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Ahead of tinder box Virginia gun rally, Trump says Constitution under attack
Reuters ^ | January 18th, 2020 | By Brad Brooks

Posted on 01/18/2020 1:29:51 PM PST by Mariner

President Donald Trump took aim at Virginia Democrats and their push to stiffen the state's gun laws, saying that the U.S. Constitution was under attack just as thousands of armed militia members began arriving in Richmond for a Monday gun rally.

Trump doubled down with his support of gun enthusiasts in the state, which Hilary Clinton won in 2016 and where Democrats took full control of the state legislature for the first time in a generation in November, as candidates made passing stronger gun control laws a central campaign theme.

"Your 2nd Amendment is under very serious attack in the Great Commonwealth of Virginia," Trump wrote in a post on Twitter Friday night, referring to the amendment in the Bill of Rights that gives Americans the right to keep and bear firearms. "That's what happens when you vote for Democrats, they will take your guns away."

The Virginia Senate late on Thursday passed bills to require background checks on all firearms sales, limit handgun purchases to one a month, and restore local governments' right to ban weapons from public buildings and other venues.

Gun-control activists have reported a growing number of online death threats as the lawmakers press on and ahead of a rally by arms enthusiasts on Monday in Richmond, the state capital, which authorities are trying to keep from becoming violent.

Both Virginia legislative houses are expected to pass the new laws including universal background checks, a ban on assault rifles, and "red flag" laws that would allow courts and local law enforcement to remove guns from people deemed a risk to communities, among other measures.

Supporters say more restrictive laws would help decrease the number of people killed by guns each year. Gun-rights activists assert that the constitution guarantees their right to possess any firearm.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: banglist; northam; richmond; trump; virginia
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The left is appalled that POTUS stands up for the constitution, no matter what their feelings are.

And if the VA rally is a tinderbox it's because the radical left made it so. There's been a 2nd Amendment rally in the same spot, on the same date, for 20 years.

1 posted on 01/18/2020 1:29:51 PM PST by Mariner
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To: Mariner; Army Air Corps; CondoleezzaProtege; Drew68

The Globalists and all the Gun Grabbers are rubbing their hands with glee at the mere thought of violence.


2 posted on 01/18/2020 1:31:04 PM PST by KC_Lion
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“That’s what happens when you vote for Democrats, they will take your guns away.”

yup


3 posted on 01/18/2020 1:32:35 PM PST by samtheman (I hope someone close to Trump is reading FR every day.)
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To: Mariner

Yep, they’re setting up the narrative here. It’s like watching them wheel stage props into place.


4 posted on 01/18/2020 1:33:11 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: Mariner

Did not know that. Thanks.


5 posted on 01/18/2020 1:37:05 PM PST by FreeperCell
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To: Mariner

See tagline please


6 posted on 01/18/2020 1:37:11 PM PST by no-to-illegals ( Liberals, leftists, Rinos, moslems, illegals, lamestream media. All want America to fail and die)
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To: KC_Lion

My guess is the leftists will start something and blames it on the 2nd Amendment supporters...


7 posted on 01/18/2020 1:39:12 PM PST by JBW1949 (I'm really PC.....Patriotically Correct)
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News Media: Tinderbox Virginia gun-rally

Reality: bussed-in Antifa pushed into combat with confused cultural arsonists for a media and deep-state propaganda purposes.


8 posted on 01/18/2020 1:39:19 PM PST by PGR88
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“... which authorities are trying to keep from becoming violent.”

...which authorities are trying to make as violent as possible.

(Fixed it.)


9 posted on 01/18/2020 1:39:39 PM PST by EasySt (Say not this is the truth, but so it seems to me to be, as I see this thing I think I see #KAG)
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Lame stream blaming Trump for any violence that occurs from any sector due to his statement in 3,....2,......


10 posted on 01/18/2020 1:40:42 PM PST by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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This rally really worries me. The communist left was running adds for Crisis actors. And the rumor is that Antifa is planning on dressing in Maga hats and NRA related symbolism,
and then doing really nasty stuff that they can then blame on the patriots. The left has been playing dirty like this for years. The media is all set to back up the fake narrative. The patriots might get blindsided here.


11 posted on 01/18/2020 1:40:42 PM PST by Revel
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“Thousands of armed militia members......” WHERE? Reuters? Where exactly.

This January 20th is a continuing event— LOBBYING DAY for the Second Amendment. Lobbying Day, Reuters. By people who are legal under STATE law for open carry of firearms, who have done so in the past, to demonstrate the 2nd Amendment RIGHT which is ALSO in the VA State Constitution, since the 2nd Amendment writers of the US Constitution, also wrote it into the VA Constitution, which has NOT been changed.

The Governor needs to be impeached, recalled and removed for violating his Oath of Office, as well as any in his cabinet who have done the same, to include the State Atty General “Red” Herring.


12 posted on 01/18/2020 1:40:48 PM PST by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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Yes. The authorities are actively working to promote violence.

The protesters should do everything they can to avoid violence.

There is a lot at stake here. Violence allows them to corroborate their lies with more lies.


13 posted on 01/18/2020 1:41:01 PM PST by samtheman (I hope someone close to Trump is reading FR every day.)
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My guess is the leftists will start something and blames it on the 2nd Amendment supporters...

You can count on it. They’ll even impersonate 2nd Amendment supporters and then start violent confrontations to pin it on them.

An excellent practical guide to deal with this is offered by Scott Lively, arch enemy of the virulent left:

https://www.scottlively.net/2020/01/15/scott-livelys-false-flag-prep-list/
Scott Lively’s False Flag Prep List

14 posted on 01/18/2020 1:45:03 PM PST by fwdude (Poverty is nearly always a mindset, which can’t be cured by cash.)
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To: Mariner

Trump doubled down with his support of gun enthusiasts

Gun enthusiasts my ass, they’re Constitution loving AMERICANS!


15 posted on 01/18/2020 1:45:45 PM PST by TalBlack (Damn right I'll "do something" you fat, balding son of a bitc)
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To: Mariner

The next Bunker Hill?


16 posted on 01/18/2020 1:46:40 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Revel

If ANYONE can get blindsided at this point they’re stupid.


17 posted on 01/18/2020 1:47:44 PM PST by TalBlack (Damn right I'll "do something" you fat, balding son of a bitc)
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...as thousands of armed militia members began arriving in Richmond for a Monday gun rally.

Sure they are. Thousands...

19 posted on 01/18/2020 1:49:38 PM PST by MileHi (Liberalism is an ideology of parasites, hypocrites, grievance mongers, victims, and control freaks.)
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Would be funny if NONE of our people ended up in that box and the antifas beat up each other.


20 posted on 01/18/2020 1:49:59 PM PST by madison10
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