Charlottesville mayor attempts to suspend gun rights in wake of violence
Charlottesville, Virginia, Mayor Michael Signer (D) attempted to suspend the rights of gun owners on Friday following the violence between Antifa and white supremacists on Aug. 12.
According to the Washington Post, Signer called on the Virginia state Legislature to convene a special session to pass new laws. Among the laws was the ability for local governments to suspend the Second Amendment rights of gun owners during risky public events such as protests.
The ability for local officials to remove Confederate statues and memorials was also included. Signer called these a “twisted totem” for white supremacists.
“Last weekend changed not only Charlottesville, but America,” Signer wrote in a six-page letter on how Charlottesville should proceed in the future. “While we are getting back on our feet, we are still traumatized. … But we will overcome this hatred.”
Never let a crisis go to waste
Signer is striking a old Democratic iron while he believes it’s hot. The suspension of gun rights has long been a top priority for many leftist politicians, and Signer — a member of Bloomberg’s “Mayors Against Guns” — is demonstrating this splendidly.
The problem for Charlottesville’s progressive mayor is that the statist cannot do away with the Constitution when …Read the Rest
Source:: The Blaze