Virginia Democrats: “We don’t care about the people that rallied/lobbied, there wasn’t that many”
Updated: May 20, 2020
Is anyone really surprised?
Northam was a particular focus of the protesters’ wrath. One poster showed his face superimposed on Adolf Hitler’s body. But Democratic lawmakers — including House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn and Senate Majority Leader Dick Saslaw — told AP the rally wouldn’t impact their plans to pass gun-control measures, including universal background checks and a one-handgun-purchase-a-month limit. Democrats say tightening Virginia’s gun laws will make communities safer and help prevent mass shootings like the one last year in Virginia Beach, where a dozen people were killed in a municipal building.
“I was prepared to see a whole lot more people show up than actually did and I think it’s an indication that a lot of this rhetoric is bluster, quite frankly,” said Del. Chris Hurst, a gun-control advocate whose TV journalist girlfriend was killed in an on-air shooting in 2015.
Not only were Bloomberg’s youth gun grabbers there, they were allowed to spend the night in legislators’ offices:
March For Our Lives then goes on to smear the rally goers, lying about who they were (a very diverse crowd all gathered for one reason):