The Gun-Control advocates poured millions into their efforts in Virginia and outspent the NRA by nearly half a million dollars. What the Democrats didn’t anticipate was the grassroots resistance which resulted in the Democrats abandoning their gun confiscation proposal. Instead, they have grandfathered current owners, but still seek to stop the sale of "assault weapons".
Governor Ralph Northam (D.) and incoming Senate majority leader Dick Saslaw (D.) said they will no longer pursue their plan to ban the possession of "assault weapons." They will, instead, include a provision to allow Virginians to keep the firearms they already own. The reversal comes before the newly elected Democratic majority has even been sworn in, after a majority of the state's counties declared themselves "Second Amendment sanctuaries."
It would seem that the grassroots resistance has been successful at keeping the gun-control wolves at bay, at least for the time being. As gun-control and legislation efforts continue to create an increasingly volatile situation, it is clear that we need to battle harder at the ballot boxes as well. The only way to ensure our long-term freedoms and Constitutional rights is to vote those out who would hinder them. Nearly half of the gun owning population doesn’t vote in local and Presidential elections. It is clear that this is a trend that we need to change. We need to vote, not only to ensure our freedoms, but to ensure our children’s and future generation’s freedoms as well.
It is currently estimated that there are 59 sanctuary counties in the state of Virginia. Let this be an example for other states. Our rights SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED .