Mother of Charlottesville victim says Va. Dem’s gun restrictions ‘bit extreme’, urges ‘commonsense’ laws

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Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam and the liberal media went to great lengths to taint Monday’s peaceful pro-Second Amendment rally in Richmond, Virginia, invoking the violence seen in Charlottesville in 2017 to liken gun-rights activists to neo-Nazis and white nationalists.

Citing law enforcement intelligence, Northam claimed “armed militia groups plan to storm the Capitol,” declaring a temporary state of emergency that included a ban on the carrying of weapons on the grounds of the state Capitol.

Those gathered were advocating against several gun control bills being considered by the Democrat-controlled state legislature, and it turns out that the mother of the woman who was killed at the Charlottesville event thinks Democrats have gone too far with their planned restrictions.

Interviewed by CNN — the network was still pushing a white supremacy angle on the day of the event — Susan Bro said not only is she comfortable around guns, but is a gun owner herself.

“I grew up around everybody owning guns. That was just a normal part of existence,” Bro said. “Yes, I’m a gun owner. I believe in common-sense gun measures, definitely. But not extreme measures, and I think that those need to be discussed. I think people need to be able to talk to their representatives.”

 

Again and again, CNN anchor John Berman shamelessly likened Monday’s gun-rights rally by law-abiding gun owners to the racially divisive 2017 “Unite the Right” event in Charlottesville.

Much to the chagrin of many in the media, Monday’s event was not only peaceful, but included many black supporters of the Second Amendment, not to mention some members of law enforcement participating.

Hell, there were even LGBTQ supporters seen at the protest.

As for the restriction put in place by the Gov. Northam to control protesters, Bro was understanding that some may see it as “overkill,” though she said they “are probably needed today.”

Berman shared a tweet from President Trump calling out Virginia Democrats for the attack on the Second Amendment, and actually thanked Bro when she dismissed the president by saying, “Yeah, yeah, yeah.”

Bro charged that Trump “could care less about the Second Amendment.”

“No, I’m talking about people who are gun owners who have been pushing others to really foam at the mouth about the laws in Virginia and what the Democrats might do even before the list came out. I think the list is a bit extreme,” she said. “There are some good common-sense gun laws, though, that are on that list. I hope sanity reigns today.”

Bro’s daughter, Heather Heyer, was killed on August 12, 2017 when an avowed white supremacist drove his car into a group of counter-protesters in Charlotteville.

James Fields Jr., was sentenced to life in prison on hate crimes charges, without the possibility of release.

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