiding citizens, supporters of freedom…

Posted by Senator Amanda Chase on Monday, January 20, 2020

Virginia!!! … I support you!!!!!#2A #ConstitutionalFreedoms

Posted by Senator Amanda Chase on Monday, January 20, 2020

Speech given at the Capital Steps🇺🇸Virginians! The constitution grants us the freedom under Amendment One of the Constitution which says “the right of the people to peaceably assemble,”… and today, we are exercising that very right, …peaceably.In 1787, the declaration of independence was formed to be independent of tyranny.That same year the Constitution was written in the states, “We The People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty, to ourselves and our posterity.”We are here for another Constitutional Right … and that’s the right to bear arms!!!Within the US Constitution, the Second Amendment was written as follows: ‘A Well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”Infringed simply means to “trespass or violate.”Today, at this capital, … the rights of Virginians to keep and bear arms shall not be INFRINGED and VIOLATED… Governor Northam!!!!We The People of Virginia will not stand idly by and allow ill-intended advances that strip, law abiding citizens, of our constitutional freedoms and second amendment rights, so help us God!!!!Virginians, I feel most of you listening would feel that behind me at your capital, the Liberal … Democratic … Machine … and some Republican legislators along with the governor have intentionally violated your constitutional freedoms for votes by attempting to strip you of your Second Amendment Rights.When government feels they have the right to strip the freedoms of Americans, it becomes the rightful duty of Americans to take back those freedoms to their proper sovereignty.Americans, Virginians, We The People will not be directed by leader ship that DOES NOT hold to their oath of office which dates and I quote, “ preserving the Constitution of United States.”I promise you, that when I took my oath of office that I would preserve and uphold the Constitution United States and today I’m announcing …that I will take this charge, fight for your constitutional freedoms, fight for life, fight for your rights and fight for liberty and the pursuit of happiness, …so help me God!!God bless America God bless Virginia God Bless You!!! Supporters of Freedom!!!!

Posted by Senator Amanda Chase on Monday, January 20, 2020

Amen!!

While this was a tremendous event and we praise God that so many folks were able to peacefully assemble in defense of liberty, we know this fight is nowhere near over.

Virginia’s leftist legislators have no intention whatsoever of hearing from law-abiding gun owners. Folks like Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn, the Fairfax Democrat behind the state’s failed attempt to remove religious exemptions for childhood vaccines back in 2016, met with anti-gun teen activists and assured them that she will “not let [them] down.”

Gun restriction bills aren’t slowing down. So far, the Senate has passed SB 70, which requires a universal background check when people sell firearms; SB 69, which limits handgun purchases to one a month, and SB 35, which allows localities to ban firearms in a public space during a permitted event. SB 240, a red flag bill which would create a process for attorneys and law enforcement to file emergency orders prohibiting a person believed to pose “a substantial risk of injury to himself or others” from purchasing, possessing or transferring a firearm.

Now isn’t the time to rest, folks. Keep the pressure on your legislators to kill these bills. Get involved with Second Amendment advocacy organizations. Make the time for it. We only get to keep our rights as long as we fight for them. Let’s get to work!!

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