When an elected chief-of-state becomes so distrustful and unsure of his own law-abiding constituents, that he is willing to call a state of emergency on the presumption of rumored violence, he’s lost all credibility as an effective leader.
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam on Wednesday announced a temporary ban on firearms and other weapons on the Capitol grounds, during the annual Virginia Citizens Defense League Lobby Day, saying he was responding to “credible intelligence” about potential violence at the gun-rights rally planned for Monday.
Then declaring he was planning to invoke a “STATE OF EMERGENCY” from Friday evening to Tuesday night, which by definition constitutes suspending one’s civil liberties, such as freedom of assembly, imposing curfews, restricting one’s movements, spying, and a host of other potentially nasty things, moreover giving police additional broad-ranging powers, the kind of powers one finds in a repressive régime.
The beleaguered governor appearing at a news conference on Wednesday announced the extraordinary steps saying, “We’re seeing threats of violence. We’re seeing threats of armed confrontation and assault on our Capitol.”
All of which has not happened, and seems more like wishful thinking on the part of the embattled governor, however perhaps even more worrisome for the good people of Virginia is the likelihood that this anti Second Amendment zealot may in fact be hatching a sinister maneuver to perhaps create a situation that will actually spark violence.
In that, the Governor has thus far not shared any information regarding exactly what “threats of violence” or “armed confrontation” he’s uncovered.
Moreover, the unprecedented move to declare a “state of emergency” without any actual specific or credible evidence is nothing more than fear-mongering at its worse.
Northam’s attack on the Second Amendment the moment he won reelection, threatening to forcibly seize firearms from law-abiding gun owners, worst yet arrest them if they refuse to hand over their guns has contributed to the chaos, confusion, and disorder that we’re now witnessing in the commonwealth.
“No one wants another incident like the one we saw in Charlottesville in 2017,” said Northam, referring to the deadly violence that followed a “Unite the Right” rally that centered on opposition to removing a Confederate statue in the university town. “We will not allow mayhem and violence to happen here.”
House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah) said in a statement.
“While we fully expect this to be peaceful, there are legitimate concerns of a few bad actors hijacking the rally. Law enforcement says those agitators are acting on their own volition and are not part of the busloads of Virginians visiting the Capitol. While we are grateful for the precautions taken by law enforcement, the Governor’s actions will, unfortunately, impede the ability of people to exercise not only their Second Amendment rights but their First Amendment rights as well.”
However, Senate Minority Leader Thomas K. Norment Jr. (R-James City) and other GOP leaders issued a joint statement questioning Northam’s authority to impose the ban and saying that the restrictions for the Capitol and grounds “may be serving to heighten rather than assuage tensions.”
This is exactly what many pro-gun activists are concerned about, Northam stocking a confrontation so that he can claim his harsh gun confiscation decree is needed to stop the threat of another Charlottesville, threatening confiscation and then suddenly walking it back, is the sign of an erratic emotionally unhinged chief executive, losing control of the process and dangerously putting the good citizens of Virginia in peril.
36 thoughts on “Northam Declares State of Emergency Against Law Abiding Citizens”
TYPICAL Communist dictator.However, if you care to check, it has been proven that soros buses filled with “antifa”, black LIES matter, and “new black panthers” are on the way to “counter protest” “summoned by “governor blackface”, as well as Blue-helmeted U.N. “disarmament soldiers” that were “hired” by him as well.
If he sends in the “national guard” THEY had better be prepared to defend THEMSELVES against the U.N. “soldiers”, because they do NOT care about our “rights”, our U.S Constitution, and OUR sovereignty. They WILL fire on citizens (and the “national guard” if governor blackface “orders then to do so.)
As far as I see it the “blue helmets” are foreign occupiers and we need to defend our country so lock and load, and prepare to defend yourselves against a foreign enemy.
Wow isn’t that why the restrictions have been enforced. Just keep up the “peaceful” protest with lock and load mentality.
Northham is an idiot but a dangerous idiot i pray God intervenes stop this Godless madman
This so called man should not be dog catcher, let alone the Governor.
People of Virginia should get a petition to re-call the governor
You have to wonder why a person would vote for someone knowing that the person you are voting for wants to take away your rights. “I DONT WANT THE RIGHT TO ASSEMBLE” “I DONT WANT THE RIGHT, OR RESPONSIBILITY, TO DEFEND MY FAMILY” “I DONT WANT THE RIGHT TO SPEAK FREELY” Please Governor, tell me how to live! There really are three types of people. Sheep, sheepdogs, and wolves. I wonder why people who are sheep would vote for somebody like that governor who is obviously a wolf. Perhaps there are actually four types of people maybe the fourth type is the kind of person who enjoys being a slave to another person.
TO THE CITIZENS OF THE STATE OF VIRGINIA< NOTICE:
Virginia law allows for citizen's arrest, which is the holding of a. person for a crime by someone other than a law enforcement official. A. citizen's arrest can also refer to a police officer holding someone. for a crime outside his or her jurisdiction and without a warrant, typically in the place where the officer lives.
Your Governor, has Violated his Oath of office. He had sworn to protect the US CONSTITUTION. By attempting to force gun confiscation, he has broken the law.
YOU HAVE THE OPTION, OF A CITIZENS ARREST ! USE IT, NOW !
Notice how the word Citizens has been altered to include $#039;
I never wrote that. It appeared when I posted my reply.
Get Rid of Northam for Virginia’s Sake!!!!!
I’d say that it is time to have a r3ecall vote for the Governor. In the old days politicians who went against the population got tarred and feathered, but I guess the laws are against that today.
I’ll bet he has his armed security people to protect him.
There are many Northams out there. However there are also 409.000,000 weapons out there as well. Virginians have been welcomed to secede and join the state of West Virginia. Don’t think Northam thought of that one. HE NEEDS TO GO. All of the Democrats NEED TO GO. THIS IS OUR CHANCE IN Nov. to literally vote EVERY SINGLE SOLITARY DEMOCRAT OUT OF OFFICE.
THEY WANT TO SHRED THE CONSTITUTION. NEED I SAY MORE.
TO THE CITIZENS OF THE STATE OF VIRGINIA, NOTICE :
Virginia law allows for citizen’s arrest, which is the holding of a. person for a crime by someone other than a law enforcement official. A. citizen’s arrest can also refer to a police officer holding someone. for a crime outside his or her jurisdiction and without a warrant, typically in the place where the officer lives.
Your Governor has violated his Oath of office. He had sworn to uphold and to Protect the US Constitution. By attempting to confiscate guns, he has broken his pledge of office. That, is a violation of law. You have the RIGHT to invoke a citizens arrest. USE IT, NOW !
Time for a recall
The second amendment protects the first amendment and that why they enacted the second amendment , the Democratic Party is really the communist party like all depressed countries the first thing they do is prohibited you from having gun with the exception of government having them and we know how that turns out, check Hitler and Russia for instance.
Northam, is not a Gov. , he is a mini HITLER. Somebody has to stop this man from starting a WAR. He has no right to over ride the Constitution. This guy forgot who put him in office. For the people by the people. If somebody should be impeached then its Northam.
West Virginia has extended an offer to those affected counties of Virginia to join their state. To Hell with Bloomberg, Governor Northrop and his cabal of tyrants.
it sounds like you’re trying to get something started. The UN cannot Provide the support for the state of Virginia.
Sounds like the Gov. is stirring the pot a little bit.
There is nothing more that Northam would like to see then bloodshed. He has been taunting his constituents and the rest of the United States for that matter. My feelings are to make it an extremely large but peaceful protest. Have as many women, children and people of color as you can involved. They will have trolls in camo trying to incite violence. Don’t fall for it. My feelings are mixed. For Northam to say “ We will get the National Guard involved. We will ask you to surrender your weapon. If you don’t comply, we will take your weapon. If you still don’t comply, we will shoot you”. That is a man that is intent on inciting violence. Violence towards innocent people that are exercising their constitutional right to bear arms. I would love to see a huge turn out of men women and children go peacefully. Prove this asshole wrong. He doesn’t want a peaceful protest. He wants bloodshed. Not to mention, I think it will be a rude awakening when law enforcement and the national guard, refuse to respond to his order to turn their weapons on innocent citizens. He should be more concerned with them turning their weapons on him.
Where did all the comments go?
It is about creating and consolidating elito-klepto-socialism.
No face masks, no weapons for any protestors. Ample police to keep the peace. Jon.
I want all tyrants who refuse to follow their sworn oath to protect All Amendments and All Rights, that shall not be infringed.
Is he willing to give up all his police and hired gunmen fire arms too and be the first to do so as a sign of faith in his constituents. If not he is a bull sh** er only and does not belong in ANY office!
He’s your problem Virginia, you voted for a racist, phoney, lying, pos. Deal with it.
Sounds like this governor is a coward. Like all Democrats he wants to disarm law abiding citizens and he will enjoy the armed security around him. It appears this country is headed towards a revolution to take our country back to the constitution that our forefathers created. I am from Texas and I see these idiots moving in here. They all need to move to another country like Iran or where ever but stop screwing up our country. I voted Democrat up to 1980 and the party left me. Vote these communist out in 2020 or we will be in a fight for our rights which they want to destroy. If not their probably will be a revolution.
Ralph northam has no business being a governor of any state let alone mine..He is not wrapped too tight and someone needs to arrest him…just for his stupidity.
He needs to be RECALLED immediately while being LOCKED UP, sent to prison in HANDCUFFS for TREASON against the U.S. Constitution and CRIMES against the Commonwealth of Virginia. Team Trump and his allies 2020.
Storm Him. His security cannot get everyone. Take them out then string that RAT punk up for ALL to see.
You guys KNOW this headline is false! It’s part of your campaign of fear-mongering!
You are a TROLL ! Your stupid crap, is on every blog around.
The only “State of Emergency” , should be against Northam . An emergency “Recall Election” Should , and must happen within 48 hours. This “elected official” is a danger to the citizens, not only of his state, but ANY “elected official” who pulls this nonsense , should be arrested for treason .
This is an alarm that the socialists are in full mode . Obama gave the “thumbs up” , however , it is up to the conservatives to STOP the insanity.
Isn’t it amazing, our ‘black-faced’ governor and the hard-core left wing democrats, constructed a wall around the grounds to ‘protect’ their ‘land’, but refused to give the country the same protection? If there is any speculation of a confrontation, will it be from the harassment by the group of imported pro-Marxist left?
He is starting a war among peaceful Virginians. Push will come to shove. He will not take our freedoms. It was tried once before and it will end the same.
Immediately Monday morning, start a recall petition to recall Northam and immediately removal from office, then legally remove every democrat in the State assembly!!
WHY WAS THIS IDIOT VOTED INTO OFFICE. HE IS OFF HIS ROCKER. IS HE AFRAID OF HIS FELLOW CITIZENS. HE IS ACTING SO INSECURE. THAT HE WOULD ORDER THAT MACHINE WHAT EVER IT IS. AND ALL THE COPS AND EXTRA. WHATS HE GOT PLANED. AND WHERE ARE THE TROUBLE MAKERS GOING TO SHOW UP. SINCE SOROS AND OBAMA ARE BEHIND THIS.!!!!!!