Skip to comments.Virginia's Second Amendment Attack
Posted on 12/25/2019 3:58:40 AM PST by Kaslin
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam apologized for his medical school blackface stunt, but he will have much more to apologize for if he signs into law a bill that attacks Virginia citizens' Second Amendment rights. The measure is Senate Bill 16, which would ban "assault" firearms and certain firearm magazines. Since Democrats have seized control of Virginia's General Assembly, they are likely to push hard for strict gun control laws. Those laws will have zero impact on Virginia's criminals and a heavy impact on Virginia's law-abiding citizens who own, or intend to own, semi-automatic weapons for hunting or their protection. As a friend once explained to me, "I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop."
I am proud of my fellow Virginians' response to the attack on their Second Amendment rights. Firearm owners in the state have joined with sheriffs to form Second Amendment sanctuary counties. That means local authorities will be required to protect Second Amendment rights in the face of any attempt by Virginia's General Assembly to abrogate those rights. Eighty-six counties -- over 90% -- in the Virginia commonwealth have adopted Second Amendment sanctuary resolutions. Spotsylvania County's board of supervisors voted unanimously to approve a resolution declaring that county police will not enforce state-level gun laws that violate Second Amendment rights.
Sheriff Chad Cubbage said, "Be it be known that the Page Sheriff hereby declares Page County, Virginia, as a 'Second Amendment Sanctuary,' and that the Page County Sheriff hereby declares its intent to oppose any infringement on the right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms." Culpeper County Sheriff Scott Jenkins made a vow during a board of supervisors meeting, where the board unanimously agreed to declare the county a Second Amendment constitutional county, to "properly screen and deputize thousands of our law-abiding citizens to protect their constitutional right to own firearms."
In an attempt to appease citizen resistance, Northam suggested there would be a ban on only the sales of semi-automatic rifles. He would allow gun owners to keep their current AR-15s and similar rifles as long as they registered them. Otherwise, they must surrender the rifles. I'd urge Virginians not to fall for the registration trick. Knowing who owns what weapons is the first step to confiscation. Governor Northam further warned, "If we have constitutional laws on the books and law enforcement officers are not enforcing those laws on the books, then there are going to be consequences, but I'll cross that bridge if and when we get to it." Some Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill say that local police who do not enforce gun control laws should face prosecution and even threats of the use of the National Guard.
Virginians must heed the words and capture the spirit of their two most distinguished citizens, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, who wrote the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions. These resolutions referred to the federal government but are just as applicable to state governments in principle. They said: "Resolved, That the several States composing the United States of America, are not united on the principle of unlimited submission to their General Government ... and whensoever the General Government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force."
Too many Americans view the Second Amendment as granting Americans the right to own firearms to go hunting and for self-protection. But the framers of our Constitution had no such intent in mind. James Madison, in Federalist Paper No. 46 wrote that the Constitution preserves "the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation ... (where) the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms." Thomas Jefferson wrote: "What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms."
these lawyers are treasonous and corrupt
because the Virginia Bar protects them
from EVERY SINGLE COMPLAINT, turning
real complaints into “letters” and garbage.
The primary purpose of the 2nd Amendment is not to facilitate home & personal defense or hunting. It’s to prevent the kind of tyranny Governor Blackface and his legislative henchmen are attempting to impose on Virginians. Counties and cities in 90%+ of the Commonwealth have declared themselves #2A sanctuaries that refuse to impose the illegitimate laws. Who says a second American Revolution is not at hand?!
I’ll say it. There will be no “revolution”. Football, boobs and games will win out.
Virginians need to stop complaining about the Dems and their socialism. You voted the Dems into power, now live with them or recall them.
If dying by the tyrants bullet is my destiny, then so be it. Lord, just let me take down at least one of his demons.
I will leave Virginia in 2021, but until that time, I will not comply and I will not obey the enemys unconstitutional laws.
The 10% of VA, Democrat NOVA, dominates the state. Its where the votes are and where most people live.
Thats why VA is now Blue.
I think weve told you before, we didnt vote for this shit, so stop rubbing our noses in something that was forced on us from three liberal population centers.
You underestimate the resolve of Virginians and, at peril, their history (I’m a proud native of the Commonwealth). The state may have turned blueish/purplish because of a couple of counties hugged up to D.C., but 90%+ percent of the remainder declaring themselves #2A sanctuaries — supervisors & sheriffs — is no fluke. Virginians take their firearm rights seriously and will not surrender or register their semiautomatic weapons.
If the Democrats want them - theyll have to come get them by force.
No one will register their guns or turn them in.
If some State law is attempting to overrule the US Constitution, who gets precedent? Virginians will have to decide.
My solution is two-fold: First, if Governor Klansman-Blackface, Lt. Governor Accused Rapist and Attorney General Blackface decide to sick the National Guard on the 110 sanctuary counties and cities, Trump federalizes the Guard so this incompetent cannot. Second, these counties break away in a constitutional convention to rejoin the State of West Virginia; the people of the real Virginia have nothing in common with that suppurating pustule of Fairfax/Arlington. Leave the liberals to govern themselves and like California it will be: “what a fine mess you’ve made, Ollie”.
You are either blind or not to bright. The revolution is taking place right under your nose and for some reason because you don’t see blood in the streets you believe nothing is going on.
The Revolutionary war did not start with the battle of Lexington.Instead there were a series of events leading up to that first battle.
Go here, learn.
(Yeah, I know, don't give 'em any ideas...)
I don’t believe the Federal Gov’t can or even should interfere in what is clearly a State matter.
Personally I believe the citizens of VA are handling this perfectly.
That would be optimal!
I would say ‘Secede or die’ but the Last thing I want is to give the Democrats a new state of Northern Virginia with two guaranteed Liberal Democrat senators.
You conservative Virginians need to get busy educating your people in proper statesmanship.
This false compassion of making people dependent on the state has got to be put to death.
Nothing was “forced” on you. When less than 60% of the registered Republican voters could not take the time to show up and vote they have no one to blame but themselves.
It’s not just the Virginia Bar. I had some dealings with a corrupt lawyer (I know, redundant) in Florida who was using unfiled instruments of the court to threaten me. The Florida Bar is as corrupt as the lawyer I tried to report. Utterly useless.
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