Richmond, Virginia — Gun owners knew that Virginia was going to be a battle ground at this midterm election.
After all, Governor Ralph Northam was trying to recover from a blackface scandal and thought that calling for a special session on gun control would win him allies.
But when Republicans adjourned that special session within fifteen minutes and without taking any action or hearing any bills, the political gloves were thrown down.
Yesterday, all 140 Seats of Virginia’s legislature were up for grabs.
Going into last night’s elections, Republicans held the narrowest of leads.
They had only a 51-48 edge in the House of Delegates and a 20-19 advantage in the Senate.
Blood in the Water
When Republicans didn’t play ball with Northam’s special session, the anti-gun crowd poured money into Virginia’s election.
Bloomberg’s “Everytown for Gun Safety” spent over $2.5 million dollars on the election.
This number is staggering for a single issue in a single state election!
It’s even more of a blow when you contrast it with the paltry $300,000 that the NRA spent in the same time frame.
Compare that $300,000 with the $750,000 they spent in VA on the 2017 election, and you’ll see that just from a numbers perspective, this election was all but lost before it began.
And unsurprisingly, the anti-gun crowd won both Virginia’s House and Senate last night.
This means that Virginia will be in Democrat control for the first time since 1994. And not just any Democrats, but radical leftists, hand selected by Bloomberg and his crowd.
They’ve chosen these Democrats because they’re going to be advancing anti-gun bills at every opportunity, as well as other leftist pet topics such as climate change initiatives, etc.
Toto, We’re Not in Kansas Anymore
Virginia should be a cautionary tale for the rest of the country.
When you let your Republican legislators pander for year after year, eventually their constituents stop voting for them.
When there is so little difference between them and their political opponent that it’s not clear who is the better candidate, then you’ve already lost.
And even when they’re backed into a corner and finally do something right—like adjourning Northam’s special session this summer—it comes as too little too late.
Moderate Republicans are weak sauce.
They don’t get out their base because they’re lukewarm and flaccid, and so they lose their seats.
Sadly for the Old Dominion State, they’re in for a rough ride in the next few years.
It’s time to wake up and get involved, folks.
We can’t bank on these cold, limp-wristed Republicans to protect our gun rights in the future.
They’re dropping like flies.