You ever wonder why is it that gun grabbers are so desperate to push their odious agenda that they will do practically anything, including accuse law-abiding citizens of facilitating the deaths of children, hysterically vilify innocent people, and use their power to destroy lives and livelihoods? A few months ago, I blogged about the noxious hag that represents us in Richmond Barbara Favola and her abhorrent, corrupt buddies trying to sabotage the livelihood of a local military veteran who had the unmitigated gall to want to open a firearms store in our area.
JB Gates, the owner of NoVA Firearms originally intended to open a store in Arlington County, but thanks to bullying, manufactured outrage, and outright abuse by sniveling hoplophobes in the area – the same morally corrupt band of gun-grabbing invertebrates who are now politicizing Mr. Gates’ livelihood in order to gain election traction – the landlord of the store’s original location canceled the lease and forced Gates to move elsewhere.
That elsewhere was McLean, VA – near Franklin Sherman Elementary School.
Virginia blog Bearing Drift obtained information under the Freedom of Information Act, confirming without doubt that the nasty gargoyle and her gun grabbing buddies conspired to harass and bully Mr. Gates out of his business and used his livelihood as a means to get themselves elected by the whining cowards of Fairfax County.
And now Favola is at it again. She, along with her braindead minions of the McLean Citizens Association (MCA) and another leftist member of the House of Delegates, is out to destroy Mr. Gates’ livelihood. Again. The MCA is protesting, which is fine. They certainly have the right to do so – even Mr. Gates acknowledges this.
But Favola… no, she’s trying to push legislation that would prohibit legitimate businesses such as NOVA Firearms from opening near schools. Oh… I’m sorry. She’s pledging “discussion” on the issue, which in gun grabber speak can be translated into, “trying to stop a law-abiding citizen from doing legitimate business,” even though this man is an upstanding member of the community, who plans to use the expanded space to do exactly what the gun grabbing lunatics claim to stand for: GUN SAFETY. Gates said at the opening of his store that he would use the space to offer gun safety classes.
But the hysterical MCA loons don’t care about that, because CHILDREN. Even though Gates is a legitimate business owner, who performs background checks on his customers, and who will offer gun safety courses to those in the area, the MCA has already begun its histrionics in front of the store.
“We just don’t want the gun shop behind our school, what’s the problem?!” said one protester.
“Because it’s a civil right!” responded a gun-rights supporter.
Owning firearms is a civil right.
Owning a legitimate business is a civil right.
Making a livelihood and supporting your family is a civil right.
But the monkeys at the MCA don’t care about that, because their imaginary right not to shit themselves at the idea of a gun store apparently trumps the very real right of JB Gates to run a legitimate business.
They want to throw a valuable, law-abiding, active member of their community under the bus.
And they’re willing to reinforce their hysterical paranoia with government force. Mike Stollenwerk at the Examiner reports that Delegate Kathleen Murphy – yes, the same Kathleen Murphy who emailed Favola asking for advice on how to best screw Mr. Gates and shut down his business, and who is pushing a bill to ban firearms stores and ranges from operating near schools – was among the protesters.
This is how Northern Virginia legislators treat small business owners in their communities.
This is how they treat law-abiding members of their community.
They work to destroy their business. They try to ruin them. They try to blame them for violence. They vilify them. They try to interfere with legitimate commerce.
And for what?
For something that JB Gates cannot morally or legally be held responsible for. Violence committed by criminals and derelicts.
By all accounts, the protest was small. VCDL calculates there were about 40 gun grabber protesters and about 50 counter protesters. Mike Stollenwerk calculates the numbers were about even. A friend of mine who attended the protest and took the opportunity to take her family gun shopping said the pro-rights advocates far outnumbered the gun grabbing cowards, and that by the time she and her family exited the shop, there was only a handful of gun grabbers left.
Whatever the truth is about the numbers of protesters present, I hope this gives NOVA Firearms some good publicity and support.