Ah, Virginia. You used to be a fairly pro-gun state. It wasn’t that long ago, either.
That’s all gone now. Instead, we’re replaced with a state that seems to be dedicated to joining with California, New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, et. al. as being the most anti-Second Amendment states in the nation. At least, that’s where it seems to be heading from the outside.
Granted, there are a lot of people who are vehement in their disagreement with this kind of thing.
Well, they may want to make their feelings known in November since one of their Lt. Governor candidates is doing this:
Democratic Virginia lieutenant gubernatorial nominee Hala Ayala and the gun control advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety rolled out a $200,000 ad campaign on Tuesday highlighting Ayala’s record on the issue ahead of Election Day next month.
The ad, which was first released to The Hill, features Ayala talking about how she lost her father because of gun violence when she was two years old. Additionally, Ayala discusses her record expanding background checks as a Virginia state delegate.
The 30-second spot will be broadcast on television, radio, and digital platforms in media markets across Virginia.
“This November, the progress Virginia has made to end gun violence is on the line,” Ayala said in a statement. “While my opponent would take Virginia backwards and undo all the progress we’ve made to build a safer Commonwealth, I’ll build on our work in the General Assembly and continue to fight for gun safety reforms as Lieutenant Governor.”
Meanwhile, all this “progress” they made? It didn’t do a damn thing to prevent a violent crime spike much like we’re seeing everywhere else, including states who didn’t make this kind of “progress.”
Ayala is trying to scare the electorate. She wants people afraid that if they don’t elect her and people like her, they’ll see even more bloodshed on the news. The problem is that there’s absolutely no evidence showing these measures did a damn thing in the first place.
That’s kind of how gun control goes, though.
You see, it’s never about what it can really do, it’s about making you believe it can do stuff so much that when it fails, it seems reasonable that the problem was that the government didn’t go far enough.
It’s doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result. Yeah, the definition of insanity made manifest before you.
Yet her taking this step is a problem. She’s making it clear that she has no respect for anyone on the issue of guns but groups like Everytown. Groups, I might add, that fill her campaign coffers.
It’s funny. If the NRA donates money, those candidates are supposedly bought and paid for. What does it say about Ayala if she’s partnering up with Everytown while trying to get elected? Sounds bought and paid for to me. I mean, what’s good for the goose and all that jazz.
Frankly, it’s ridiculous, but hopefully, this will wake people in Virginia up and enough will turn out to change the tide against the small urban elites.
We’ll have to see.