Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was taken aback by the gun rally that took place in Virginia on Monday and her comments about the rally were a gift to gun-rights advocates everywhere.
AOC was shocked that there were “almost no police officers” at the Second Amendment rally in Virginia.
As thousands of gun rights supporters poured into Richmond, Virginia to protest the insane anti-gun law proposals launch by state Democrats, AOC was angry.
“There’s this gun rights protest happening down in Richmond,” she began as the event’s host said, “On MLK day!”
“But here’s the image that has struck with me the most about that. When we go out and march for the dignity and the recognition of the lives of people like Freddie Gray and Eric Garner, the whole place is surrounded by police in riot gear without a gun in sight. And here are all of these people flying Confederate flags, with semi-automatic weapons, and there’s almost no police officers at that protest,” she said.
She added, “Who or what are our institutions protecting from whom? That image conveys it all.”
During the 2015 Baltimore riots the National Guard was activated, around 486 people were arrested, 100 police officers were injured, 280 businesses were damaged, and 150 vehicles were set on fire with a grand total of $9 million in damages.
In Richmond where 20,000 people attended there was one arrest because a woman wouldn’t take off a face mask.
There was a lot of police present at the Virginia rally however, they weren’t needed. There was no violence, nobody set a car on fire, and businesses were not ransacked. Ms. Cortez, that’s why you didn’t see police unlike when your friends in Antifa attend rallies to destroy cities.
Gun owners everywhere should thank AOC for drawing such a great comparison between the two different types of demonstrations I don’t think anyone couldn’t have said it better.
AOC on Gun Rights March: “Why were there almost no police officers?”
She truly is a gift, isn’t she?
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) January 20, 2020