The NRA Is At It Again: Guns, Guns, Guns in Va.

Virginia Governor Declares State Of Emergency Ahead Of Pro-Gun Rally

Gov. Ralph Northam delivers the State of the Commonwealth address at the Virginia State Capitol on Jan. 8, 2020 in Richmond. On Wednesday, Northam declared a state of emergency ahead of a planned gun-rights rally next week.

Fearing potential violence, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is declaring a state of emergency and banning firearms and other weapons on the capitol grounds in Richmond ahead of a gun-rights demonstration planned for next week.

"We have received credible intelligence from our law enforcement agencies that there are groups with malicious plans for the rally that is planned for Monday," Northam said during a press conference Wednesday afternoon. 

Gun rights supporters are preparing to converge on Richmond for a lobbying day and pro-gun rally Monday morning. They're opposed to efforts by Virginia Democrats — who've just taken over control of the Virginia legislature following the November 2019 elections — to pass a slate of gun control bills backed by Northam. 

The event, hosted by Virginia Citizens Defense League, is expected to draw thousands of armed demonstrators, some from out of state...

... reports of "out-of-state militia groups and hate groups planning to travel from across the country to disrupt our democratic process with acts of violence" who he said "are coming to intimidate and to cause harm."

Northam is raising concerns about a reprise of the deadly violence surrounding the white supremacist march in Charlottesville in August 2017. He said state intelligence analysts have identified threats and rhetoric online that mirrors the chatter they were picking up around that time.

"Please know that we have been preparing extensively to protect public safety at Monday's rally. But no one wants another incident like the one we saw in Charlottesville in 2017," Northam said...

Northam asked organizers of the event to "disavow" any groups who would threaten violence.

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It's a high probability the NRA is behind this rally. "Weapons of war" on display in the streets. What's wrong with gun owners? I fear for the peace-loving Jews of Virginia. Who will protect the children? CM


SOURCE:

https://www.npr.org/2020/01/15/796666321/virginia-governor-declares-state-of-emergency-ahead-of-pro-gun-rally

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  • reformedreformed Posts: 2,626

    State of emergency? Oh brother liberals are stupid.

  • C_M_C_M_ Posts: 3,343

    Record number of guns seized at US airports last year

    Katia Hetter, CNN • Published 15th January 2020

    (CNN) — More guns were seized at airports across the United States last year than ever before in the Transportation Security Administration's 18-year history, the agency reported Wednesday. 

    The 4,432 firearms detected in carry-on and checked bags at TSA airport checkpoints represent an approximately 5% increase over the 4,239 found in 2018 -- and 87% of the firearms found last year were loaded.

    "The continued increase in the number of firearms that travelers bring to airport checkpoints is deeply troubling," said David Pekoske, the TSA's administrator, in a press release. 

    "There is a proper way to travel safely with a firearm. First and foremost, it should be unloaded. Then it should be packed in a hard-sided locked case, taken to the airline check-in counter to be declared, and checked."

    The TSA detected the most firearms -- 323 -- at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, followed by Dallas/Fort Worth International (217); Denver International (140); George Bush Intercontinental in Houston (138); and Phoenix Sky Harbor International (132). Firearms were found at 278 airport checkpoints nationwide. 

    Travelers who try to bring guns through TSA security are subject to local and state laws, which can lead to arrest and civil penalties. 

    The TSA can also levy civil fines of up to $13,333 and strip TSA PreCheck travelers of their status. (The average fine for a first offense is $2,400 for an unloaded gun and $3,000 to $4,000 for a loaded gun.)

    While travelers, even with permits, cannot carry guns onto an airplane, properly permitted gun owners can travel with their firearms in checked luggage if they follow TSA and airline guidelines. Even if they fly legally with their firearms, they are still subject to local and state gun laws wherever they land. 


    No fake guns either


    No real or fake grenades are allowed. 

    The TSA doesn't allow real weapons or replicas -- they've even rejected a grenade-shaped purse -- since they don't want your flight crew wondering about that toy gun or grenade. 

    Despite rumors to the contrary, the TSA doesn't actually keep confiscated weapons, TSA spokesman Mark Howell told CNN in December. Loaded guns are turned over to local law enforcement (along with offenders, in some cases). 

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    Thank you TSA. CM

  • C_M_C_M_ Posts: 3,343
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    Yes, "State of emergency"! See below, it's not "liberals" or "stupid". CM

    SOURCE: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/fbi-arrests-3-alleged-members-of-white-supremacist-group-the-base-ahead-of-virginia-gun-rally/ar-BBZ1t9m

    FBI arrests 3 alleged members of white-supremacist group ‘the Base’ ahead of Virginia gun rally

    © Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg/Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg The FBI has arrested alleged members of a white supremacist group.

    The FBI has arrested three alleged members of a white-supremacist group on federal gun and alien-harboring charges, amid growing concerns about safety surrounding planned gun rights protests in Virginia’s capital next week. 

    The charges announced Thursday grew from an investigation of a collection of online extremists who refer to themselves as “the Base,” which is the English translation of al-Qaeda. According to experts who track hate groups, its members promote racist views and seek to unite different hate groups in preparation for a race war. 

    [Hunting black men to start a ‘race war’]

    Officials said Brian Mark Lemley Jr., 33, and William Bilbrough IV, 19, both of Maryland, were charged with transporting an alien and conspiring to harbor an alien. Lemley is also charged with transporting a machine gun. Also charged is Patrik Mathews, 27, who has been living in Newark, Del. He is accused of transporting a firearm and ammunition with the intent to commit a felony

    The three are expected to make an initial court appearance this afternoon in Greenbelt, Md....

    Lemley, Mathews, and Bilbrough are members of a white supremacist organization named ‘The Base,’ ” the complaint charges. “Within The Base’s encrypted chat rooms, members have discussed, among other things, recruitment, creating a white ethno-state, committing acts of violence against minority communities (including African-Americans and Jewish-Americans), the organization’s military-style training camps, and ways to make improvised explosive devices.”

    Reformed, you don't care about these people group? CM

  • C_M_C_M_ Posts: 3,343
    edited January 17

    Who cares? Guns were made to kill! There are threats to the lives of African-Americans and Jewish-Americans). Do you care about these people, Reformed? CM


    PS. When it comes to the NRA, it's like a skunk, you don't have see him, you can smell his stench. The underhandedness of the NRA is like a skunk's odor, it can last up to 14-21 days. CM

  • reformedreformed Posts: 2,626

    Who cares? Well it means you lied. You presented it as related to the NRA rally. It's not and you know it. There is threat to everyone's life every day, why are you playing the race card?


    And how exactly is the NRA underhanded? Proof?

  • C_M_C_M_ Posts: 3,343
    edited January 17

    Reformed,

    No race card. This is from news report of the FBI arrest. Please re-read it:

    The three are expected to make an initial court appearance this afternoon in Greenbelt, Md....

    Lemley, Mathews, and Bilbrough are members of a white supremacist organization named ‘The Base,’ ” the complaint charges. “Within The Base’s encrypted chat rooms, members have discussed, among other things, recruitment, creating a white ethno-state, committing acts of violence against minority communities (including African-Americans and Jewish-Americans), the organization’s military-style training camps, and ways to make improvised explosive devices.”

    Again, Reformed, you don't care about these people group? CM

    PS. Call the NRA. They will tell you they support the Gun Rally. Proof! What bone a dog doesn't want? CM

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