Two Fairfax County Democrats were caught in a hot microphone 2nd Amendment supporters as “crazy,” “gun nuts” and “just like kids” as the State Senate and the General Assembly came together in Richmond in anticipation of the upcoming legislature.
Senator Dave Marsden, and Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn, Speaker designate of the Virginia House of Delegates, were overheard in a live street debate as to whether or not it was worth their time to stand by and hear their constituents before they implemented sweeping arms control and confiscation bills.
Nationalfile report: As a conference broadcast on the live feed of the state legislature seemed to be delayed, Marsden can be heard asking Filler-Corn if she is going to participate in a later meeting, probably centered on the gun control and confiscation measures in New York City.
“Do you hang around at 10 a.m. gun nuts?”It is overheard for Marsden to ask Filler-Corn.
“Such people are insane!”she replied.
Marsden kept the conversation going as if that was not enough, telling Filler-Corn that the gun owners “simply like the kids,” as Filler-Corn asked him if he believed the constituents would “stay calm” or not. “Yeah, until we have answered them,” answered Marsden.
“We’re going to get through it!”DAVE MARSDEN: You’re going to stick around at 10 a.m.”
EILEEN FILLER CORN: These are insane people.
DM: Like little children, yeah.
EFC: You think they’re going to remain calm?
DM: Yeah as long as we’re not answering them.
EFC: Yeah. Yeah.
DAVE MARSDEN: Are you going to stick around for the 10 o’clock gun nuts?
EILEEN FILLER CORN: These people are crazy.
DM: Yeah just like little kids.
EFC: Do you think they will stay calm?
DM: Yeah as long as we don’t respond to them.
DM: We will get through this. pic.twitter.com/7QSYvkV1Lj
— Virginia Political Memes (@VApoliticalmeme) January 6, 2020
DM: We’re going to get through. Pic.twitter.com/7QSYvkV1Lj— Virginia Political Memes (@VApoliticalmeme) January 6, 2020 Ironically enough, the first time that Senator Marsden was found ridiculous in weapons was not the Monday morning conference.
The Senator, in an email from moms-at-Arms.com, describes attending a forum for VCDL members, whom he describes as “childish and boorish.” Marsden further claims that he received threats of violence, after his telephone number has been passed on to constituents, which he describes as “indicative of mental health problems amongst many supporters of gun rights.”
“Our obsession with guns is what this country has a problem,” Marsden told supporters of the 2013 Moms Demand Action rally.
“These metal objects are totally obsessed with us,” said he to the crowd outside the Virginia State Capitol.
Over the years Marsden’s campaigns, like those of Eileen Filler-Corn, have been largely bankrolled by the group and both legislators featured prominently on the group’s webpage and campaign literature.
In 2019, the sister organization Everytown For Gun Safety, Moms Demand Action, spent a record $2.5 million on “Flip Virginia’s General Assembly.”