‘Prefiled’ VA Anti-Paramilitary Edict Reaffirms Tyrants Fear Armed Citizens

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U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- A Virginia bill for the 2020 legislative session prefiled by State Senator Louise Lucas on Nov. 21 aims to outlaw the right to train to act in concert with others to defend the community, state, and country against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Senate Bill No. 64 aims to prohibit and penalize “paramilitary activity,” declaring “A person is guilty of … a Class 5 felony if he:

“1. Teaches or demonstrates to any other person the use, application, or making of any firearm, explosive, or incendiary device, or technique capable of causing injury or death to persons, knowing or having reason to know or intending that such training will be employed for use in, or in furtherance of, a civil disorder; or
2. Assembles with one or more persons for the purpose of training with, practicing with, or being instructed in the use of any firearm, explosive, or incendiary device, or technique capable of causing injury or death to persons, intending to employ such training for use in, or in furtherance of, a civil disorder; or
3. Assembles with one or more persons with the intent of intimidating any person or group of persons by drilling, parading, or marching with any firearm, any explosive or incendiary device, or any components or combination thereof.”

1 and 2 presuppose the “civil disorder” hasn’t been precipitated by a government violence monopoly intent on usurping unconstitutional power and ignoring human rights, such as the newly Democrat-controlled State of Virginia is doing with its feeding frenzy of disarmament edicts. As the Declaration of Independence made (and still makes) clear:

“That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”

Item 3 recalls the “eye of the beholder” adage.

It’s true that the Constitution, through the Second Amendment and through powers delegated to Congress and the President, define Founding intent for “the Militia of the several States.” What’s also true is those in power recognize the threat such a system poses to their continued and growing depredations, and have deliberately undermined “the whole people” with “unorganized militia” weasel-wording that leaves them sidelined while a de facto standing army exists to do the enforcement bidding of parasites intent on securing their rule over “the Blessings of Liberty.”

As Constitutional law attorney and authority Edwin Vieira, Jr., reasons:

“This institution is truly chimerical, because no constitutional Militia, by historical legal definition in America, can ever be a ‘militia’ and ‘unorganized’ at the very same time, any more than a circle can ever be a square.”

That means the Militia envisioned by George Mason is left unprovisioned, leaderless and untrained, and citizens attempting to rectify that are being declared unlawful.

A politician like Lucas can get away with that and expect nothing but support from her constituents. The demographics of her district have guaranteed her over 90% of the vote for as long as she cares to run since there are no term limits for her office. And that, of course, is the way Virginia and other states are going with the deliberate political manipulation to favor Democrats, although to point that out with real-world experience and numbers puts hapless Cassandras at risk of being smeared as “haters.”

If this diktat gets enacted, expect it to be used more as a weapon to intimidate citizens from training together. Expect even more infiltration of such groups by agents provocateur and confidential informants, including coerced friends and relatives, and orchestrated busts for the media of loose-lipped low-hanging fruit to scare the public into believing patriots are domestic terrorists.

Before getting too discouraged over that, don’t forget this has long been the case and serious men know that and exercise caution. What this really proves is that armed citizens scare the hell out of those who would rule – and I’m not necessarily talking about tools like Lucas and her enablers, who probably haven’t thought things through, but about the string-pullers who exercise real power. That’s why they are so fixated on eviscerating the Second Amendment, because they know that just as arms in moral hands can deter, repel and overcome individual attackers, so too does that work on a societal scale.

They know who the figure lying on the ground in the Virginia State Seal represents and they’ll burn the world to keep it from happening to them. What’s important is for a critical mass of our countrymen to know that, too.

About David Codrea:David Codrea

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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It appears any Mom or Dad who opposes government overreach verbally and so documented, as here, (“civil” discord), and teaches their children in firearms and tactics, not only are they deemed guilty of a felony under this draconian Poobah, but the children too?

Yep, King George’s offspring have returned to VA!


Exactly. This law may be pitched as only applying to redneck apocalypse militias and even ANTIFA, but it was written to be applied to the average Judeo-Christian family, recreational shooters, martial arts enthusiasts, and politically minded citizens.


This law would effectively ban concealed carry classes, gun safety classes, hunter safety classes and so on. Blatantly unconstitutional but it is hard to get SCOTUS to stop these attacks. These parties are creating the atmosphere for another civil/revolutionary war.


Stop relying on SCOTUS for our rights. We need to stop these people before they write these unconstitutional laws. Fight them at the ballot box. Just because they won a popularity contest doesn’t mean they are mentally fit for the job.


They are a bunch of psychopathic control freaks. Best vote for them from about 300 yards.

Will Flatt

The mask has come off!! Everyone can now see the Commiecrats in VA for who they really are: little Joe Stalins!! This bill outlaws even assemblies of “ONE” for ANY training purpose, most notably PERSONAL PRACTICE. Shoot your gun for practice and you become an instant outlaw, and they will presume to conduct seizures! THIS IS AN INTOLERABLE ACT, JUST AS COLONIAL AMERICA EXPERIENCED!! NOW WE NEED MODERN SONS OF LIBERTY TO COVERTLY ORGANIZE, TRAIN, AND DEVELOP PLANS. If these modern-day tyrants want to push us into war, then I say we NEED to BRING IT TO THEM the instant… Read more »


They fired more then the first shot at Ruby Ridge and Waco. And what about what they pulled on the residents affected by Hurrican Katrina…It’s way past the time of resistance. The founding fathers started a revolution over a 2% tax. Where are we today on that subject? 50%? 100%. I say 100% because NONE of the “Money” we are using today has ANY REAL value.

Deplorable Bill

The kind of reasoning against everyone who is not an official in Va. puts them in the same league as Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot. The common link is they are all tyrants. Even ole king George acted like this before and during the war for freedom and independence. When Yamamoto was asked why he did not invade the contental United States? He answered: “There would be a gun behind every blade of grass.” As the American citizen was armed then, we are all the more so now. Seems it would be a good idea for those in authority to… Read more »


“Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while Evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed….. I’d say we have been putting up with it for a LONG time. Dick Act, 1934 NFA, 1968 GCA, 1986 BSA(bullshit act) and on and on and on and on and on and on…Our money is phony, our food is fake, our water is contaminated, our skies are being polluted…the list is endless.


It’s time to get er done!


Dear Deplorable, THAT was a perfect letter! I am very inspired by your reasoning and FACTS. Dennis William Dullea


The right to bear arms
The right to free speech
The right to freely assemble.
Anything else we should remind them of before hanging?


I say utilize the Nicolae Ceaușescu method.

Ej harbet

Vlad teppes!


Obscure and yet poignant. I liked it.


I am a firm advocate of eschewing the use of the hemp as a means of execution, at least specifically for those who would attempt to take away our right to the lawful use of arms. I find the implementation of the wwll proven. cheap, and very effecive firing squad to be far more suitable for such situations. Facing the very means they would deny their peers should provide an extra measure of caution to any who would lend their aid to the denial of our God-given right to those tools. They fear the gun? Fine; Let that fear be… Read more »

Ej harbet

Something i just thought of,a fixture which holds the condemned with a single shot firing device in 45acp. Lock them in and load a single hollow point. Upon arming the circuit at a random moment a keystroke on a computer by some unknown person will fire the 45 thru mr dirtbags skull.
Killing a person scars the soul of the one doing it so its best done by someone who didnt know his action caused death

Dave in Fairfax

Eh, I appreciate your consideration of the psychic pain that might attache to the act, but I was taught that a man has to be willing to put down his own dog.
Killing isn’t something that should be done lightly, but at the same time it needs to have it’s meaning respected. Obscuring the act is not respectful of its weight, and seems a bit to PC for me to be comfortable with. Many things we’ve done have “uncomfortable” but they bring us to where, and who, we are.


The FREEDOM HATING NAZIS in Virginia have taken control!!! When will the People AWAKEN???


Thirty 2nd Amendment sanctuaries counting!


Isn’t that about half the counties?

Dave in Fairfax

CL, 95 counties 39 independent cities.


“2. Assembles with one or more persons for the purpose of training with, practicing with, or being instructed in the use of any… technique capable of causing injury or death to persons”

Time to have a man-to-man talk with little Billy about why you won’t be bringing him to Tae Kwon Do class anymore.


It is all about people who want to control, in order to avoid being controlled. Exactly what our Constitution tries to prevent.


Agreed, Vince. The scary thing to me is that we have a growing electorate who is OK with government growth and control over their everyday lives. In one poll, a majority of Millennials favor socialism. Even more of Gen Z believes in big government and taking from people who “have too much.” Only the earliest born of Gen Z is voting now. Gen X has not been a voting force, with the lowest voting participation of current generations. They’re the best educated but the least interested (and in my unscientific observation, the most gullible.) Things could change as Gen X’ers… Read more »


Yep, it’s looking grim all right. FOR THEM! Because all of those David Hogg types are painting bullseyes on their foreheads and there are LOTS of Millennials arming up to stay free. A lot of them are realizing early on they are SLAVES.


It sure looks like the proposed legislation would make a felon out of a dad teaching his child or spouse how to use a firearm.


Virginia Democrats have proposed and will vote on a law that outlaws 85% of the semiauto center fire rifles in existence, 90% of rifle parts and every pistol with a threaded barrel, not for public safety, but simply to disarm the populace. These tyrants will turn millions into felons, as there is no grandfathering, and citizens will not destroy or surrender their legally acquired firearms.

It is almost like they are trying to provoke a violent response, only to cite that as a reason to illegally disarm citizens.


@USA – See the JPFO website. There is no religion behind these political acts, in fact these people simply use religion as just another tool to increase their power. Claiming that jews are behind some nefarious scheme just makes you, and the rest of us by association, look like ignorant, prejudiced pigs. Please refrain from such claims unless you have hard proof.
On the other hand your first two sentences are spot on.


Well, I’m sure the anti-gunners will argue that the Declaration is not US law, nor in our Constitutional rights. This appears to be another step by the left to continue to isolate conservative gun owners and make them seem to be the radical ones. This could certainly backfire on them if the law were used against the ANTIFA crowd who has used all of the tactics covered by the law. Frankly, I think the right has shown remarkable restraint. One side of the US Congress has spent almost 4 yrs trying to undo an election and uses made up evidence,… Read more »

Ej harbet

First blood of my family for the usa was shed in Virginia during the revolution.ironic that.


Check out NH RSA 111:15– “No organization, society, club, post, order, league or other combination of persons, or civil group, or any members thereof, are authorized to assume any semblance of military organization or character by bearing or possessing rifles, pistols, sabres, clubs, or military weapons of any kind, or wearing a military uniform of any kind.”

The law goes on to define this as a crime and provide for confiscation of weapons.

Somehow this was passed in 1981 and is still on the books. Don’t know if it has ever been enforced.



Who wrote such 2A unconstitutional garbage? And it is garbage. See Article III Section III of the Constitution of the United States: “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court. The Congress shall have power to declare the punishment of treason, but no attainder of treason shall work corruption of blood, or forfeiture except during the life of the… Read more »


Right and it’s been on the books for almost 40 years. Makes me wonder how many other states have similar provisions that we don’t know about.


What you see before you is just a primer. There are some really nefarious creatures waiting in the wings that want to do far more than just get at your guns. They want your Constitutional rights: all of them. Job one is to get the guns, where resistance will be made minimal. Job two is to get at your free speech, where your outcry will made illegal. Then will come the domino effect, where the rest will be made that much easier to capture and destroy. One of the more strategical things they are looking to accomplish is to change… Read more »


We the people need to get started doing what is the inevitable. We don’t have time to wait on the voting.


Blatant unconstitutional garbage. It reeks of fear.


Both are good reads.


Thank You Sir

Ryben Flynn

It will be very hard for Bloomy and the anti-gunners to flip South Carolina as mentioned in the first link. We are solid RED.


Seems to me Virginia were not much different not that long ago.

Part of the problem in Virginia is that so many FedGov workers have oozed across the river and into Virginia. Kee should have pressed the attack when he had the chance, and overrun DC in its entirety, and captured most of the Union army. But at that stage of the game he was focused on a defensive war, not an offensive one.

Ain’t hindsight great?


While there are no penalties for violating the ultimate law of the U.S. – the Constitution, Patriots will remember Ms.Louise Lucas when we round up the traitors!
Sic semper tyrannis


I think senator Lucas copied her bill out of the communist manifesto.


Edwin Vieira’s book, Thirteen Words should be read by everyone to understand what has REALLY happened to the 2nd amendment. I’d say just get together with whoever, make sure you’re wearing “normal” clothing and screw them.


@CL – We’re just training for IDPA, 3-Gun or whatever. Possibly we are training to be able to work together with our neighbors in the event of riots or other organized violence – story is that we are just studying police tactics because police obviously train for just such situations with minimal violence or casualties on either side. It could not possibly be that we wish to understand the tactics of those who might be deployed to control us… Similar story if one is studying military tactics, maneuvers or techniques. “Just learning from the best!” No intent to engage in… Read more »


At first glance this sounds like a bunch of silly blather. One can still teach, train and gather or march as long as known intent is not to intimidate or engage in “civil disturbance”. I train for fun, competitive skills, and ability to safely engage in self defense if necessary. Cross over of those skills and tools to defense against tyranny are simply a coincidence. I don’t doubt that at least some juries will believe they can read the intent inside another’s heart, but absent clear statements by the accused – no proof of intent can possibly be provided. Unfortunately… Read more »


And of course bankrupt you if they charge you with violating their EDICTS. These are NOT laws. The are the edicts of psychopathic control freaks.