Ladies and gentlemen, our freedom is under attack! Not from a Liberal fabricated foreign country farce, but from right here, from within. The guilty party? The socialist, anti-gun, radical Democrats of the State of Virginia. Our inalienable right to keep and bear arms; to protect ourselves, our families and our property is in jeopardy of being plucked in a communist fashion – with Virginian lawmakers setting the stage to put local and state law enforcement, and perhaps state National Guard men and women, in the crosshairs of their diabolical scheme to disarm every citizen within the state.
The Liberty Loft has been immensely following this story. On December 12, we outlined Ralph Northam and his fellow “Red Army” comrades plan to push through legislation, disguised as “gun control,” but would ultimately attack every single law-abiding Virginia’s right to possess and even train using firearms. Recently, Steven Hunt, President of Accuracy X, Inc. released a 22-minute video broadcast, identifying the Northam’s liberal’s legislation, and his and his fellow socialist’s plan to forcibly remove firearms and other weapons from the homes of Virginians.
So, what is the Demonic-Dem’s plan? Should their legislation pass, it would overnight, identify law-abiding citizens as criminals, holding local and state law enforcement officials responsible for arresting and charging possessors of firearms under felony laws. This is unacceptable! As a nation, we cannot allow the “socialist-elite” this opportunity to force-feed us their version of a Democracy, whereby citizens of our country are utterly disarmed, stricken from their right of protection, from their enemies, both foreign and domestic! The Constitution and the Bill of Rights exist for a reason – these protections are for our citizens, protection from the government, not the other way around!
Let’s outline some of the bills that are being introduced. Virginia Bill No. 16, submitted by State Sen. Dick Saslaw, describes firearms by many characteristics. The legislation would also change what is considered an “assault firearm.” Under the proposed definition, it would include any firearm that can accept a detachable magazine and one of the following characteristics:
o a folding or telescoping stock
o a pistol grip
o a thumbhole stock
o a second handgrip or a protruding grip that can be held by the non-trigger hand
o a bayonet mount
o a grenade launcher
o a flare launcher
o a silencer
o a flash suppressor
o a muzzle brake
o a muzzle compensator
o a threaded barrel capable of accepting a silencer, flash suppressor, a muzzle brake or a muzzle compensator, or,
o any characteristic of like kind, which is left open to the individual to determine if they violate the proposed law.
Folks that just described almost every single firearm legally owned in the state of Virginia and across the United States – and “they” know this! Pistols would be subject to the same definition, except for the pistol grip. Also banned would be any firearm capable of holding more than ten rounds with a fixed magazine, shotguns with revolving cylinders, or any of the listed characteristics, and those shotguns with a fixed magazine capacity of more than seven rounds. The ban also extends to “assault firearms” parts that can be assembled into a rifle.
Virginia lawmakers proposing this legislation are already preparing “their defenses.” First, those in favor of Democratic-Disarming are citing that folks need to calm down. That these proposed bills have not been finalized, and they have yet been sent to a committee or edited. Well, I am here to say that should further worry citizens of Virginia – why would SB 16 and the others introduced need editing or discussion – socialist pens wrote the words and the thoughts originated from their collective Left-brains.
The “catch-all” clause written into these Virginia state bills that attacks every single firearm within the state is written as follows “the capacity of a firearm to accept a magazine that detaches outside of the pistol grip.” That clearly states that if YOU have a semi-automatic pistol that has the capacity or capability to accept a magazine that holds more than 10-rounds, it is illegal for you to possess that firearm – and doing so would immediately make you a felon in the state of Virginia. The bill doesn’t state that if you own the gun with a magazine that holds more than 10-rounds, but if it can do so. Again, every firearm can keep more than 10-rounds, and these socialist, disarming Democrats know this! This is their plan! To leave the state of Virginia with almost no firearms or 2nd Amendment protections!
The vagueness of this legislation is purposeful – leaving the interpretation to the Left and allowing them and their Liberal-like minds to classify any and every firearm as an assault weapon based on its ability to accept or hold certain materials or receive specific alterations. Folks, I don’t know about you, but allowing Liberals to dictate policy based on their interpretations is like putting the wolves in charge of the henhouse.
In the words of Ron Popeil, “but wait, there’s more.” And perhaps the most disturbing legislation is SB 67, proposed by State Rep. Lee Carter. No law is valid unless it is enforced. Given the vast and vague interpretations contained within these proposed bills, countless Virginians would be in direct violation and subject to instant arrest. Local and state law enforcement, employees of the Commonwealth of Virginia, are to be tasked in knocking on the doors of their neighbors, disarming and stripping them of their legally obtained and owned firearms, and arresting all that refuse. But wait, what if they refuse to carry out such a forceful and unconstitutional attack?
According to SB 67, any agency of government official who refuses to comply with the rules of his or her employment will be immediately terminated and shall be immediately ineligible for further work. What is being told to law enforcement by the Lunatic Left is this – if you want to keep your job, if you’re going to keep your pensions if you’re going to keep your healthcare, we are going to force you to carry out and enforce unconstitutional laws in the state of Virginia.
After carefully reading these proposed bills, let me be clear: this has nothing to do with gun control or gun safety. This has nothing to do with keeping the citizens of the state of Virginia safer from a gun-related attack. Instead, the agenda of the Left is this – to utterly disarm every citizen of Virginia and curtail and erase the rights and protections against the government outlined within the 2nd Amendment! Almost every rifle, pistol, and a shotgun within the state would immediately be illegal, and classifying their possessor as a criminal, an overnight felon!
Ralph Northam, Governor of Virginia, has issued many statements that this is about safety – it is not! Every word of every sentence of these proposed bills is unequivocally UNCONSTITUTIONAL! The Supreme Court of the United States has already made clear the position of the court regarding this – Heller vs. DC (2008) clearly states that “the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to possess firearms independent of service in a state militia and to use firearms for traditionally lawful purposes, including self-defense within the home.”
Governor Northam and others have debated on whether to include a grandfather clause, allowing for those who currently possess certain firearms to maintain ownership until death – but restricting their ability to be sold or transferred. Let me tell you this, the citizens of Virginia are not interested in a grandfather clause. What if the American patriots and our Founding Fathers accepted a grandfather clause from the British – allowing for their immediate freedom, but restricting and prohibiting that right from being transferred or extended into the future? If our founders accepted such an offer, today, we would be discussing Brexit, and debating Prince Andrew and his proclivities for young girls over high tea!
Ladies and gentlemen, the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights were written by our Founding Fathers to separate the powers of the people and their government. These protections again were put into place to protect the citizens of our country from local, state, and federal governments should they become tyrannical! Well, today, the Liberals in the state of Virginia have become just that – TYRANTS; hell-bent on disarming the citizens of the state and rendering them helpless against those charged in protecting their life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. As a neighbor to the south in the state of North Carolina, a fellow gun-owner, and protector of the Second Amendment, I charge each one of you with joining our brothers in sisters to resist this violent purge of their protections. This will not stop with Virginia – this is just the beginning! The LEFT KNOW NO LIMITS!
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