“A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right. A man dies when he refuses to stand up for justice. A man dies when he refuses to take a stand for that which is true.”

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

On the day we, as a republic, set aside to celebrate one of the greatest advocates for peaceful nonviolent protest, was the perfect time to show the world that standing up for our God-given right to self defense is not a form of “hateful extremism” as the media and gun-grabbers would try to portray. Standing up for our right to protect ourselves, our possessions and our loved ones from evil is standing up for our civil rights. 

Over 20,000 defenders of the 2nd Amendment gathered today at the Virginia Capitol to protest gun-control legislation pushed by the Democrats in control of the State government. Despite fear-mongering from Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam, who declared a State of Emergency due to unfounded reports that “violent extremists” would be expected to overtake the event it was a peaceful, jovial and diverse crowd. 

The media and the Democrat Party elites will portray the event as a gathering of old, white rednecks… which there is no denying there was a fair share off there. That however is a great misrepresentation of the events attendees. 

Gun rights, are not a white right or a black right or a straight right… they are a human right.  The diverse crowd today showed this truth. 

One of my favorite signs seen at the event proclaimed, “Armed minorities are harder to oppress.” It does not get more true than that. 

Image courtesy of Julio Rosas on Twitter.
Image courtesy of Julio Rosas on Twitter.
Image courtesy of Julio Rosas on Twitter.
Image courtesy of Julio Rosas on Twitter.