VA Democrat Senator: Pro-2A Rally Doesn’t Change Gun Control Mandate

A pro gun supporter holds a sign during a protest march on the grounds of the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond, Virginia on January 20, 2020. - Several thousand gun rights supporters massed near the Virginia state capitol Monday for a rally under heavy surveillance and a state of emergency …

A day after thousands attended Virginia’s Second Amendment rally, State Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Fairfax) was quoted saying, “We are in charge now” and signaling full speed ahead for gun control.

WJLA reported Surovell declaring, “We are in charge now” and “We feel like we have a mandate to do something and we are going to continue to move forward.”

This week alone, Virginia Senate Democrats are pushing stricter requirements for concealed carry permit issuance, gun storage laws, and penalties for gun owners who fail to report stolen firearms within 24 hours of the theft. All of these controls will impact law-abiding citizens only.

On January 22, 2020, Breitbart News reported Democrats are also working to put a permanent ban in place to prevent gun possession on Virginia Capitol grounds.

Gov. Ralph Northam (D) temporarily banned guns on Capitol grounds just ahead of the January 20, 2020, pro-2A rally. He claimed he did so because of “violent rhetoric” associated with the rally.

His ban covered “bats and sticks” as well. In similar fashion, the Democrats’ permanent ban would prohibit not only guns but any possession of “a bowie knife, switchblade knife, ballistic knife, machete, razor, slingshot, spring stick, fighting chain, throwing star, and oriental dart,”

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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