I believe we are facing a very challenging time in our Commonwealth. Will it be as bad as we expect during the next legislative session? Probably not. However, I do believe that this will be the beginning of a very slippery slope. I have heard people say that maybe it’s time to move to a state that will respect our Constitutional rights, I have said this myself. That is wrong for the simple fact that we cannot surrender here in Virginia because if we retreat from here eventually there will be no place left to run.
About 29% of the population of Virginia own guns, we need to tap into this group. With a population of 8.5 million we are looking at about 2.4 million gun owners in our Commonwealth, that is significant. If we could get 1/3 of this group to become somewhat involved, we would be looking at a lobbying group of over 800 thousand people.
What is needed to fight these far-left politicians in Richmond is a strong grassroots organization composed of not only 2nd Amendment supporters but those people who do not want their other rights taken away from them. We need to get the word out about how the proposed red flag laws attack our 2nd ,4th, 5th and 6th Amendment rights. If they can use these types of laws to confiscate guns, then nothing is safe from state. If these four amendments can be attacked how long before our 1st Amendment rights are obliterated as well?
Granted we are fighting against a well-funded leftist movement but remember several hundred years ago a rag tag group of patriots were able to defeat the most powerful country on the planet. This war against our freedoms can be won but it will not be easy.