In this episode of the Statist Quo, Matt and Nick talk about VCDL's Lobby Day at the State Capitol in Richmond, Virginia. In spite of all the hand-wringing done by mainstream news outlets and left wingers, around 22,000 people showed up to show their support for gun rights, many of them armed, without any violence whatsoever. I'm sure the writers at Slate and Mother Jones are disappointed they can't give us the "gUnS eQuAl ViOlEnCe" talking points...not that reality has ever stopped them.
Be that as it may, the fact of the matter is that this is a long fight. And while it's good to see such an outpouring of support for gun rights in Virginia, there's still a long way to go, and we must be ever vigilant if we are to retain the ability to arm ourselves. Matt and Nick talk some of the philosophical underpinning of gun ownership, the reaction to Lobby Day rally on all sides, and do their best to cut through the BS out there in the mainstream and bring you some truth about the historical legacy of gun control, something the founders understood well.
We also were going to talk some next steps for fighting back against gun control, but Matt went down a rabbit hole with MLK and COINTELPRO...