VA witnesses pro-gun effort against anti-gun push

Friday, July 31, 2020
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Chris Woodward, Billy Davis (OneNewsNow.com)

VA gun rally bannerIn an ongoing fight over the 2nd Amendment, local officials in Virginia are resisting a push from anti-gun state Democrats to create “gun-free” zones.

Virginians witnessed the state House and Senate flip to Democrat control last year, sweeping GOP legislators out of power with a Democratic governor in charge of the executive branch. That win set up a new majority that has pushed laws supporting abortion and clamping down on permissive gun ownership in the state where a GOP majority had reigned for two decades.  

"We lose too many Virginians to gun violence,” Gov. Ralph Northam proclaimed in April, at the bill signing, “and it is past time we took bold, meaningful action to make our communities safer.”

Now, lawmakers in Powhatan County, near Richmond, have approved a "No Local Gun Control" resolution. It pushes back on a state law that gives local governments more power to restrict where guns are allowed in public spaces and private buildings.

Virginia Democrats Northam, Fairfax, HerringPowhatan is the fifth Virginia county to pass a resolution condemning the gun-control laws that went into effect in July, The Washington Free Beacon reported. 

Larry Nordvig, a Powhaten County supervisor, introduced the resolution.

“Our natural-born rights are being eroded at lightning speed,” he told the Free Beacon, “and I intend to help citizens stand against government overreach.”

According to the Free Beacon, Virginians across the state have pushed back against Gov. Northam and Democrats in power. In an effort led by the Virginia Citizens Defense League, 147 municipalties, accounting for 91 of 95 counties, have adopted resolutions vowing they will not use local resources to enforce gun laws that are viewed by them as unconstitutional.

concealed carryJeff Katz of News Radio WRVA tells OneNewsNow the lawmakers in Powhatan County are “taking a stand” against what he calls “overly restrictive” gun laws.

"Governor Ralph Northam is a rabid anti-gun zealot,” Katz complains, “and what he's done with this, with the new law, is to allow municipalities to adopt much stricter gun laws than even the state law."

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