Tag: gun rights

America is Just Being America Again as Coronavirus Causes Surge in Gun Sales

Photo: Scott Barbour (Getty Images) Since news of the coronavirus pandemic has spread across the media faster than the virus itself, the general public has responded in a number of ways ranging from perfectly reasonable to wildly paranoid and frantic. Many people haven’t gone much further than taking commonsense precautions like staying indoors as much […]

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Joe Biden Tells Auto Worker ‘You’re Full of Shit’ After Being Pressed on Gun Control

Photo: Mandel Ngan (AFP via Getty Images) So is it just me or is it starting to feel like Joe Biden can’t go anywhere without having someone try and run up on him? Today’s installment of “Square up with Joe Biden” takes place at an auto factory. According to NBC News, Joe Biden was visiting […]

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‘It’s great for business, but it’s bad why it’s good for business’ Suffolk gun shop owner on record sales

Please enable Javascript to watch this video SUFFOLK, Va. – Things are busy at CE Tactical – background check after background check. “We are pushing probably 3 to 4 times as many guns then what we normally do,” said Andrew Crossfield. Business is booming, but sales manager Crossfield had to take some time off to […]

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Following Second Amendment rally, Democrats vote against Republican-backed gun bills

Please enable Javascript to watch this video NORFOLK,  Va. – A day after a huge pro-gun rally at the State Capitol, Democrats voted Tuesday against a series of Republican-backed gun bills. The bills would’ve expanded gun rights in some cases, but they failed in the firearms subcommittee of the House of Delegates Public Safety Committee. […]

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Virginia gun sales dramatically increase in 2019: ‘I didn’t think I would ever be buying one’

Please enable Javascript to watch this video RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – 66-year-old Ida Wright decided today was the day she was going to buy her first hand gun. The grandmother of eight says growing crime, and now fears of gun restrictions by lawmakers, convinced her that it was time to make the purchase. “I didn’t […]

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Lobby Day attendee recalls the “peacefulness” experienced among those rallying

RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia State Police estimated roughly 22,000 people were in Richmond for “Lobby Day” on Monday. Amid the fears of alleged threats of violence, one attendee from Hampton Roads, Brendan Mooney, said there was no violence. “The peacefulness,” Mooney, an executive member with the Virginia Citizen’s Defense League, explained, “the peacefulness was one […]

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What’s next for Virginia gun advocates after massive rally?

RICHMOND, Va. – Thousands of people rallied for gun rights Monday in Richmond as part of Lobby Day, an annual event where citizens lobby legislators. It’s a day that typically brings numerous organizations to the State Capitol, though many canceled their scheduled events and left the lobbying to gun rights advocates. Second Amendment supporters made […]

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MLK, the KKK and the NRA: A Brief History of Racists With Guns

Photo: William H. Alden (Getty Images) A white supremacist with a gun killed Martin Luther King Jr. That fact alone makes Monday’s white supremacist-palooza seem particularly disrespectful. However, the history of the Second Amendment reflects America’s obsession with firearms as a means of oppression. Guns have been the primary tool for racial oppression since America […]

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‘When people disagree, they can do so peacefully’: Gov. Northam issues Lobby Day statement

RICHMOND, Va. – After a peaceful Lobby Day Governor Ralph Northam issued a statement thanking law enforcement. He started by saying we are all thankful that the day passed without incident, adding weeks of planning and cooperation from state, local and federal partners successfully de-escalated what could have been a volatile situation. Gov. Northam went […]

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Woman arrested in Richmond for wearing a mask in public during Lobby Day

Mikaela E. Beschler RICHMOND, Va. – A woman was arrested during Lobby Day on Monday, according to the Virginia Capitol Facebook page. Around 1:30 p.m., 21-year-old Mikaela Beschler was arrested by a Richmond Police officer. Beschler was charged with one felony count of wearing a mask in public in the 800 block of East Broad […]

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