You might have seen the leftist rhetoric on social media. You might have feared the worst thanks to liberals acting like it was going to be a horrendous day. And get this - Governor Ralph Northam even declared a state of emergency after all the fears rushed through his veins.
But they were wrong. They were all wrong. None of the fear mongering was correct and all of the left wing rhetoric was wrong.
Today's gun-rights rally in Virginia was actually so peaceful that even Governor Ralph Northam himself had to tip his hat. It doesn't excuse his blackface history, but regardless, at least he acknowledged the peaceful activism that took place.
As of now, there was only a single arrest. Reading leftist outcries on social media might have had you thinking there would be tons of arrests, violence, and more - but there was only one arrest (so far, that we know of) and no violence (that we know of). In fact, the person who was arrested, got arrested for wearing a mask on their face and not removing it. Who else does that? Hmmmm....
Nevertheless, someone might have been spreading some rumors about militia groups becoming violent, but that didn't happen either as per a report on Epoch Times:
There were fears that some militia groups would attempt to carry out acts of violence during the demonstration, which was held in opposition to proposed laws in the state legislature that would further restrict gun ownership. Those reported threats prompted Gov. Ralph Northam, a Democrat, to declare a state of emergency that banned all weapons on the Capitol’s grounds until Tuesday.
At around 1:30 p.m. police wrote on social media that the Capitol Square had emptied out. Local news outlets reported a woman was arrested for refusing to remove a bandana from her face. Police had earlier written that no arrests were made.
At some point during the day, Gov. Northam spoke out in a nice way, basically thanking the people for their peaceful demonstration, suggesting that he might actually listen to the people a bit more, and giving the authorities their due respect for the hard work they put in:
In a statement following the rally, Gov. Northam said that “thousands of people came to Richmond to make their voices heard. Today showed that when people disagree, they can do so peacefully. The issues before us evoke strong emotions, and progress is often difficult. I will continue to listen to the voices of Virginians, and I will continue to do everything in my power to keep our Commonwealth safe.”
He then commended state and federal law enforcement for assisting.
And there's just one point that millions of Americans have been trying to tell their government for ages, and of course, it revolves around criminals not following laws - which is why they are called criminals.