To the surprise of no one, the Christmas holiday season hasn’t stopped the liberal march to control the Official Definition Of Your Constitutional Liberty. Whether you like it or not. The good news is that at least some people are awake to the truth and livid about it. There’s no better example of that than in my home state commonwealth of Virginia.
Back in October, Governor Terry McAuliffe signed and executive order (I wonder where he got that idea from) banning guns in most state buildings. That, combined with the announcement by state Attorney General, Mark Herring that Virginia would cease concealed carry permit reciprocity from 25 other states was all state Republicans needed to strike back. And strike back they did.
Virginia Senator Charles Carrico drafted legislation to cease funding of Governor McAuliffe’s armed guard unit. As Sen. Carrico told FoxNews.com, “It’s easy for someone who is surrounded by armed state policemen to tell someone else they can’t carry a weapon to protect themselves. It’s just equal treatment, that’s all I’m saying.”
Clearly it’s a common sense course of action since apparently the Governor is so terrified of firearms. Naturally, the leftists running my home state don’t see it in their definition of common sense. Of course, for them, “common sense” is however much of their anti-2nd Amendment agenda they can get away with. Mark Herring defended his blatant dismissal of concealed carry reciprocity to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, not only calling it “common sense”, but insisting that Virginia’s recognition of the other states was unfair because they had “looser rules”. Well sure, when you unilaterally attack constitutional rights to gun ownership, you’re going to suddenly be able to wake up and decide that everyone else in the sand box is playing with different rules.
The liberal spin didn’t stop there, as McAuliffe spokesman, Brian Coy, insisted to FoxNews.com that the Sen. Carrico’s actions were a “reactionary temper tantrum [that] may play well on right-wing blogs, but they don’t make anyone safer”. Mr. Coy continued, stating that “Governor McAuliffe has worked with local, state and federal law enforcement officials to keep guns out of dangerous hands by better enforcing Virginia gun’s safety laws, a common refrain of gun advocates.”
Yes, Mr. Coy, such actions do play well on right-wing blogs because they are actually logical. By implying concealed carry owners are “dangerous hands” and restricting their rights in order to “make people safer”, Mr. Coy has perfectly articulated the liberal insanity that is their circular logic. People who go through the process of earning a concealed carry permit are only dangerous to criminals who – I think we can all agree – haven’t bothered to fill out the paper work and gone through the classes to be legally hiding their guns. I mean we’ve all seen in recent months how wonderfully protected unarmed people are from terrorists who, for some strange reason, don’t announce to the cops when they’ll be attacking and supply a fair chance to prevent their crime.
Naturally, I’m looking forward to how limousine liberals like Terry McAuliffe and his crew may be forced to personally deal with the results of his own executive order should this legislation pass. Knowing that Virginia has a large number of gun owners, I’m guessing that should Gov. McAuliffe exempt himself from his “common sense” logic, it will only further the disconnect between Richmond and the commonwealth.