Updated: May 20
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):
The Democrats in the Virginia legislature (as we already know) are doing whatever the hell Michael Bloomberg’s allies want. These legislators don’t work for ANYONE but special interest groups and billionaire donors. And since when is it ok to use taxpayer funded resources to house a special interest lobbying group? Was VCDL offered the same hospitality?
They’re going to ram their agenda down their constituents’ throats, whether they want them too or not. Tens of thousands rallying in unity in Richmond didn’t send the message. They’re hell bent on ruling, not representing. Tyranny.
To Delegate Hurst: your emotions about the tragedy that affected you personally doesn’t outweigh the people you represent. These people: