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Virginia’s Democrat Attorney General Mark Herring has triumphantly announced that he blocked the Nation’s Gun Show at the monstrous Dulles Expo Center from operating at full capacity.

Before his virtue-signaling tweet, Herring secured a partial victory by persuading a judge that sweeping restrictions were necessary at this weekend’s Northern Virginia gun show to prevent it from becoming a superspreader event. The Commonwealth’s top law enforcement officer hoped that the judge would have scrapped the gun show altogether, claiming it had the potential to infect thousands with Covid-19.

Constitutionally-minded plaintiffs, including a gun show promoter and firearms dealer, filed a legal challenge asking the court to consider the “concrete harms” to their livelihoods and businesses. Herring called their arguments “brazenly misinformed.”

WUSA has more on the developments in the legal battle over pandemic restrictions:

Organizers of the Nation’s Gun Show, Showmaster’s Inc., expressed frustrations that these new restrictions from Northam came only a week before their event started.

“The show takes months to put together and it is too late for a notice for most of these businesses to recoup their losses. It will cause irreparable damage to all involved from the building, auxiliary businesses, the exhibitors, the promoter, the hotel, convenience stores, restaurants, and the strip mall,” Showmasters, Inc. said in a statement on its website about the lawsuit filed.

There will be a hearing about the gun show at 10 a.m. on Thursday, according to Herring’s office. Due to the emergency hearing’s timing, this will likely be the deciding moment on whether the gun show can take place.

Showmaster’s, Inc. promotes social distancing on its website, and said that it is scaling back the number of tables it has at its show to 900 to accommodate Northam’s executive order.

Organizers of the Nation’s Gun Show hoped to have 25,000 attendees this weekend. The event takes place multiple times per year.

Herring’s proclamation provoked a fierce and immediate reaction:

The backlash comes as a bevy of Democrat governors issue increasingly harsh Covid-19 restrictions ahead of Thanksgiving.


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Jerri
Jerri
6 days ago

I bet liquor and cigarette stores and abortion clinics (always the racist Dem) killing all the beautiful black babies and strip clubs are at full capacity. And those creepy men driving around in seedy neighborhoods hiring the girl on the corner will not social distance. Love how the Dems are so transparent yet can’t see through others because they keep reading things wrong. Must be their guilty conscious. After all if they accuse you of something you know darn well they’re doing it as they accuse you.

cliff
cliff
6 days ago

“GUN SHOWS” terrify tyrannical dictators. They fear the more GUNS and GUN OWNERS, the less chances they have to push their TYRANNY, the “planned” takeover of our CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC to turn this country into a communist-controlled cesspool , and the citizens into unarmed CONTROLLED “subjects” they will be free to use, abuse, regulate, TAX TO DEATH, or by using one of their PAID terrorist groups, “eliminate” any, and all citizens that oppose the communist agenda. Open your eyes AMERICA, THAT my friends is happening RIGHT NOW.

Daxsdad
Daxsdad
6 days ago

When will the people wake up and get these communist dictators out of our government and out of our country?

jojo
jojo
6 days ago
Reply to  Daxsdad

Time to start sending these A$$holes to meet their maker.

Yestremski
Yestremski
5 days ago
Reply to  Daxsdad

I think there is a movement happening around the president and his supporters of the Conservative movement That is not going to take it anymore. The first democrat lead move to remove our constitutional rights and all hell is going to brake out. And I don’t see the police stepping in to stop it either