In Virginia, the most powerful voting block is now northern Virginia, a populace full of grifter government workers and other garbage people. With this block, as well as tons of liberal donor money from out of state (NY and Bloomberg), and with the help of the dependably incompetent GOP, the Democrats managed to gain control of both houses of the legislature.
With Governor Northam, a KKK fashion icon in charge, the Democrats promised to do away with the Second Amendment. They announced that they were going to confiscate the citizens’ guns and do other things to show those disobedient deplorables who was in charge.
Face it, real Virginians (not transplants from the north) are not le chatte Europeans, and certainly not Canadians.
Then a funny thing happened on the way to the forum. Counties, and many cities and towns committed to resisting if the state tried enforcing unconstitutional gun laws against ordinary, law-abiding citizens. We did not get the memo from our Blackface wearing Governor that we were just supposed to lie down like craven Maoist subjects.
This is Civil Disobedience. The infringement upon citizen’s Bill of Rights only works if We the People go along with it.
This did not have to happen, but because of Northam and his ilk holding the ordinary people in cultural contempt, the Democrats stupidly could not control themselves. They just had to show all those rural deplorables who was really in charge.
But they poked a sleeping bear. Those folks that attended meetings and demanded 2nd Amendment protections, all the teachers, plumbers, carpenters, watermen, and police, these gun owners never posed a threat to anyone. Many did not vote in the last election, but now they are Woke. Next time, they will come armed with their votes.