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  • Virginia Close on Gun Ban and Confiscation

    02/21/2020 3:33:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 February, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    Virginia Second Amendment Sanctuaries in Green, 8 January, 2020 The Virginia bill to ban "assault weapons", HB 961, is highly controversial. It is one of the items credited with bringing over 22,000 Second Amendment supporters to the Virginia Capitol to lobby their legislators. 91 of 95 counties in Virginia have passed Second Amendment sanctuary resolutions, saying they will not comply with such legislation.  The Virginia legislature, with a new Democrat party majority in the House of Representatives (55-45) and the Senate (21-19) and a Democrat Governor, has been energized to pass bills long considered to be outside acceptable limits....
  • VA Democrats Pass Ban on Suppressors, ‘High Cap’ Mags, ‘Assault Weapons’

    02/11/2020 6:56:37 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Feb 2020 | AWR HAWKINS
    Democrats in Virginia’s House of Delegates passed legislation Tuesday to ban suppressors, “high capacity” magazines, and “assault weapons.” The bill, HB 961, now moves to the Virginia Senate. HB 961 originally banned certain commonly owned firearms and suppressors without exception, The NRA-ILA reports that the bill amended to secure passage. The result is that a grandfather clause was added to allow Virginians to keep their AR-15s, AK-47s, and similar rifles if they already own them. The same will apply to suppressors. However, the NRA-ILA notes that “confiscation is undoubtedly still the end goal.” There is no grandfather clause for magazines,...
  • Police clear committee room after uproar following 12-9 vote for bill targeting assault weapons, high capacity magazines

    02/07/2020 4:25:01 PM PST · by HogsBreath · 65 replies
    Roanoke News ^ | 2-7-20 | Amy Friedenberger
    House Democrats used their majority Friday to advance the most controversial gun control bill this General Assembly session, a ban on the sale of assault weapons and the possession of "high capacity" magazines of 12 or more rounds. The House Public Safety Committee backed House Bill 961 on a 12-9 party-line vote, sending it to the floor of the House of Delegates. The bill would, among other things, require Virginians to turn over or destroy ammunition magazines considered to be “high capacity” and allow the possession of centerfire assault rifles but prohibit the transfer of sale of them in most...
  • Peaceful 2nd Amendment rally in Richmond with photos

    01/20/2020 3:21:46 PM PST · by 103198 · 32 replies
    The Bull Elephant ^ | January 20, 2020 | Jeanine Martin/TBE
    Despite the Governor’s best efforts to incite and ruin the VCDL rally for Lobby Day in Richmond, the crowds were calm, patriotic, and respectful with no incidents reported. All of the left’s media outlets screamed like Chicken Little over this rally and nothing happened. They were all wrong. It is estimated that the crowd was 50,000+. At one point the crowd was estimated to be twice that amount.
  • ‘**** You!’ Elderly Man Crashes Live MSNBC Shot At Virginia Gun Rights Rally

    01/20/2020 1:44:23 PM PST · by kevcol · 49 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | January 20, 2020 | Virginia Kruta
    An elderly man shouting obscenities crashed a live MSNBC shot Monday as protesters gathered in Richmond, Virginia, for a gun rights rally. The man jumped into view behind NBC reporter Gabe Gutierrez, who was speaking to MSNBC host Hallie Jackson in the studio at the time.
  • VCDL Rally in Richmond, VA - **LIVE THREAD**

    01/20/2020 4:51:40 AM PST · by steadcom · 493 replies
    LIVE THREAD ^ | 01/20/2019 | LIVE THREAD
    some live youtube broadcasts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tXg8BZS1Cs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2U2LzBrkZjs
  • Virginia Governor Sets a Trap for Lobby Day, 20 January, 2020

    01/19/2020 4:32:14 AM PST · by marktwain · 80 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 17 January, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    Virginia Governor Sets a Trap for Lobby Day, 20 January, 2020 Second Amendment supporters face a daunting challenge in Virginia for Lobby day, at the Virginia Capitol in Richmond, on 20 January 2020.  Those who wish to disarm Virginians have created a trap to frame Second Amendment Supporters as violent white supremacists, going to Richmond to destroy duly elected government.Do not take the bait. Armed Virginians have been going to the State Capitol in Richmond to lobby to restore Second Amendment rights since 2002. The Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) has been very successful in these efforts. VCDL was instrumental...
  • 01/16/2020 - VA-ALERT: Governor Northam's Lobby Day Gun Ban (VCDL)

    01/16/2020 6:28:48 AM PST · by Perseverando · 39 replies
    VCDL.org ^ | January 16, 2020 | Philip Van Cleave
    I'm sure that everyone has now heard that Governor Northam has declared a state of emergency and banned the carrying & possession of weapons on Capitol Square in Richmond from 5:00 pm Friday, January 17 to 5:00 pm on Tuesday, January 21. VCDL believes that this gun ban is illegal. Our legal team is looking at our options and we will keep you advised as soon as we have a definitive plan. As it stands now, you can carry on 9th Street, or other nearby streets, as long as you don't go into the fenced-in Capitol grounds area (or into...
  • Gun advocates see ‘registry’ and ‘confiscation’ coming to Virginia

    01/15/2020 8:23:30 PM PST · by Perseverando · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 15, 2020 | Paul Bedard
    Despite the expansion of “gun sanctuaries” to a record 130 Virginia towns and counties Wednesday, covering most of the state, foes of gun control legislation speeding through Richmond are raising new fears they will be forced to register weapons, a move that could lead to “confiscation.” Second Amendment lobbyists and advocates reviewing the initial gun control moves by a state Senate committee credit the exploding sanctuary movement for forcing Democrats to accept some compromises, including a less strict universal background check and delay in introducing a ban on “assault weapons.” But they are concerned that even watered down gun control...
  • Live from Virginia Assembly Building

    01/13/2020 9:25:49 AM PST · by Openurmind · 33 replies
    Loose rounds ^ | Jan 13, 2020 | Shawn
    There are thousands and thousands of folks here for today’s Judiciary Committee meeting on universal background checks, red flag laws, one handgun a month law etc. I’ve seen at least a few thousand and am currently a couple hallways away from the meeting room. The committee has decided that Moms Demand Action shirt wearers get to go to the front of the line! The State Police just came out and said the committee decided they get equal representation in the meeting room! They make up less than 1% (less than 0.5% or fewer) of the line but they are going...
  • Virginia lawmakers ban guns at state Capitol

    01/10/2020 1:09:59 PM PST · by PROCON · 62 replies
    wtkr.com ^ | Jan 10, 2020 | WTVR STAFF
    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia lawmakers have voted to ban firearms at the state Capitol, the first in what’s expected to be many contentious gun votes in coming weeks. Newly empowered Democrats in the General Assembly voted Friday to ban guns at the Capitol and a legislative office building, saying the move was needed to protect public safety.
  • RICHMOND: THE MOTHER OF ALL BUFFALO JUMPS (Matt Bracken)

    01/07/2020 1:00:11 PM PST · by Perseverando · 144 replies
    American Partisan ^ | January 07, 2020 | Matt Bracken
    Richmond: The Mother of All Buffalo Jumps The more I ponder the mass demonstration being promoted by the Virginia Citizens Defense League for the annual Lobby Day at the Richmond Capitol, the more it looks like a disaster in the making. I wish it were otherwise, but I see many times more downside risk than possible upside benefit. Even if Virginia Senate Bill 16 is passed, banning nearly all semi-automatic firearms, the new law will be challenged in court, and given the potential dire outcomes, the case will rapidly ascend to the SCOTUS. This process will take years, and Governor...
  • Gun ‘sanctuaries’ compared to slavery, ‘dangerous,’ ‘ugly,’ ‘disturbing’

    01/05/2020 9:38:58 PM PST · by Perseverando · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 05, 2020 | Paul Bedard
    A new line of attack on Virginia’s fast-growing gun sanctuary movement, which is propelling similar pro-gun efforts in other states, compares it to slavery, drawing criticism from movement leaders who have won support in 91% of the state’s counties. In the latest Washington Post slam on the movement, dubbed “vigilantism” in a recent editorial, the paper gave space Sunday to a critic who said the “thinking” behind the organic movement is what propelled slavery and opposed the civil rights movement. Peter Galuszka called the movement “disturbing,” “reactionary,” “hysteria,” “ugly,” and “dangerous.” In linking it to slavery, he wrote, “A sad...
  • 01/05/2020 - VA-ALERT: Prince William pulling a fast one, action items, more... (Virginia)

    01/05/2020 9:06:16 PM PST · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    VCDL.org ^ | January 05, 2020 | Philip Van Cleave
    1. ACTION ITEM: Prince William County trying to pull a fast one on a sanctuary repeal vote on Tuesday, January 7 2. ACTION ITEM: Highland County to vote on sanctuary resolution on Wednesday, January 8! 3. Reminder: Virginia Beach to vote on sanctuary resolution on Monday, January 6! 4. ACTION ITEM: Clarke County to vote on sanctuary resolution on Monday, January 6! 5. RSVP for Pre-Lobby Day Dinner on Sunday, January 19 1. ACTION ITEM: Prince William County trying to pull a fast one on a sanctuary repeal vote on Tuesday, January 7 In order to sneak by a vote...
  • Guns, gaming, budget highlight session as Democrats take charge (Virginia

    01/04/2020 8:03:22 PM PST · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | January 03, 2020 | MEL LEONOR and MICHAEL MARTZ
    The start of a new decade is propelling Virginia into a new era of political control, a reality that will be on full display Wednesday when lawmakers return to Richmond for the start of a 60-day General Assembly session. Democrats who will take over the House and Senate are eager to move ahead on their agenda, as Republicans work to push back while exploring how they might chart a return to power. It will be the most racially and ethnically diverse legislature in Virginia’s history, and for the first time, a woman will be at the helm of its...
  • 2nd Amendment Sanctuary Movement Sweeps State, Galvanizes Local Citizens (Virginia)

    01/04/2020 6:55:55 PM PST · by Perseverando · 20 replies
    Crozet Gazette ^ | January 03, 2020 | Lisa Martin
    The top of the photo shows three commonly owned AR-15 rifles (displayed at Albemarle County Firearms) which would be banned under proposed Virginia laws for having features such as a pistol grip, folding stock, and flash suppressor. If those features were removed, the weapon would be legal. By contrast, the gun at the bottom is a hunting rifle, which can deal two or three times the damage of the weapons above, but would not be banned under the proposed legislation because it is a bolt-action weapon instead of a semi-automatic. Photo: Lisa Martin. Following Governor Ralph Northam’s 2019 promise...
  • VA Gov. Northam’s Proposed Gun Confiscation Squad

    01/04/2020 3:34:58 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 60 replies
    Liberty Nation ^ | 5 Jan, 2020 | Scott D. Cosenza, Esq.
    The Virginia governor’s new budget reveals funding for a new team of anti-gun cops. Like the 2011 Virginia earthquake, gun control proposals rumble through the Commonwealth once again. The latest is Governor Ralph Northam’s (D) budget proposal, which includes – among other things – what sure seems to be funding for a gun confiscation squad. Democrats showed their intent to turn Virginia from a state that broadly respects the rights of its residents to bear arms to one that seizes and destroys those guns right after the November elections. Over 100 cities and counties have declared “sanctuary” pledges to uphold...
  • 2020 Virginia General Assembly Bills pertaining to "Weapons" and the "Paramilitary Activities Penalty" Bill

    01/04/2020 1:43:41 PM PST · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    Virginia's Legislative Information System ^ | January 04, 2020 | Unattributed
    I just did a search on the "Virginia's Legislative Information System," website and listed under the Bill Subject Index, these are the "Weapons" related active Bills for 2020 (so far): 2020 SESSIONWeapons HB 72 Children; allowing access to firearms by children. recklessly leaving loaded, unsecured firearm. HB 78 Firearms; purchase, possession, and transporting following certain convictions. HB 161 Carrying a concealed handgun; permit not required. HB 162 Firearm-free zones designated by the Commonwealth or a locality; waiver of sovereign immunity. HB 224 Carrying a concealed handgun; permit not required. SB 13 Capitol Square; possessing or transporting a weapon within Square,...
  • Ralph Northam’s Losing Battle on Sanctuaries (Virginia)

    01/04/2020 10:20:34 AM PST · by Perseverando · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | January 02, 2020 | Cam Edward
    Virginia Governor Ralph Northam speaks to gun control activists at a rally by Moms Demand Action and other family members of shooting victims outside of the Virginia State Capitol Building in Richmond, Va., July 9, 2019. (Michael A. McCoy/Reuters) His attempt to enforce unpopular and unconstitutional gun-control laws is doomed to failure.Ralph Northam is about to make the biggest tactical mistake in Virginia since Cornwallis decided to park his army at Yorktown. With his attempt to force local commonwealth’s attorneys and sheriffs in Second Amendment sanctuaries to enforce his unconstitutional gun laws, Governor Northam is setting himself up for...
  • Virginia Is Ground Zero in the War over Gun Control

    01/04/2020 6:57:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 4, 2020 | Melanie Kowalski
    When Democrats won control of both houses of the Virginia Legislature November 5, 2019, Virginia gun-owners got a rude wake-up call. Now that wake-up call is spreading to gun-owners throughout the rest of the 49 states. In July 2019, Gov. Ralph Northam proposed a package of eight proposals that would tighten Virginia's gun laws, known as some of the least restrictive in the country. Currently, Virginia's gun control measures of merit ban the sale of firearms only to high-risk individuals and those convicted of domestic violence. However, the proposals would turn the least restrictive into what some would call dangerously...