Pictures and videos at the link.
PJM: Today is lobby day in Richmond, Virginia, and people from all over the state are streaming into the capitol to protest Virginia Democrats and Governor Northam’s plans to institute major gun bans. The governor declared a state of emergency leading up to the event and tried to ban anyone from carrying legally at the rally. No one is really sure if that’s legal or binding. The law seems to say it isn’t.
A state of emergency does not suspend Constitutional rights. However, a group of citizens took Northam’s ban to court and a circuit court judge upheld it. The Virginia Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal, stating,
The circuit court decided this case in less than one day, and, accordingly, the record before the court is scant, there is no transcript or written statement of facts detailing the events of the hearing, and we are unaware of any evidence that was taken. The only information we have on which to resolve the weighty issues raised by the parties are pleadings accompanied by cursory attachments. Accordingly, the petition is refused.
That seems like a weasel move if I ever saw one. Sorry, American citizens, the circuit court did such a terrible job on this issue that we can’t possibly step in and help. No evidence, no transcript, no problem. Bye-bye Second Amendment.
Pictures have started coming in of the protesters arriving at the capitol. I especially like the one of fencing that Northam had erected that says: “The wall the Northam built.” Go see