Restricting the Second Amendment
An ordinance introduced in August, 2020, by Mayor Levar Stoney, and then subsequently approved by Richmond’s radical democratic-run city council, is in direct conflict with every American’s second amendment right to bear arms. The proposed ordinance would “prohibit the possession, carrying or transportation of any firearms in any public street, road, alley, sidewalk, public right-of-way or any open public space when it is being used by, or is adjacent to, an event that requires a city permit.”
First off, if someone was going to attack an event they wouldn’t come open carrying. Second of all, true Americans feel rest assured when responsible gun owners are within the vicinity, because they know that evil-doers are less likely to act out.
Every responsible gunowner and constitutional abiding American understands that Richmond’s Mayor is stoking baseless fears by spinning and exploiting worst case scenarios in order to excel his partisan agenda.
“I just think that if you’re going to a public event, you should be able to go there and enjoy yourself, go there for your cause, and not feel under constant threat because of individuals walking around with an AK-47,” Stoney said previously.
Declaring when & where we can exercise our Constitutional Rights
To prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Ralph Northam declared a statewide ban on public gatherings and the closure of non-essential businesses through May 8. During a news conference on April 10, Northam said easing restrictions is “absolutely the wrong thing to do,” but some residents disagree.
“We aren’t encouraging large gatherings,” said John March, spokesman with the Republican Party of Virginia. “But it’s a constitutional issue…We want to encourage social distancing, it’s a real thing going on but there’s real people who are really hurting.”
Extending the duration of unconstitutional Statewide lockdowns
Here’s an excerpt from an article every Richmond citizen should read. In summary, it’s about how the Richmond Mayor usurped the Governor’s unconstitutional decree powers. Because many in power took advantage of the Covid crisis, now Mayors via political parties have the power to shutdown businesses whenever they deem fit — without warning or restitution.
By Olivia Ugino | RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) – Friday marked day one of Phase One, but not in Richmond. The announcement coming at the 11th hour on Thursday, leaving restaurants and other businesses scrambling to figure out how to handle their plans.
After nine weeks, some Richmond businesses were ready for the green light Friday, but it will be stuck on red for another two weeks.
Jason Thrasher is the owner and manager of The Local, a pub near VCU’s campus. He’s already lost about $200,000 in sales over the past nine weeks and had to furlough his entire 30-person staff.
“Every day I’m sweating bullets and I’m counting the pennies when I have to buy anything,” said Thrasher.
He says he spent close to $3,000 getting ready for re-opening this weekend and had five employees ready to work. Then in a press conference Thursday afternoon, Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney announced the city would request a delay in re-opening. The official decision coming down from the Governor’s office after 5 p.m. Thursday. Thrasher says he’s expecting to lose at least 40% of what he’s bought for the weekend.
“I thought it was poor timing… I thought the mayor and the administration showed poor judgment, and how it impacts businesses and the fact that he basically waited till eight hours before to do anything,” said Thrasher.
The Mayor’s Office says it requested information necessary to make the decision Monday and didn’t receive it until Thursday morning. NBC12 reached out to the Mayor for an interview Friday and was told he wasn’t available. Now restaurant owners, like Thrasher, have to wait at least two weeks.