Are you pro-gun? If so, are you ready to march with your brothers and sisters in arms?
I’m talking, of course, about Antifa.
In a surreal turn, the apparently-unknowingly pro-fascism group will be hitting Virginia’s capital Monday to rally alongside Second Amendment advocates in response to the state’s clampdown on gun rights.
Vice calls it a “bizarre meeting of the minds.”
Indeed it is.
As I covered previously, the now-Democratic legislative majority’s been busy writin’ stuff that’s gonna put quite the damper on firearms enthusiasts.
Since Democrats won majorities in the state Senate and House of Delegates in November, more than 100 cities, towns and counties have passed [gun control sanctuary] resolutions, vowing to oppose any new gun laws they believe violate the Second Amendment.
Here’s Senate Majority Leader Dick Saslaw’s summary of SB16:
Expands the definition of “assault firearm” and prohibits any person from importing, selling, transferring, manufacturing, purchasing, possessing, or transporting an assault firearm. A violation is a Class 6 felony. The bill prohibits a dealer from selling, renting, trading, or transferring from his inventory an assault firearm to any person. The bill also prohibits a person from carrying a shotgun with a magazine that will hold more than seven rounds of the longest ammunition for which it is chambered in a public place; under existing law, this prohibition applies only in certain localities. The bill makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor to import, sell, barter, or transfer any firearm magazine designed to hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition.
And from my write-up on December 13th:
In Virginia, some sheriffs have said they won’t enforce statewide gun laws they believe violate [2A].
Let’s look into horror, courtesy of Democratic Rep. Donald McEachin last month:
“[I]’m not the governor, but the governor may have to nationalize the National Guard to enforce the law. That’s his call, because I don’t know how serious these counties are and how severe the violations of law will be. But that’s obviously an option he has.”
Now back to Monday’s sure-to-be-uproarious meet-and-greet. I give you Vice:
Antifa Seven Hills, based in Richmond, are opposing the slew of gun bills introduced by the newly Democratic Legislature since November, because they say those types of laws are used primarily to criminalize poor people, minorities, and leftists — and to bolster law enforcement’s power.
Antifa Seven Hill spokesman James — who identifies as an anarchist — explained that they’re onboard to fight the (white) power:
“I think it’s been pretty important for us to focus on the fact that gun control in America has a legacy of racist enforcement. Like taking guns away from black people, because black people were perceived as a threat to property and the sanctity of the state.”
As well as:
“This is our fight as much as anyone else’s. It’s our state, and we are left largely out of the debate. The presence of an armed left is not discussed, it’s not understood.”
[I]n the case of Antifa Seven Hills, they believe they’ve got more in common with working-class white Virginians, regardless of their political bent, than they do with many of the moderate Democrats who helped their party win control of the Legislature in November, for the first time since 1994.
Something tells me things are going to get very ugly. That seems to be the entire M.O. of Antifa, and with other groups there who aren’t necessarily in harmony with the black-suited ragers, I’d say we’ve got a recipe for trouble.
If you’ve got shopping to do in Richmond, definitely get it done this weekend.
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