I don’t normally write about Virginia politics. I’d rather let the husband do that, since he’s much better versed than I am in the state political game. I’m actually pretty non-partisan, and my political views are generally libertarian in nature. Just leave me alone to live my life, and I’m happy.
That said, when it comes to Second Amendment rights, I’m a non-compromising purist. When it comes to property rights, there is no middle ground. And when I see local Democrats playing dirty games with people’s livelihoods and taking a crap on the Second Amendment in an effort to foment discord and controversy in time for elections, I can’t NOT say something.
JB Gates, the owner of NoVA Firearms originally intended to open a store in Arlington County, but thanks to bullying, manufactured outrage, and outright abuse by sniveling hoplophobes in the area – the same morally corrupt band of gun-grabbing invertebrates who are now politicizing Mr. Gates’ livelihood in order to gain election traction – the landlord of the store’s original location canceled the lease and forced Gates to move elsewhere.
That elsewhere was McLean, VA – near Franklin Sherman Elementary School.
Remember, this is a peaceful business, legitimate commerce, and a product that’s obviously in demand. Additionally, there was absolutely nothing the Fairfax County Democrats could do about the store’s location, but that didn’t stop them from hectoring the peaceable, legitimate business owner and working to destroy his livelihood. My disgraceful, unresponsive, snotty bitch of a State Senator Barbara Favola (Yeah, we tried – as her constituents – to see and talk to her about gun rights in Virginia on several Lobby Days, but she wouldn’t even give us the time of day; quite the representative, that one) who was instrumental in bullying the landlord into cancelling the store’s lease in Arlington, gave the crooked, praetorian dick weasels in Fairfax some sage advice about how to destroy Mr. Gates’ business, according to emails obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by Virginia blog Bearing Drift.
The emails show beyond a shadow of a doubt that Favola and her cohorts conspired to harass and bully Mr. Gates, while that shriveled colostomy bag John Foust (D-ickhead) fucked with Mr. Gates’ livelihood in order to get re-elected.
Delegate Kathleen Murphy, McLean Democrat, wrote an email to state Sen. Barbara Favola, Arlington Democrat, seeking help in shutting down the gun store. Ms. Favola was instrumental in organizing opposition to Mr. Gates’ shop in Arlington.
“Basically, we convinced the land owner that his business tenants would lose business,” Ms. Favola told Ms. Murphy in a reply. “In other words, moving a gun shop to a small cluster of shops in the middle of a neighborhood was bad for business.
“The argument has to be about supporting small businesses,” Ms. Favola wrote in her email. “The ‘we’ versus ‘they’ argument is winnable with the NRA.”
Ms. Murphy forwarded that email Sept. 25 to other Democrats in her district, including Fairfax County Supervisor John Foust, who is up for re-election Tuesday, saying, “Lets do it.”
How abhorrently perfidious. A bunch of petty tyrants plotting to destroy the livelihood of one of their constituents for purely political purposes – to re-elect this… loathsome, cowardly, dishonest creature with a bad toupee.
Foust knew the store was there legally. He knew it was in compliance with the law before it opened, according to Bearing Drift, but he chose to politicize the issue in an effort to drive up voter turnout in an off-year election while smearing his opponent with false attacks.
And what were those attacks? She apparently supports the gun store! *GASP!*
What, exactly, is wrong with a perfectly legal business that sells a constitutionally-protected product being located next to a school, I’ll never know. The writers at Bearing Drift and Foust’s opponent Jennifer Chronis are acting as if Mr. Gates has done something wrong! Oh, he has to “work with” the McLean Citizens Association, who are apparently soiling themselves at the thought of a legitimate business that has followed all the laws and regulations selling a perfectly legal product – after conducting background checks, as required by law – to their fellow citizens wishing to exercise their Second Amendment rights?
Really, Bearing Drift? “Parents who oppose the store’s current location may be stuck with a gun store next to an elementary school…” Stuck? Stuck with a peaceable, legitimate business? Stuck with a business owner dedicated to educating the community and providing firearms training? Stuck with a veteran-owned small business? What is it, exactly, are they stuck with? I appreciate the FOIA and the publication of the emails, but you’re proving yourselves to be whining cowards.
Why should Mr. Gates be forced to move again?
Why should he have to move his legitimate business to appease these howling, turd-flinging howler monkeys?
He has already been forced out of his contract in Arlington, he had to move his store a few blocks away from its original location, and now this.
Mr. Gates sponsors local charities, including the conservation efforts of local Ducks Unlimited chapters and programs supporting veterans and their families. At his Arlington location, he planned to offer expanded firearms safety training to the community. Oh, and by the way, he’s a Marine Corps vet.
This is the kind of man Favola, Foust, and that opportunistic sow Murphy are harassing. This is the kind of business they aim to destroy.
Do yourselves a favor and read the Bearing Drift Article I cited above. It’s got all the details about the obscene efforts of the area Democrats to not only destroy a veteran and his livelihood, but use his store as a political prop, while blaming his legitimate business for “gun violence.”
Foust, Favola, and the rest of those malignant warts do not deserve the public trust. They don’t deserve to hold public office. They are an embarrassment, and a twisted reminder of the moral corruption of the Democrats in this state.