Today is historically a day when Virginians head to the Capitol to protest and show their support for the Second Amendment.
Never before has this day been considered a white supremacist rally, that is, until now.
If It’s Conservative, It’s Racist
On the eve of the rally, NBC News Reporter Ben Collins referred to the entire rally as a rally for white supremacists.
On Sunday, he sent out the following tweet…
“Reporters covering tomorrow’s white nationalist rally in Virginia, I’m absolutely begging you:
“Verify information before you send it out tomorrow, even if it’s a very sensational rumor you heard from a cop.
“Don’t become a hero in neo-Nazi propaganda circles with made-up stuff.”
The only problem is that Collins was part of the problem he is pretending he is preventing.
As with any big public rally, there are going to be extremists on both sides of the aisle that look to capitalize.
Heck, there were rumors ANTIFA was going to dress up in MAGA hats and NRA coats, then assault their own people to make conservatives look bad, but nobody was calling this an ANTIFA rally.
As the day wore on, Collins was taken to the shed for his comments, lumping everyone in with white supremacists, so he ended up deleting the tweet and sent out this correction…
Hi everybody! I’m deleting a tweet so I can be super clear about tomorrow’s rally in Virginia.
The Lobby Day protest is and has traditionally been a gun rights rally, but white nationalists, including militant group The Base, have been planning violent action at the event.
— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) January 19, 2020
They Are NOT Our People
To be clear, these white supremacist groups are trash, and they should not be allowed anywhere near this rally.
So far, the FBI has reportedly apprehended about half a dozen people that meant to come to Virginia to create havoc rather than a peaceful protest of the new gun laws on the books.
These people do our cause no good because they just help feed the Democrat narrative that elicits fear and hatred in this country.
Sadly, though, both Democrats and the media look to lump them in with the conservative cause simply to create more divide in this country when all we are trying to do is protect our constitutional rights.