Just as in the Civil War, it’s the Yanks again, and I don’t mean Americans in general.
Virginia is rapidly becoming blue – yes, even the former center of the Confederacy – due to outside immigration, and that combined with the Blacks is leading to a de-Southernization of the state.
RICHMOND, Va. — Police are scouring the internet for clues about plans for mayhem, workers are putting up chain link holding pens around Virginia’s picturesque Capitol Square, and one lawmaker even plans to hide in a safe house in advance of what’s expected to be an unprecedented show of force by gun-rights activists.
What is provoking their anger in this once reliably conservative state is the new Democratic majority leadership and its plans to enact a slew of gun restrictions. This clash of old and new has made Virginia – determined to prevent a replay of the Charlottesville violence in 2017 – ground zero in the nation’s raging debate over gun control.
The Virginia Citizens Defense League’s yearly rally at the Capitol typically draws just a few hundred gun enthusiasts. This year, however, thousands of gun activists are expected to turn out. Second Amendment groups have identified the state as a rallying point for the fight against what they see as a national erosion of gun rights.
Well, my state, Tennessee, is reliably red, but it doesn’t have the tech companies etc. probably needed to attract Yankees like North Carolina and Virginia have. Well, that’s kind of an insult really because it’s just showing that my state is educationally backward. Is there a link between no education and rightwing extremism? It sounds elitist and cocksuckerish to say so, but…