After taking complete control of the state, Virginia Democrats are beginning to enact their left-wing agenda to undermine Americans’ constitutionally protected Second Amendment rights.
The legislative action comes after leftist Virginia Democrat Governor Ralph Northam announced at the beginning of last month that Democrats “will at least start” their attempts to restrict Virginian’s constitutional rights by “banning the sale of [semi-automatic firearms] and high-capacity magazines, restoring the law that limits purchases to one gun a month, and a red flag law that would empower a court to temporarily remove a gun from a person deemed to be a risk to himself or others,” The Washington Post reported.
When Northam was asked about confiscating firearms from law-abiding citizens, the governor responded, “that’s something I’m working [on] with our secretary of public safety.”
Free Beacon Second Amendment reporter Stephen Gutowski noted the proposed legislation on Monday, tweeting:
Meanwhile Virginia Democrats are filing bills to make the possession of millions of currently-owned firearms illegal. SB16 bans possession of many rifles without any grandfathering provision which means it's confiscation. https://t.co/i0SnJNDTxm https://t.co/j6DaJAj7g2
— Stephen Gutowski (@StephenGutowski) December 2, 2019
“Meanwhile Virginia Democrats are filing bills to make the possession of millions of currently-owned firearms illegal. SB16 bans possession of many rifles without any grandfathering provision which means it’s confiscation.”The legislation that Gutowski linked to included § 18.2-308.8, which proposes banning the “importation, sale, possession, etc., of assault firearms.”
The way that the legislation defines “assault firearms” would effectively ban nearly all semi-automatic rifles and shotguns, which are owned by tens of millions of Americans.
As Gutowski noted, there is no “grandfathering provision” included in the bill which essentially means that “it’s confiscation.”
The bill states (strike-through portions removed): “It is unlawful for any person to import, sell, manufacture, purchase, possess, or transport an assault firearm. A violation of this section is punishable as a Class 6 felony.”
In a separate article last month, The Free Beacon reported:
Gun confiscation and other gun control measures have been part of Northam’s agenda, but took on increased importance after a picture of two men, one in blackface and the other in KKK robes, was uncovered on Northam’s page in a medical school yearbook. In his first major public appearance after the scandal broke, Northam called for a special session of the legislature in order to reconsider his gun control package, following the recent strategy used by prominent liberals of pivoting to gun control after brushes with controversy.
Democrats have a strong incentive, in the form of millions in dark money, to implement new gun control laws. In each of the last three election cycles, Everytown for Gun Safety—backed by billionaire Michael Bloomberg—and other gun control groups have spent large sums of money backing Democrats. Everytown spent $2.5 million to help push Democrats into the majority in Virginia, while the National Rifle Association spent just $300,000 supporting Republicans, according to CNBC.
Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) president Philip Van Cleave told The Free Beacon last week that support is rapidly growing at the county-level across the state to push back on Democrats’ attempts to restrict people’s constitutional freedoms.
As always the Democrats put politics over the U.S. Constitution their all part of the Globalists Plans to disarm us all as part of the New World Order and the North American(Soviet)union why else do these traitors want to open our nations borders the Democratic Liberals are all Traitors just look at both the Clinton’s and Obama
When Democrats have complete control, “we don’t want to take your guns” goes out the window. They are corrupt, dishonest liars that can NEVER be trusted.
This might suck for gun owners in Virginia for a while, but it is great for the rest of the country. Once again, we will see how severe gun restrictions and confiscation, aimed only at the law abiding citizens, fails miserably to stop ANY crimes or protect ANY citizens.
That is, IF it gets past the first legal challenge.
Democrats coming after your rights 1 amendment at a time.
While they compare Trump with Hitler it was Hitler that disamed his people
Wikipedia calls it dubious, everyone knows its Wikipedia that is dubious.
@kitt: Looks like they are trying to knock off several rights at a time here. But, you know, “Stop and Frisk” violates rights and can’t be utilized.
The Democrats a party of traitors lead by traitors founded by slave owners and founders of the KKK they all belong in prison doing life for treason
@Deplorable Me: I dont like stop and frisk, but allowing petty crime is only inviting bigger crimes. Shoplifting, pooping in public, littering, loitering should be enforced. They dont tell you the full story of the drop in crime, Bongino was a NY cop at that time they were ignoring the petty stuff, then began to enforce them to find the guys that did little crimes were also doing larger crimes.
@kitt: I don’t like it either, but it worked to reduce crime. If someone’s rights are going to be violated, violate the criminal’s rights. However, the left always comes out in support of the rights of criminals and violating the rights of the law abiding.
Politicians are the lowest form of life liberal democrats are the lowest form of politican General Patton