Join Jim and Greg as they applaud Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for his vigorous defense of his successful strategy to mitigate coronavirus in his state and for calling out the media narrative that insisted his approach would be a disaster. They also note that two Democratic cities in Virginia just handed the majorities on their city councils to Republicans as a backlash to the recent gun control push in the commonwealth. And they groan heavily as Sen. Kamala Harris is introducing legislation to condemn using terms like “Chinese virus” or “Wuhan Flu” as racist.
On Friday, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed several gun control bills into law, and while he did not get his prized “assault weapons” ban, gun rights groups say second amendment rights in the commonwealth are greatly weakened by these new laws.
The new legislation requires universal background checks, limits citizens to one firearm purchase per month, established “red flag” laws allowing police to take firearms away from people alleged to be a threat to themselves or others, and gives localities the freedom to establish gun-free zones.
John Crump is Virginia State Director at Gun Owners of America. In this podcast, he explains which of the new laws bother him the most, why universal background checks give the government information he believes they have no business having, and why he fears red flag laws will be highly abused to deny people their constitutional rights.
Things are a bit more subdued Tuesday after Monday’s Wall Street carnage. So join Jim and Greg as they get a kick out experts having to spend time telling people not to snort cocaine or drink bleach to prevent coronavirus, no matter what they see on social media. As for the actual martinis, they actually applaud California Gov. Gavin Newsom for being one of the few Democratic governors to discuss the extensive cooperation he’s getting from the Trump administration and refusing to entertain media efforts to get him to slam Trump. Jim and Greg also assess Joe Biden’s dust up with an auto worker over the second amendment – from the facts to his verbal flubs to his insults. And they marvel that less than two weeks after Joe Biden was a political afterthought, few people are glued to today’s six presidential contests because a Biden nomination is a foregone conclusion.
There are no good martinis but it’s still a Super Tuesday on the Three Martini Lunch! Join Jim and Greg as they discuss Joe Biden vowing that he wants Beto O’Rourke to be leading the charge on the gun issue – meaning Biden appears on board with Beto’s gun confiscation agenda. They also walk through the sudden departure of longtime MSNBC host Chris Matthews and how his “retirement” is part #MeToo and partly because of his politics. And they remind former DNC Chairwoman Donna Brazile of some very inconvenient facts after Brazile angrily told RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel to “go to hell” for suggesting the Democratic nominating process was rigged against Bernie Sanders.
After a fun Presidents Day special, Jim and Greg are once serving up good, bad, and crazy martinis. Join them today as they celebrate Virginia Democrats failing to pass a ban on so-called “assault weapons,” suppressors, and magazines holding more than 12 rounds. They also dive into more offensive comments from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, this time contending that people need a more gray matter to work in the information economy than in farming and that old people diagnosed with cancer shouldn’t receive treatment because it costs too much money. And they react to the criminal convictions for attorney Michael Avenatti and again scold the liberal media for turning Avenatti into the media just because he was an adversary of President Trump.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg spent a lot of money in recent years to help elect a Democratic majority in the Virginia legislature with the expectation those new lawmakers would enact gun control legislation. Now that dream is coming true, and a leading gun rights organization is now looking to turn the Virginia primary into an electoral nightmare for Bloomberg’s presidential ambitions.
Democrats won majorities in both chambers of the Virginia legislature in November. In the coming weeks, legislation will likely be passed to accomplish much of the gun control agenda, including universal background checks, an “assault weapons” ban, limiting the number of rounds in a magazine, limiting firearm purchases to one per month, and “red flag” laws that allow law enforcement to remove weapons from citizens if they are deemed a threat to themselves or others.
Gun Owners of America Legislative Counsel Mike Hammond says Bloomberg and his gun control allies are about to get everything they want.,
“The entire gun control agenda, as advocated by the most ardent New York gun control activists has effectively been enacted n Virginia – as soon as the two houses work out minor differences. Virginia has now become New York or California,” said Hammond.
Hammond has no doubt Bloomberg wants to enact the same type of laws on a national scale. It’s a risk he says the United States cannot afford.
“Gun Owners of America understands that this is pretty much Armageddon for us…If he’s able to use his $55 billion in order to buy our Constitution, then I think it’s game over for us,” said Hammond.
With the Democratic presidential primary coming up March 3, Hammond says Gun Owners of America plans to actively campaign against Bloomberg.
In this podcast, Hammond tells Greg Corombos why he sees a Bloomberg presidency as an existential threat, how a pro-gun group will try to convince Democrats to vote against Bloomberg, and whether the second amendment sanctuary movement in Virginia is an effective firewall against the gun control agenda.
Grab a stool and have some martinis with us! Today, Jim and Greg applaud the powerful and peaceful protest for second amendment rights in Richmond and wonder if Gov. Northam’s fears of chaos were way overblown to try to portray responsible gun owners as extremists. They also get a kick out of Hillary Clinton attacking Bernie Sanders and marvel that this may be one of those rare instances where she appears to be telling the truth. And they roll their eyes as Washington becomes transfixed on a debate over the rules for the Senate impeachment trial.
Back to the usual format day with good, bad, and crazy martinis. Join Jim and Greg as they applaud Sen. Perdue for pointing out how stunningly weak the Democrats’ charge of obstruction of Congress against President Trump truly is. They also hammer the media for horribly biased coverage of Monday’s pro-second amendment rally in Virginia, including CNN’s assertion that gun rallies are fertile ground for white supremacists to recruit new members. And they have fun with the New York Times ending its insanely hyped endorsement process by backing two different candidates before Jim explains why they probably did it.
Another fruitless search for good news today but we have plenty to say about our bad and crazy martini! Join Jim and Greg as they react to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez openly cheering on anti-Semitic, America-hating Jeremy Corbyn to be the next prime minister in the United Kingdom. They fume as Rep. Rashida Tlaib falsely assumes the race of the people responsible for targeting and killing of Jewish people in Jersey City. They also slam the media for losing interest in the murders when the facts of the case don’t support their preferred narrative. And while Democrats haven’t even taken over the Virginia General Assembly yet, they’re already talking about deploying the National Guard to counties that refuse to enforce their upcoming gun control legislation.
On Nov. 5, Democrats won majorities in both chambers of the Virginia General Assembly. Democrats officially take control in January but party leaders are already rolling out an aggressive gun control agenda.
In addition to the usual legislative goals of universal background checks, red flag laws, and bans on semi-automatic”assault style” rifles, legislation put forth by the incoming Senate majority leader would make it illegal to possess guns that were purchased legally but subsequently banned by his bill.
In response, dozens of counties and other Virginia localities are adopting sanctuary policies, effectively announcing their sheriffs will not enforce any laws they believe to be in violation of the second amendment.
So what are the Democrats proposing exactly? Do the counties have the right to defy state laws? And will Virginia Democrats likely end up passing aggressive gun control legislation or something less severe.
Listen to the full podcast as Greg Corombos discusses all of this and more with Bearing Arms Editor-in-Chief Cam Edwards.