As more than 100,000 gun owners gather for Lobby Day in Richmond, I pray that it will be a peaceful, nonviolent event.
As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. taught us, nonviolence is a way of life for “courageous people.”
These Virginians are not seeking a confrontation. They are trying to preserve their God-given right to self-defense, which is under threat from a tyrannical governor.
I pray that they will remain the focus of the day, not the outside groups of agitators who see the event as a chance to attain publicity. I pray the media will focus their cameras where they belong — on Virginians actively and peacefully resisting tyranny.
I pray that the Virginia politicians on both sides of the aisle will see what their governor has wrought and realize that his is a path that leads to madness and dissension, and that their governor is about to turn millions of law abiding citizens into felons overnight.
And finally, I pray that the voices of the Virginians who took the time to attend the rally will still be heard, even though they’ve been forced into chain-link enclosures.
You do not have freedom of speech inside a cage.