Trump Fires Warning Shot to Virginia Dems: Gun Grab ‘Will NEVER Happen’ on My Watch
President Trump has warned Democratic lawmakers in Virginia that he will not allow them to undermine the Second Amendment rights of American citizens while he is commander-in-chief.
In a powerful interview with Fox News on Wednesday, POTUS warned gun-grabbing Democrats that any attempt to take away citizens’ guns “will never happen as long as I’m here.”
Shortly after Virginia’s state Assembly and Senate came under Democratic control following the 2019 elections, lawmakers began aggressively pursuing strict gun control measures.
Westernjournal.com reports: On Monday, tens of thousands of gun owners and Second Amendment supporters converged on the capital of Richmond to register their staunch opposition to the gun-control proposals.
President Donald Trump spoke briefly about the attempted gun-grab during a wide-ranging interview with Fox Business anchor Maria Bartiromo while in Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum, and he made it clear that he was standing alongside gun owners in support of the Second Amendment.
Trump’s remarks about Virginia came after a question about efforts by Democrats in New York to release a substantial number of convicted criminals from prison in addition to a controversial bail reform measure. Trump simply dismissed what the New York Democrats were doing as “crazy” before shifting his focus to Virginia.
“I think it’s crazy, and I think Virginia is crazy,” the president said. “They want to take away the guns in Virginia. You have a governor that’s — I just can’t believe it — but Virginia’s very much in play. I think we’re going to win the state of Virginia.”
“They want to take everyone’s gun away in Virginia. You can’t do it. You can’t do it,” he said. “People need that for safety. They need it for hunting and other — but many people need it for safety. They need it for security.”
“They’re playing with our Second Amendment,” Trump continued. “Frankly, they’d get rid of it. I watched [Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam] on an interview. He would get rid of the Second Amendment if it was up to him, and you have many Democrats saying the same thing.”
“They’re saying it quietly, but if they win these elections, they’re going to try and get rid of the Second Amendment. It will never happen as long as I’m here,” he added.
This actually wasn’t the first time that Trump had addressed the situation in Virginia and the growing threat posed by anti-gun Democrats to the sacred constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens in the state.
On Monday, tens of thousands of gun owners rallied peacefully in Richmond in spite of overblown fear-mongering from the media about the potential for violent conflict.
Northam had enacted a ban on firearms on the Capitol Square in the days leading up to the rally.
As the rally was taking place, Trump criticized Virginia Democrats on Twitter.
“The Democrat Party in the Great Commonwealth of Virginia are working hard to take away your 2nd Amendment rights. This is just the beginning. Don’t let it happen, VOTE REPUBLICAN in 2020!” he tweeted.
A few hours later, following the conclusion of the rally (which featured no violence of any kind), the president also tweeted, “I will NEVER allow our great Second Amendment to go unprotected, not even a little bit!”
Trump understands that the Second Amendment is sacrosanct. He has made it crystal clear yet again that he won’t stand idly by while a fundamental right of the people is trampled on and infringed by authoritarian tyrants in the Democratic Party.