Democrat Gov. Ralph Northam: Gun Control Instead of Armed Security for Churches

Pastor Cory Respondek poses with his Ruger handgun at his Living Water Church in Cahokia, Ill., just east of St. Louis, on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. An Illinois state lawmaker is proposing adding churches to a list of places where firearms toted publicly under the state's new concealed-carry law would …
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Gov. Ralph Northam (D) suggests the passage of more gun control is preferable to allowing armed security to protect churches in Virginia.

On January 30, 2019, he tweeted:

Northam tweeted his rejection of armed protection for churches on the same day that he defended a Democrat-sponsored push for third-trimester abortions. And Big League Politics quoted Northam telling WTOP radio that if an infant were born in a situation where an abortion had been desired, “the infant would be delivered” and “the infant would be kept comfortable” while the doctors and the mother decided what would happen to the baby.

Northam’s rejection of armed protection for churches is in line with other Democrats, such as Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto (D).

The day after the heinous shooting that killed 11 in Pittsburgh’s security-free Tree of Life synagogue, Mayor Peduto rejected calls for armed guards for places of worship. He spoke of gun control instead.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at Sign up to get Down Range at


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