RICHMOND, VA — Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam called a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday to tell the media and the state of Virginia what his goals are for the upcoming legislative session.
Now that the Democrats have control of both Virginia’s House and Senate for the first time since 1994, Northam has essentially been given a blank check.
Gun owners will remember that Northam called a special session on gun control this summer to try to ram through more than half a dozen gun bills.
Thankfully, that session was gaveled out without any action on gun control.
But now, just a few months later, the tables have turned, and Wednesday’s cabinet meeting was held in a ceremonial room at the Capital building rather than their regular room at the Patrick Henry Building as a celebratory show of strength.
Northam opened the meeting by saying, “Virginia spoke, and we’re going to listen, and we’re going to take action.”
It’s debatable whether Virginia spoke or whether Bloomberg’s $2.5 million did, but that’s beside the point.
A Show of Force
Northam ran his various top officials through their goals for the upcoming session, and there was a palpable air of excitement in the room.
Brian Moran, secretary of public safety and homeland security, was nearly giddy when he was called on.
“Wow. Thank you. Congratulations. It’s very exciting. We’re all going to be very busy, but in a very good way.”
When you have government officials who are excited about how busy they’re going to be, hide your wallet and anything else you value!
After the cabinet meeting, Northam met with the media to answer more detailed questions.
When asked about gun control, Northam said that he still wanted to pass the eight “common sense” gun control bills that he had on the table during the special session in July.
Those included Universal Background Checks, banning the sale of assault weapons, banning high capacity magazines, a Red Flag gun seizure law, and limiting gun purchases to one per month.
That sounds like a tyrant’s dream, but Northam clearly thought his goals were modest:
“We will at least start with those,” he said.
After Beto O’Rourke jumped the shark on gun confiscation, Northam dodged whether he would sign a law confiscating assault weapons.
“That’s something I’m working with our secretary of public safety,” Northam said. “I’ll work with the (anti-)gun-violence activists, and we’ll work that. I don’t have a definitive plan today.”
Interviewers asked questions about repealing Right to Work, removal of Confederate statues, and other conservative hot topics, and Northam avoided any questions he didn’t like by saying he’d make those decisions if the bills reached his desk.
The Future Is Dim Unless We Get Tough
Folks, this is what a Democrat controlled country looks like.
No more milk toast Republicans who want to try to win votes from the Left.
Those days are long gone! The Left hates everything you and your family love.
They have radicalized not just their candidates, but their young voters as well.
Now, most Democratic voters would never consider voting for a conservative Republican even if he was willing to compromise on gun control.
But Republicans are slow on the uptake. Many still think that selling out is the way to win.
But Republicans will stay home when their own candidates are weak, spineless and willing to sellout time and time again.
We MUST hold the line by holding our Republican politicians’ feet to the fire.
If we don’t, we’re going to lose big time in 2020 and beyond.