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Trump on Virginia Gun Grab: ‘It Will Never Happen as Long as I’m Here’


Trump on Virginia Gun Grab: ‘It Will Never
Happen as Long as I’m Here’. Democrats in Virginia won control of the state
Assembly and Senate in the 2019 elections and, in conjunction with the Democrats who
control the state’s executive offices, immediately made it abundantly clear that they intended
to legislatively impose an assortment of strict gun control measures upon lawful gun-owners
in the state. It didn’t take long before those Virginia
Democrats began to make good on their vows to infringe upon the Second Amendment rights
of law-abiding Virginians. On Monday, tens of thousands of gun owners
and Second Amendment supporters converged on the capital of Richmond to register their
staunch opposition to the gun-control proposals. President Donald Trump spoke briefly about
the attempted gun-grab during a wide-ranging interview with Fox Business anchor Maria Bartiromo
while in Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum, and he made it clear that
he was standing alongside gun owners in support of the Second Amendment. Trump’s remarks about Virginia came after
a question about efforts by Democrats in New York to release a substantial number of convicted
criminals from prison in addition to a controversial bail reform measure. Trump simply dismissed
what the New York Democrats were doing as “crazy” before shifting his focus to Virginia. “I think it’s crazy, and I think Virginia
is crazy,” the president said. “They want to take away the guns in Virginia. You have
a governor that’s — I just can’t believe it — but Virginia’s very much in play.
I think we’re going to win the state of Virginia.” “They want to take everyone’s gun away
in Virginia. You can’t do it. You can’t do it,” he said. “People need that for
safety. They need it for hunting and other — but many people need it for safety. They
need it for security.” “They’re playing with our Second Amendment,”
Trump continued. “Frankly, they’d get rid of it. I watched [Virginia Gov. Ralph
Northam] on an interview. He would get rid of the Second Amendment if it was up to him,
and you have many Democrats saying the same thing.” “They’re saying it quietly, but if they
win these elections, they’re going to try and get rid of the Second Amendment. It will
never happen as long as I’m here,” he added.
This actually wasn’t the first time that Trump had addressed the situation in Virginia
and the growing threat posed by anti-gun Democrats to the sacred constitutional rights of law-abiding
citizens in the state. On Monday, tens of thousands of gun owners
rallied peacefully in Richmond in spite of overblown fear-mongering from the media about
the potential for violent conflict. Northam had enacted a ban on firearms on the
Capitol Square in the days leading up to the rally. “The Democrat Party in the Great Commonwealth
of Virginia are working hard to take away your 2nd Amendment rights. This is just the
beginning. Don’t let it happen, VOTE REPUBLICAN in 2020!” he tweeted. A few hours later, following the conclusion
of the rally (which featured no violence of any kind), the president also tweeted, “I
will NEVER allow our great Second Amendment to go unprotected, not even a little bit!” Trump understands that the Second Amendment
is sacrosanct. He has made it crystal clear yet again that he won’t stand idly by while
a fundamental right of the people is trampled on and infringed by authoritarian tyrants
in the Democratic Party.

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