Fearing legally armed African Americans, Virginia gets its own “Mulford Act”
No way around this one. At a time where black rights activists are exercising their 1A and 2A rights together, the governor (Blackface) of Virginia just signed a law that prohibits firearms at state buildings and Capitol square in Richmond:
The timing of this is VERY suspect, as on May 14, one group exercised their rights to accomplish something they wanted at the Capitol in Richmond:
“Armed intimidation does not belong where democracy takes place” they say, but no one was threatened with firearms nor was anyone hurt. I find it VERY strange they’re afraid of minorities exercising their rights. Truth is, groups like Moms Demand Action via Shannon Watts have been after this group (BLM757) before, such as when a Moms Demand Action backed ordinance was passed in the city of Richmond (Watts deleted this tweet, but we got the screengrab):
I guess “progressive” groups like Moms Demand doesn’t like when minority groups don’t follow their playbook and think for themselves. We asked BLM757 leader JaPharii Jones for his thoughts on the bills Governor Northam signed while Moms Demand Action was at his side:
“Firearms were prohibited on May 31, 2019 resulting in a mass shooting (reference to the high profile Virginia Beach workplace shooting). Minorities do not feel safe in this day and age going ANYWHERE unarmed. These new bills are a threat to marginalized folks”
Now, why is this Virginia’s very own version of the Mulford Act? In case you don’t know what that is, let’s go back to the California Capitol in the late 1960’s:
May 2, 1967: Two dozen armed Negroes entered the state Capitol at noon today and 10 made their way to the back of the Assembly Chamber before they were disarmed and marched away by the state police.
The Assembly was in session at the time and Speaker Pro Tem Carlos Bee ordered the men removed from the chamber.
Outside the chamber, the police took away the weapons. The men argued they could carry the weapons as long as they were not concealed.
Apparently the fact the weapons were not concealed was the reason the men were able to get as far as the Assembly Chamber before they were disarmed.
After the state police questioned the men, they returned the weapons to them because the intruders had broken no law.
Following their release by the state police, the men left the Capitol and rejoined some companions who remained outside during the incident. They then drove off.
The result of them not breaking any laws and making legislators sweat a little?
In 1967, California codified into law A.B 1591, otherwise known at the Mulford Act. Sponsored by Oakland assemblyman Don Mulford, A.B. 1591 made it a felony to publicly carry any firearm—either openly or concealed—in public places without a governmental license to do so. The law came about after the events of May 2, 1967, when a group of thirty Black Panthers appeared visibly armed at the California State Capitol building to protest an earlier version of A.B. 1591. At that time, there was nothing in California law that expressly prohibited the open carriage of firearms, either in public or private. A.B. 1591 effectively closed this loophole.
That event is also why Illinois has the FOID card btw. So there you have it. The anti-gun “woke” politicians and their activist allies (such as Moms Demand Action) are continuing the time honored tradition of using gun control to ”disarm” people (namely minorities) they see as threats. Everytown’s Trace Media even admits as such that the target for gun control is blacks:
We hope this shines light on the true goals of anti-gun politicians and activists. Not much has changed since the Jim Crow days or the civil rights movement of the 1960’s, just the propaganda to fool people of the true intentions is better.