Campbell: "Governor ... Trying To Suppress Our Voices"

Editor's note: The following is the weekly wrapup from Del. Ronnie Campbell.

We have just wrapped up our second week of the General Assembly Session, and this year is off to a slow start given the new leadership.

This said - our work continues, and I am currently up to ten bills and two resolutions. 

 
Monday, January 20, 2020

On Wednesday, January 15th, Governor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency due to the thousands of people expected to be in Richmond advocating for their Second Amendment right. 

Given the Governor's order - people who come down to Richmond will not be allowed to carry firearms on Capitol Square. 

Many of the people who are coming on Monday are my friends and neighbors, and I am very disappointed with the Governor's decision to infringe upon our Second Amendment right.

The Governor is trying to suppress our voices, and I will vote against any measure that looks to take away the rights of law-abiding citizens. 
 

As a result of these measures - I have just introduced House Bill 1689 which states that any legislation that infringes upon our Second Amendment right shall be deemed unlawful. Benjamin Franklin once stated that we have a Republic if we can keep it, and we need our Second Amendment to fight tyranny.

 

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