Gov. Ralph ‘Coonman’ Northam declares state of emergency when threatened with a gun rights rally

As Twitchy has reported, there have been overflow crowds at council meetings in Virginia urging local legislators to declare their municipalities Second Amendment sanctuaries in which the constitutional right to bear arms would not be infringed despite whatever gun control/confiscation legislation the Democratic state assembly passed.

Gov. Ralph “Coonman” Northam has said there will be “consequences” for those localities if they don’t obey gun control laws, and at least one Democratic representative has said Northam might have to enlist the National Guard to enforce gun control laws. Is it going to fall to the National Guard to go door-to-door confiscating firearms?

Virginians have stood up en masse to assert their Second Amendment rights and have planned a demonstration at the capital, which has led Northam to declare a state of emergency, claiming there will be white nationalist groups in attendance. Yes, the guy whose yearbook photo featured a guy (perhaps Northam) dressed in KKK garb is concerned about white supremacists.

Here’s the “Governor’s decision based on credible threats of violent extremism”:

Governor Ralph Northam today declared a state of emergency in advance of expected demonstrations on Capitol Square on Monday, January 20, 2020. Law enforcement intelligence analysts have identified credible threats of violence surrounding the event, along with white nationalist rhetoric and plans by out-of-state militia groups to attend.

The Governor’s declaration prohibits all weapons, including firearms, from Capitol grounds, and will provide joint law enforcement and public safety agencies the resources they need to keep demonstrators, policymakers, and all Virginians safe.

This emergency declaration is temporary, and extends from Friday, January 17 at 5:00 PM until Tuesday, January 21 at 5:00 PM.

Those who work around Capitol Square are so safe they have to stand in an hour-long line to get into the Capitol building to file through a metal detector now that all firearms are banned.


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