Jerry Falwell Jr Says ‘I’m Pretty Sure I’m Going to Call for Civil Disobedience’ if Virginia Passes Stricter Gun Control Laws

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. at commencement ceremonies in Lynchburg, Virginia, on May 11, 2019.
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Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. advocated for “civil disobedience” if the Democratic-controlled Commonwealth of Virginia government passes stricter gun control laws.

In an interview with conservative writer and radio host Todd Starnes earlier this month, Virginia resident Falwell said that he had “never seen the populace more energized” on any other issue than the gun control bills being considered by the state legislature.

One of them, a bill by Del. Dan Helmer seeking to ban indoor shooting ranges at office buildings, would impact the National Rifle Association, as their headquarters is in Fairfax.

“There are millions of people who work in office buildings in the Commonwealth of Virginia,” argued Helmer, as reported by the Associated Press.

“It doesn’t make sense for us to be establishing businesses in those buildings that have people bringing lots of firearms and ammunition.”

Falwell told Starnes that he was “pretty sure I’m going to call for civil disobedience if the Democrats go through with this.”

“And the hundred municipalities and jurisdictions who have passed resolutions to protect the Second Amendment, I think the police officers and the populace would not be opposed to just disobeying,” he continued.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Gryboski