Red Flag Law Opponent Winsome Sears Wins Virginia’s Lt. Governor Race

Virginia Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears
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Pro-Second Amendment, anti-red flag Winsome Sears (R) emerged as the victor in Tuesday’s lieutenant governor election in Virginia.

In April of this year, the former Marine made clear that she will not support a red flag law in Virginia:

ABC 3 News pointed out that Sears received criticism for posing for a photo while holding a gun.

Sears brushed off the criticism, saying, “I’m a Marine. I know how to use a gun. But let’s think about this: the second amendment tells us we have a right to do so. We have a right to own guns.”

In addition to being pro-2A and anti-red flag law, Business Insider notes that Sears “is the first woman of color to be elected to statewide office in Virginia.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkinsa weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a Turning Point USA Ambassador. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. Reach him at You can sign up to get Down Range at


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