Second Amendment Groups React To Gun Control Wins In Virginia
As Virginia Governor Ralph Northam promises swift action on gun control measures now that anti-gun Democrats control the state’s legislature, Second Amendment groups are reacting to the reality that the right to keep and bear arms will soon be repeatedly infringed by the actions of the gun control activists in charge of the state…
It’s an almost certain that gun rights supporters will be outspent in 2020, so our challenge is two-fold. We have to make sure that we do raise as much money as we can to compete with Bloomberg’s billions, but we also have to ensure that those funds are being spent as wisely and effectively as possible, not only in terms of what campaigns are supported, but in what ways they’re supported as well.
I also reached to Gun Owners of America, and received this reply from Senior Vice President Erich Pratt.
“Virginia’s election results, while disappointing, should not be interpreted as a grassroots call for gun control.
“Many factors, especially out of state influencers, were at play in this election. For example, anti-gun New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg sent millions of out-of-state money into the Old Dominion to support anti-gun candidates. Out-of-state celebrities like Alec Baldwin went campaigning door-to-door. Another factor was the redistricting measures, which favored anti-gun candidates.
“However, Virginia’s gun owners should not be without hope. As an example, pro-gun Delegate Nick Freitas has apparently won the largest write-in campaign in Virginia’s history.
“Gun Owners of America will also be in the trenches resisting attacks on the right to keep and bear arms. GOA will be using all available resources to combat these infringements, either in the legislature or the courts.”
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