On the flimsiest of alleged “evidence”, Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA), has declared a state of emergency in Richmond ahead of this weekend’s Second Amendment Rights March. Specifically, the march is planned for Jan. 20 within the confines of the city’s Capitol Square.
On the heels of the Democrat-controlled Legislative Branch and the decidedly Leftist governor threatening to pass patently illegal state-level laws overriding the rights of citizens to personal ownership of legally sold and purchased firearms, there are expected to be thousands of Virginia residents, as well as residents of numerous other states, to peacefully assemble in Richmond.
As reported by WWBT-TV of Richmond, and the Associated Press (emphasis mine);
Fearing a repeat of the deadly violence that engulfed Charlottesville more than two years ago, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam declared a temporary emergency Wednesday banning all weapons, including guns, from Capitol Square ahead of a massive rally planned next week over gun rights.
The governor, a Democrat, announced the plans at a news conference Wednesday afternoon because of credible threats of potential violence and extremism, one official said.
“Let me be clear. These are considered credible threats by law enforcement agencies,” Gov. Ralph Northam said.
Northam decided to ban all guns from the grounds of Capitol Square after receiving reports for weeks about inflammatory online postings by out-of-state pro-gun and militia groups who are promising to attend Monday’s rally.
Northam says State Agencies received several credible threats involving hate groups planning to come into the city and cause harm.
Wow… you think the Establishment Media laid on the “credible threats” hysterics kind of thick?
Maybe it’s just me, but if Northam and these other unnamed government sources are going to fearmonger to such a degree, they just might have cited a Facebook posting or a Twitter message? WWBT may not be a heavy hitter in the world media coverage, but the AP certainly is.
So much for journalistic credibility.
Call me cynical, but if this march results in bloodshed, that’ll be exactly what Wreck-It Ralph and the rest of the Jackass Party is hoping for.