“Charlottesville 1 was engineered to be a powder keg. The town council set up and primed the entire explosive situation before they buggered out of town on Friday afternoon. The blood of a dead woman is partially on their hands.”
“What is happening in Richmond, VA right now is smacking of the same kind of orchestration.”
“For the first time, the governor has fenced in the capitol square (I guess border fences really do work) and it appears as if both sides of the issue will be separated, at least inside the fence.”
“Problem is that to get into the fenced in area all these differing viewpoints have to mingle in line to get through security.”
“This fencing is being bolted together so it is not easily removable. Limited access and entry points onto the capital square will ensure that once you are in there you will have no ready means of escape.“
“With TENS OF THOUSANDS of people coming to this event there will be queues of people all around the area that can’t even get into the square. The people that DO make it in will be fish in a barrel.”
“This means that if anything bad happens you will be unable to flee, unable to defend yourself, and unable to find usable cover or concealment.
“With all the congestion it also means there will be no way to get help to people in need of assistance.”
“There is also the very real possibility of crush and trampling deaths and injuries should anything spook the crowd.”
“Never mind that you won’t be able to go to the bathroom, get water/food, or out of the elements.”
“Then when the day is over you will be looking at several hours of gridlock just to leave, regardless of whether you came by bus or uber.”
“First I would recommend you stay far away from this event. Do not go anywhere near Richmond.“
“Second, even if you do go the legislature has made it quite clear that regardless of what 91 of 95 counties (the voice of the people unencumbered by gerrymandering ) want, the representatives will go completely against what the vast majority of the state wants.”
“Third this event has turned into a violation of the rules of three stupids: “Don’t do stupid things. Don’t hang out with stupid people. Don’t go stupid places.” On a good day, crime ridden Richmond is a stupid place but this amplification has made it even more stupid.”
“There are a few stupid individuals who will be intent on causing problems, and they will be in attendance too. This even going here would constitute doing something stupid.”
“Fourth those who choose to abide by the governor’s proclamation will be leaving weapons in locked vehicles. Hundreds of cars will have weapons in them and will be completely unguarded. Cars make terrible places to store weapons.”
“The thugs will be out in full force breaking into these cars in the hunt for free guns and the law abiding citizens will have unwittingly provided them. They will be the ones with the Molon Labe, H&K, Sig, or NRA stickers on them. That is what the thieves will target.”
“A spree could flood Richmond with stolen guns. Since the police will be tied up doing security for the fiasco there will be no deterrent to these kinds of crimes.”
“Finally, if you don’t heed my warning then please properly prepare for the event. Dress in layers, with your base layer being a moisture wicking shirt, covered by some level IIIA Kevlar. Then whatever constitutes fashion over that.”
“Bring food and water, and some way to dispose of any bodily waste. Also bring medical supplies including a tourniquet.”
“The legislators have created a logistical nightmare....This has nothing to do with safety and...everything to do with creating a situation that will be deliberately explosive & dangerous. You show up there and you will be part of the pawns used in a greater gun control scheme.”
“I pray that nothing bad happens, but I like to be prepared for most instances of potential disaster. This has all the hallmarks of a disaster in the making."
By Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal. All opinions are the author's own. Public domain.