By J. D. Heyes
(NationalSentinel) A woman who was one of a dozen people killed by a fired and angry co-worker at Municipal Center in Virginia Beach, Va., earlier this month wanted to take a gun to work for protection because she feared she might need it.
However, in the end, she chose not to because she decided it would be best to comply with the cityâ€™s â€˜gun-free zoneâ€™ policy.Â
She paid for that decision with her life.
According toÂ Fox News, an attorney for one of the victims, Kate Nixon, said she talked with her husband about bringing a handgun to work a day before she and 11 others were gunned down May 31 by DeWayne Craddock, an engineer with the city of Virginia Beach for 15 years. CraddockÂ was killedÂ in an ensuing gun battle with police.
â€œKate expressed to her husband concerns about this individual in particular, as well as one other person,â€Â Nixon family attorneyÂ Kevin MartingayleÂ toldÂ WHRVâ€™s â€œHearSay with Cathy Lewisâ€Â radio show Monday.
â€œIn fact, they had a discussion the night before about whether or not she should take a pistol and hide it in her handbag â€” and decided not to, ultimately, because thereâ€™s a policy apparently against having any kind of weapons that are concealed in the building,â€ Martingayle added.
Mind you, it would not have been against the law form Nixon to have brought a handgun to work with her for protection; it just would have been againstÂ city policy. In other words, Virginia Beach literally did have a â€œgun-free zoneâ€ policy that forbids anyone from carrying a gun for self-defense, unless authorized beforehand by a supervisor.
TheÂ policy states: â€œThe prohibition against possession of a weapon applies even if a member has a permit to carry a concealed weapon.â€
Violations of the policy would bring about dismissal. â€œEmployees who violate this policy will be subject to discipline, up to and including dismissal,â€ the city policy states.
According toÂ Ammoland, however, Virginia Beach officials say that there would have been no need for anyone to be at work with a gun because Craddock was not exhibiting any dangerous behavior:
â€¦Virginia Beach is in the middle of a coverup, as the City claims that the murderer showed no signs of being dangerous, was in good standing, and not about to be fired. And the City also apparently made no effort to increase security after the verbal threats by the fired co-worker.
The Virginia Citizens Defense League noted that a source informed the organization that Craddock had made â€œloud threatening remarks as he left the propertyâ€ when he was fired.
So, what are city officials â€” Democrats â€” wanting to do in response? Make it evenÂ moreÂ difficult for city employees to protect themselves at work.Â Fox NewsÂ reports:
Julie Hill, Director of the Communications Office at Virginia Beach, said some on the City Council were considering making it illegal rather than just a policy violation if employees carried a gun at work. In Virginia, however, cities arenâ€™t allowed to make it illegal for licensed permit holders to carry, so the City Council would merely be considering recommending the state allow them to impose legal penalties on such employees.
â€œThere is an item on next weekâ€™s City Council meeting for the Council to discuss a resolution to support a bill to allow localities to prohibit the carrying of firearms in governmental buildings,â€ she said, in reference toÂ the cityâ€™s statement about the shooting. ]
Not only that but Gov. Ralph â€˜Blackfaceâ€™ â€˜Infanticideâ€™ Northam also proposed doubling and tripling down on making it easier for the next mass shooter to kill more Virginians by proposing a spate ofÂ new gun control measuresÂ that, of course, he calls â€œcommon senseâ€ proposals.
Americans must push back against any Democrat attempts to further weaken theirÂ rightÂ to self-defense, as supposedly guaranteed by the Second Amendment. Or weâ€™ll be burying more of our citizens.
Jurisdictions are fighting back with ‘gun sanctuary’ laws:
- A version of this story first appeared at NewsTarget.
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