Despite the Media’s Best Efforts, the VCDL Lobby Day Rally Was a Peaceful Victory

“On a day that is meant to celebrate what would have been the 91st birthday of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., the nation is grappling with emboldened white nationalist groups and racial tension,” Axios wrote, linking the rally with extremist hate groups. “Surveys show a majority of Americans believe race relations are getting worse under President Trump.”

The media’s misinformation only continued as the rally began Monday.

MSNBC anchor Craig Melvin began his show “MSNBC Live with Craig Melvin” by pushing the line that white nationalists and militia members were all put “in one place” for the rally.

“This is the scene in Richmond,” Melvin said, showing an aerial view of the rally. “They put white nationalists, militia groups and supporters of background checks for gun purchases all in one place. A lot of folks, justifiably so, are worrying about a repeat of Charlottesville in 2017.”

– Shelby Talcott in The Media Was Desperate, But Virginia’s Gun Rally Proved Them All Wrong

comments

  1. avatar Stateisevil says:

    And gun control will move full steam ahead within the several states. Politely asking will eventually fail as it has in Neu Yorkistan, Jersey, Kalifornia, MD, CT, etc etc.

    1. avatar uncommon_sense says:

      StateIsEvil,

      A polite/friendly query is always the right way to start non-violent interactions.

      The fundamental error here: the good people of our nation consider ALL public government business with politicians/bureaucrats to be non-violent interactions, requiring that we always be polite/friendly with politicians/bureaucrats.

      Here is the truth: public government business to violate our inalienable rights, which always include the de facto threat of government agents employing deadly force to enforce those violations, are VIOLENT interactions.

      Imagine that a street thug has a visibly armed gang with him and yells to you inside your home, “My gang is coming inside to take your firearms! Cooperate with them or they will kill you!” You obviously have NO obligation to respond in a polite/friendly manner. Then why are you obligated to respond in a polite/friendly manner when a politician does the very same thing?

      1. avatar AD says:

        That is indeed some uncommon sense.

  2. avatar Cowgirl says:

    Let’s see how the media will spin this to show that it was a violent, unruly crowd? Time to wake up liberal media, your gig is up!

    1. avatar Dan W says:

      They can just ignore it and talked about how people were scared it would be another Charlottesville. Eventually it won’t matter it was a great day it will be associated with something bad.

      This is a morale victory for us. It was also a moral victory as it showed we tried to do things the right way.

      Ignore the opinions of the media, they are the enemy.

    2. avatar Hush says:

      https://t.co/wR91mMPfmR
      A Montage by Curtis Houck

  3. avatar Steve says:

    It won’t matter, they will take control of the computer voting and if not that, another way

  4. avatar SteveO says:

    One of my favs…
    http://knuckledraggin.com/2020/01/gotta-admire-a-sense-of-humor-3/

    Very proud of, and for, all who were able to attend. And represent. A historical & amazing day. Umm, this IS winning.

  5. avatar GS650G says:

    And the left is using a system that benefits their goals. We are forever on defense and the only offense we manage to offer is slapped down as racist, violent, and portrayed as ruining society. We anxiously await savior by the courts and even then the rulings are ignored as the media praises the “resistance”

    I don’t know where this ends up or who emerges victorious but it’s going to be ugly.

    1. avatar Dan W says:

      I saw someone describe the left as having a dial and the right as having a switch.
      Eventually they dial up the pressure enough to switch on the right.

      Ugly is soft word for it.

  6. avatar uncommon_sense says:

    Wake up people!

    Anti self-defense advocates are NOT a group of mild-mannered people who happen to have a different view of firearm ownership. Anti self-defense advocates despise us for not agreeing with their mindset and defying their edicts and decrees. They despise — no, make that HATE — they HATE us so much that they have dehumanized us in their minds and have authorized themselves to do whatever they feel inclined to do to marginalize, suppress, silence, squash, neutralize, and/or eliminate us.

    I implore the good people of our nation: STOP thinking that anti self-defense advocates are tolerant, mild-mannered, “live-and-let-live” types like you. They are NOT. The sooner we accept this, the sooner we can formulate strategies which will be effective. Failing to do so will be a colossal error from which we will probably never recover.

  7. avatar Dennis says:

    Proud of us, as usual. But the sad part is, the only media outlet that will let people see how it really went is FOX, which the haters don’t watch and would deny it anyway.

  8. It’s always fun driving another nail into the lie-beral coffin.

  9. avatar VJ says:

    You people are delusional. This rally did nothing to protect our rights.

    Half the signs were about anti-racism. Well, sorry- if Virginia’s ethnic cleansing of whites continues… you ain’t going to have guns.

    Also- most of the pics I saw were of fat people. Normies were freaked out. This was bad optics.

    1. avatar Dan W says:

      You are right, fat is bad optics.
      This was a good morale booster for the right. Hopefully a few people start to notice the rally was close to 100% white in a city that is 40% white and a state that is closing in on 50% white. Also I hope people notice that the continuous anti racism virtue signalling did not stop them from being called Nazis in the media.

    2. avatar Ing says:

      If I’m seen in public, it’s bad optics. Got it.

      But tell me…if I don’t show up because optics, who’s going to show up for me? There aren’t any billionaires busing Hollywood extras in on my behalf, last I checked.

      1. avatar SubMOA bro says:

        I am extreme pro-2A. I own lots of guns. I own an AR and an AK and four handguns and a plethora of hunting rifles and shotguns. I mostly hunt, but I practice with my AR for the SHTFantasy. Lol. And I support your right to CCW. (I live in CA, and it’s impossible to get the CCW in my county.)

        This rally was a disaster. My wife, who puts up my gun addiction, asked me “What’s going on in Virginia? Why are all the people dressed up like they are going to war and holding anti-racism posters? Why are all the people fat?”

        This is retarded. Calling people racist is one of the ways whites are attacked. Taking away their guns is another. And when they take away your guns, racism will be given as a reason. The whole 2A movement is so myopic that don’t see what’s really going on. I work in Silicon Valley, and these liberals did not care about your “I have an Asian wife, ergo I’m not a white supremacist sign.” They saw fat LARPers open carrying AR15s into the capital.

        ***

        If Northam is actually a racist, should he be allowed to own guns?

        1. avatar Dude says:

          Why are all the people dressed up like they are going to war?
          -In order to normalize it, and let people know this is their legal right and it doesn’t mean they’re criminals.

          holding anti-racism posters?
          -Because they knew the media would call them white supremacist racists, which they still did. Someone seeking the truth can see what liars they are.

          Why are all the people fat?
          -Too much processed food, etc., not enough exercise. That’s how America looks. Did your wife just get here?

        2. avatar Bruh says:

          You missed the point. Normal people don’t like it. People wearing ties and dress clothes open carrying at a Starbucks is cool. Dressing like Jerry Miculek’s concealed carry video with a 50cal and a plate carrier will make normal non-gun nut people scared.

    3. avatar Shiffrod says:

      I was there. There were too many people to go through to get to the capitol grounds so a lot of the media was on the outskirts with the people that came armed because that’s where the armed people had to stay.

      I’m not sure where you get that half the signs were anti racism but that’s not a bad thing. There was a good mix of people there. Of course national media is only going to show the most provocative photos.

      Honestly, the militias kept there shit to a minimum and showed impeccable firearm safety. No more than a handful of people gave a shit about Alex jones and proud boys.

      No racist bullshit abounded and I only saw one lame VA Battleflag/American flag combo. It was 20-30k ordinary Virginians from across the state gathering peacefully.

  10. avatar possum and the Coons of Doom says:

    Well the Powers That Be are lacking, used to be they’d send in infiltrator’s and rabble rouser to cause a big hub bub.

    1. avatar Dan W says:

      Too risky this time.

      1. avatar Southern Cross says:

        Especially for the agents if they get found out.

        1. avatar Dan W says:

          Yea if this went sideways there was going to be a lot of extra judicial justice.

          Might as well make the terrorist lable count.

  11. avatar Dude says:

    I missed the video of the white supremacists harassing the poc. Maybe they forgot to post it?

    1. avatar Bruh u posted cringe says:

      No – but they did post an interview with a fat LARPer:

      https://nypost.com/2020/01/21/brandon-lewis-sniper-rifle-guy-holding-a-gun-is-like-holding-a-hammer/

      Also- this “Guns Save Lives” meme is so cringe. Even pro-gun people recoil at the sight of that.

      What is the point? To feel good about ourselves? Or to try to protect our guns? Because this rally didn’t help our cause.

      1. avatar Dude says:

        I thought you said you never post under other names, Vlad.

        1. avatar Ad hominem logical fallacy says:

          I’m not vlad. Unlike vlad, I don’t work at this blog.

          Also- I like how when someone attacks from the right, everyone just makes ad hominem attacks rather that address what they actually said.

        2. avatar Dude says:

          Well, when someone keeps using different user names to be a smartass, the logical conclusion is that they’re either a troll or a coward.

        3. avatar Dude says:

          “address what they actually said”

          You posted under me, yet didn’t address the topic at hand. If it looks like a duck…

      2. avatar Phil Wilson says:

        Well, carrying that beast around all day would at least be a pretty good work-out

    2. avatar Chief Censor says:

      That Youtube white supremacist, who wants a civil war 2.0, was there filming. But he wasn’t all that excited to let people know who he was.

        1. avatar Chief Censor says:

          I can’t post his name because the filter will block my comment. Apparently there are some names you can’t post in the comments.

  12. avatar Democrats are the real racists! says:

    Northam is Racist!!! He went to a then-socially acceptable party 30 years ago!!! He committed thought crime!

    Should racists be allowed to own guns? What about people who opposed gay marriage? Should they be allowed to own guns?

    1. avatar They will use this logic to put Christians in prison says:

      All of the Christians who are promoting this racist Northam meme are going to be in for a rude awakening when:

      20 years from now they will exposed as Christians who opposed gay marriage. They will lose their job or be sent to a privately-owned-prison gulag. And everyone will support this because they on the wrong side of history.

      1. avatar Try Again Vlad says:

        Like Hillary and Obama? Since they’re on record opposing gay marriage.

    2. avatar Dan W says:

      It’s almost like using the leftist framing and worldview is a good way for us to lose without even fighting.

    3. avatar Chris T in KY says:

      To answer your question. The ACLU over 30 years ago went to court for the civil right of Gov Northams Klu Klux Klan friends to march in black neighborhoods while carrying guns.

      In fact the ACLU has always supported the Klan carrying guns and marching. They just don’t defend the rights of anyone else to March and carry guns.

  13. avatar Ralph says:

    They didn’t want us there and claimed that gun owners would be violent. We weren’t.

    We didn’t want Antifa there and claimed that they would be violent. They weren’t.

    Okay, so maybe the enemy of my enemy isn’t my friend. Maybe the enemy of my enemy is simply the enemy of my enemy. For me, that’s enough.

    1. avatar Chief Censor says:

      Antifa said they would not be violent and wanted to attend but they decided not to because they didn’t want to be associated with the wrong people.

      “Patriots” were putting out a lot of fake news about Antifa. They claimed they were going to show up on Soro’s buses wearing MAGA stuff and start violence.

      There was so much fake news being put out from “patriots” trying to scare people off from the lobby day or to cause tensions between groups to divide them.

      1. avatar Phil Wilson says:

        “There was so much fake news being put out from “patriots” trying to scare people off from the lobby day or to cause tensions between groups to divide them.”

        If so, sounds like opposition to leftists are starting to adopt some leftist tactics. Not sure that’s a good thing, but I suppose it was going to accelerate sooner or later.

        1. avatar Super Frustrated in VA says:

          I would say the person arrested was with Antifa but no one has reported that….why else would she keep covering her face? Wonder if she was the one plant the Senator warned us about. But since she was arrested she did not get to do anything to get everything started.

      2. avatar Shiffrod says:

        There were definetely Richmond area anti fascist there. Theres not that many to begin with but they were there.

  14. avatar Bierce Ambrose says:

    Apparently, all those clingers didn’t read the memo.

  15. avatar Chief Censor says:

    I did see some white wingers… The police left them alone and didn’t arrest them when they were masked up, but they did arrest a woman for wearing a mask. Odd how they arrested the unarmed lefty for wearing a mask whilst FBI monitored white wingers were able to walk around fine while committing a felony.

    https://www.virginiamercury.com/blog-va/police-arrest-21-year-old-richmond-woman-for-wearing-bandanna-near-pro-gun-rally/

    1. avatar Jabberwockey says:

      “Whilst” ?
      Are you a Brit ?

  16. avatar Chris T in KY says:

    Stop worrying about the Press. They’re never going to change. Any news media group that goes out of its way to only show pictures of white people at this rally is simply racist.

    And call them that. They’re were simply too many people of different ethnic backgrounds and color at this event to ignore. Unless that’s your goal to ignore it.

    The real racists are the left-wingers who have a soft bigotry of low expectations for blacks and anyone else who’s not white.

    I think our country is in pretty good shape. This Lobby Day of open carry and speaking to the represenitives proves it.

  17. avatar Joseph says:

    Ya’ll a bunch of cry babies as usual. Someone could give you five million dollars and you’d complain about the number of bills you had to count.

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