If you want to know the difference between the two major political parties in America, look no further than the issue of firearm ownership. This issue separates Republicans and Democrats more clearly than almost any other issue. Two recent votes in the Virginia Senate for gun control were along party lines, with all Democrats voting in favor of sweeping new restrictions on guns while all Republicans voted against them.
Virginia Gov. Ralph “Blackface” Northam supported this ridiculously strict gun control legislation. It included senselessly rationing handgun purchases to only one per month. Rationing the number of gun purchases by law-abiding citizens would seem to be a violation of the Second Amendment, just as limiting the amount that someone can say or hear would violate the First Amendment. I’ve got a better idea. How about we limit the number of bills that a legislature can pass?
The Democrat-controlled Virginia Senate ignored the constitution by approving this one-handgun-per-month limit on gun purchases on that entirely party-line vote. The Democrats also pushed through additional gun control that requires new background checks for private exchanges of firearms. The gun control legislation encourages and authorizes outright bans on firearms at public events. As we’ve seen, guns can be most helpful at public events to protect against a mass shooting. That’s what happened not long ago in Texas when an alert worshipper stopped a massacre by shooting the killer during a church service.
Gun control tyranny is what drew over 22,000 people to demonstrate in favor of gun rights at Virginia’s state capitol. Gov. Northam’s restrictions on the peaceful protesters is a sign of what is to come if there is no push-back on gun control legislators. Gov. Northam panicked against the peaceful grassroots gathering by banning the carrying of weapons on the grounds of the state capitol. Liberals in the media had predicted violence, but it never happened. After President Trump’s inauguration, the liberal marches resulted in vandalism of stores, but nothing similar was caused by Second Amendment supporters.
Here we see where the two parties differ on one of the most important issues of our day. Choose wisely when you enter the voting booth.