Virginia’s gun owners have a stark choice for governor

Cuccinelli_McAuliffeTomorrow morning Virginians will go to the polls to elect our next governor.  And for gun owners the consequences couldn’t be more significant.

Terry McAuliffe has abandoned all pretense of supporting the rights of gun owners and has fully embraced the gun control dreams of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg who has pumped millions into McAuliffe’s campaign, allowing him to outspend Cuccinelli 10 to 1 in television advertising.

This influx of New York money has allowed McAuliffe to stay afloat despite the scandals that continue to rock his campaign.  It has also encouraged him to reveal his disdain for gun owners.

Politicians such as McAuliffe have historically claimed to support the Second Amendment right up to the point where they are elected, at which time they can drop the act and pursue their true legislative agenda.  In fact, McAuliffe himself originally followed this playbook by buying a shotgun earlier this year so that he could claim to be a ‘gun owner’ when speaking to ill-informed voters.

But that is no longer the case.  In the waning days of the campaign, McAuliffe has fully embraced his role as the gun control candidate.  He has proudly touted his F rating from the NRA and supports a number of extreme gun control proposals including:

    • Outlawing Private Sales
    • Banning popular semi-auto rifles
    • Banning normal capacity magazines
    • Limiting handgun purchases to one per month

Cuccinelli on the other hand has always been a staunch advocate for gun rights and has earned the endorsement of the political action committee of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, the state’s premier gun rights organization.

So let’s cut to the chase.  If you care about gun rights then the choice is simple.  We cannot allow McAuliffe to destroy the gun rights that we have all worked so hard to protect and we do not want Michael Bloomberg as Virginia’s shadow governor!

Tomorrow I need you to get out and vote!

© 2013, John Pierce. All rights reserved.


About John Pierce

Monachus Lex is written by Virginia attorney John Pierce. John is a life-long gun rights advocate, an NRA certified instructor and co-founder of the nationwide gun rights group OpenCarry.org.

He has an undergraduate degree in Computer Information Systems, an MBA from George Mason University and is a 2012 Honors Graduate of Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, MN.

Professionally, John is a member of the American Bar Association Second Amendment Civil Rights Litigation Subcommittee and his writings have been published by the ABA Civil Rights Litigation Committee and the ABA Minority Trial Lawyer Committee.

In addition, his open carry advocacy has been featured on Nightline and The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.
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3 Responses to Virginia’s gun owners have a stark choice for governor

  1. Grapeshot says:

    This may well be the single most important election in Virginia in decades – the very future of gun rights, the progress we have fought so hard to obtain, is at stake + the message that will be sent loud and clear to other states.

    This is NOT an off election year. You either vote for freedom or stay at home and give Virginia up into the hands MaAuliffe/Bloomberg.

    On a cool and crisp November morn, you will have the opportunity to make your voices heard. Don’t waste it – VOTE!

  2. Kyle says:

    The shame about this election is the outspending done by McAuliffe, thanks to Nanny Bloomberg. I believe they are trying to flip the tables on Virginia to make a statement to the rest of the nation. Also, because Virginia contains more gun owners in this state than any other, and our close proximity to D.C.

    Even worse, this candidate, Robert Sarvis, is basically going to steal votes from Cuccinelli, allowing McAuliffe to steal the election. Cuccinelli has to win, otherwise, Virginia will be destroyed and our values, traditions, and our way of life will be flushed down the drain. I for one, do not care if McAuliffe wins, because regardless of what “gun control laws” he implements, they are unconstitutional both to the U.S. Constitution and the Virginia State Constitution, therefore, I WILL NOT COMPLY. Arrest me, but you will be doing so illegally and unconstitutionally, and when the civil war breaks out in this country, you better take the side of the freedom fighters than the tyrants who wish to enslave you. VOTE CUCCINELLI!

    • Grapeshot says:

      First – we honor/obey all laws and neither threaten violence nor revolution.

      Second – MaAuliffe cannot run but so wild. He does not have the legislature – major new anti laws will not be forthcoming. He has only excutive order at his immediate disposal – that won’t be pleasant to endure, but it is not impossible to correct. We’ll just have to wait 4 years.

      The election has been emotionally draining. Take a few days and recoup, then renew your efforts. The price of freedom is eternal vigilence.

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