Skip to comments.Gov.Ralph Northam confirms...already 'working on' gun confiscation now that Democrats are in control
Posted on 11/08/2019 10:48:13 AM PST by Red Badger
Elections do, indeed, have consequences.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) of blackface fame boasted this week that his party is ready to implement an array of gun control measures in the commonwealth now that Democrats control all three branches of government, and his administration is already "working on" a plan for confiscating so-called "assault weapons" from law-abiding gun owners.
What are the details?
The Washington Post reported Wednesday that Northam wants to bring back eight "common-sense" gun control measures that Republicans shot down during a special session in July, prioritizing "universal background checks, banning the sale of assault weapons 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."
When asked directly about whether he is supportive of confiscating "assault weapons from gun owners" Northam replied, "That's something I'm working [on] with our secretary of public safety. I'll work with the gun violence activists, and we'll work [on] that. I don't have a definitely plan today."
On Tuesday, Virginia voters handed Democrats total control of the commonwealth's General Assembly flipping both the Senate and the House of Delegates from red to blue majorities. The Democratic Party now controls not only Virginia's legislature, but holds the governorship, lieutenant governorship, attorney general, and both U.S. Senate seats.
Northam believes the results from Tuesday's election shows Virginia is now a solid Democratic stronghold. When a reporter referred to the commonwealth as "a pretty purple state" during a cabinet meeting Wednesday, the governor pushed back, according to The Post.
"The is a blue state," Northam said. "I made that announcement last night...So Virginia's blue. I want everybody to know that." Anything else?
CNBC reported that Everytown for Gun Safety a gun control-advocacy group largely bankrolled by billionaire Michael Bloomberg "spent $2.5 million this year to influence voters in Virginia versus approximately $300,000 by the NRA, which has its headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia."
H/T: The Daily Wire
Correction: This story originally labeled Northam as a Republican. He is a Democrat. The story has been updated.
I hope he gets what he deserves.
Maybe he needs to look at New York's Sullivan laws.
Well. Time for Republicans and the NRA to “forum” shop and SUE to stop EVERY LEGISLATIVE IDEA coming out of Virginia.
First day in power, first thing they do is take people’s means of defense away.
PAY ATTENTION PEOPLE.
This story originally labeled Northam as a Republican. He is a Democrat.Dont feel bad about that, people at The Blaze; the liberal media did that way before you did, particularly when the revelations about Northam and blackface surfaced.
Virginia is a big state with a ton of gun owners. This should be interesting.
Microcosm of will happen when a Democrat is elected president.
“The is a blue state,” Northam said. “I made that announcement last night...So Virginia’s blue. I want everybody to know that.”
And by blue he means red, as in communist red, as the map was years ago when first introduced until the Ministry of Propaganda realized their error of truthiness.
Less compliance than CT and NY which both have very low compliance.
Someone here provided a state-wide total vote count that indicated that Va. went to the Dark Side as a result of recent gerrymandering...
I hope he gets what he deserves like Mussolini got what he deserved. And his liberal socialist wife right next to him.
Relocate agencies to the hinderlands
Demise the entrenched voting block.
The radical socialist Dems just keep pushing. They never stop and conservatives didn’t fight with the same zeal. Unless trends change, we are all going to be silenced and criminalized.
Virginia is a state that just ceded their gun rights to the state.
I guess they are also "working on" acquiring boxcars too.
Amendment XIV Section 3
“The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution...”
Article VI of the Constitution
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