Resistance Builds Against Gun Control Extremism at Both Ends of the Nation

Disgraced Governor Ralph Northam
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has declared a ‘Temporary emergency' prohibiting guns at Capitol Square in Richmond, a move that gun rights proponents believe is illegal.

U.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- Anti-gun Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has declared a “temporary emergency” and banned all firearms from Capitol Square in advance of an anticipated “massive rally” of Second Amendment activists—a move the Virginia Citizens Defense League believes is illegal— and anti-rights politicians in Washington state are pushing an ominous bill that could be a bad omen for gun owners elsewhere.

Northam’s declaration appears to fall within the parameters of a state law passed a few years ago that places limits on emergency declarations by the governor. Under the language contained in § 44-146.15:

“Nothing in this chapter is to be construed to:

(3) Empower the Governor, any political subdivision, or any other governmental authority to in any way limit or prohibit the rights of the people to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by Article I, Section 13 of the Constitution of Virginia or the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States, including the otherwise lawful possession, carrying, transportation, sale, or transfer of firearms except to the extent necessary to ensure public safety in any place or facility designated or used by the Governor, any political subdivision of the Commonwealth, or any other governmental entity as an emergency shelter or for the purpose of sheltering persons…”(emphasis added)

In a prepared statement, VCDL advised grassroots activists, “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 any of the government buildings). There will be 17 magnetometers to speed up security for those wishing to be on the Capitol grounds, which puts you near the stage. You CAN have a knife with a blade LESS THAN 3 inches. Again, wait for final word on the Capitol grounds gun-ban situation over the weekend.

“Every year since 2002,” the statement adds, “VCDL has come to the General Assembly to peacefully assemble and lobby our elected officials on Martin Luther King Day. The only difference this year is that the crowd size is expected to be significantly larger due to the Democrat leadership's promise to pass draconian gun control laws that would adversely affect law-abiding citizens while having minimal impact on criminals.

“The Governor claimed in his Executive Order that there has been credible intelligence gathered suggesting that the purpose of many of the participants in VCDL's Lobby Day is not to peacefully assemble but instead is to foment “violence, rioting, and insurrection.” Yet, neither the Governor nor any of his law enforcement has informed VCDL of any of these alleged threats.”

Ammoland reached out to Van Cleave, but he did not immediately respond.

While the drama plays out in Virginia, anti-gun-rights Democrats have launched yet another effort to further ratchet down on Evergreen State gun owners. Legislation has been introduced to create a “Washington Office of Firearm Violence Prevention.” Its sponsors are perennial anti-gun Seattle-area Democrat Senators Manka Dhingra, Jamie Pedersen, David Frockt, Reuven Carlyle, Claire Wilson, Patty Kuderer and Mona Das.

Several Washington State gun control bills have been introduced or carried over from 2019, and all are sponsored by Democrats.

Washington State Capitol building, Olympia.

Gun rights activists planning to gather Friday at the state capitol in Olympia will loudly oppose Senate Bill 6288, which may appear designed to fill a funding gap in Seattle caused by a dramatic shortfall in anticipated revenue from a 2015-adopted “gun violence tax” in the Jet City. That tax—$25 on the sale of every firearm, plus 5 cents for every round of centerfire ammunition and 2 cents for every rimfire round sold—was supposed to have raised between $300,000 and $500,000 annually. But revenue never went beyond the first year grab of $103,766. The money has declined ever since. Seattle was going to use the money to fund “gun violence research” and prevention efforts.

Buried in the language of SB 6288—which does not include language to explain how this new bureaucracy will be funded—is this provision: “The office will also administer the Washington firearm violence intervention and prevention grant program which will provide for intentional, coordinated, and sustained investments in evidence-based violence reduction strategies to reduce the human and financial costs of firearm violence…

“Program grants shall be made on a competitive basis to cities that are disproportionately impacted by violence, and to community based organizations that serve the residents of those cities. Where appropriate, two or more cities may submit joint applications to better address regional problems.”

But a state-level “Office of Firearm Violence Prevention” (the word “gun” has disappeared) is something new, and it is widely known Washington has become a testing ground for all sorts of gun control experimentation. If this bureaucracy takes root in Washington, watch for the idea to be proposed in other states.

At the same time, the State Senate is also considering SB 6294, which would require—for the first time in state history—training as a prerequisite for obtaining a concealed pistol license. A hearing on this bill and SB 6077, which bans so-called “high capacity magazines, is scheduled Monday, Jan. 20 at 10 a.m. before the Senate Law and Justice Committee. Washington has had licensed concealed carry since 1935 and “The right of the individual citizen to bear arms in defense of himself, or the state” is enshrined in the state constitution, adopted in 1889. That right “shall not be impaired.”

In the state House, Democrats are sponsoring House Bill 2519, which would require background checks for ammunition sales. Would that be considered an “impairment?”

As previously reported by AmmoLand News, criminal violence involving firearms has actually gone up in Washington State, rather than declined as contended by the gun prohibition lobby, since the state began tightening its gun control laws, starting in 2014.

From all indications, anti-gun-rights extremism is on a collision course with grassroots activism on both coasts, and the common denominator is that Democrats hold legislative majorities in Virginia and Washington.

In Virginia, some predict tens of thousands of angry Commonwealth gun owners will descend on Richmond after more than 100 counties, cities and smaller municipalities have declared themselves “Second Amendment Sanctuaries.” This prospect evidently has Northam and his Democrat colleagues worried, although VCDL President Philip Van Cleave is counseling calm.

“The eyes of the nation and the world are on Virginia and VCDL right now,” he said in the prepared statement, “and we must show them that gun owners are not the problem. Lead by example.”


About Dave WorkmanDave Workman

Dave Workman is a senior editor at TheGunMag.com and Liberty Park Press, author of multiple books on the Right to Keep & Bear Arms and formerly an NRA-certified firearms instructor.

 

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We are NOT OWNED

However in the news right now Northam is still pushing forward with his anti second amendment Tyrannical B.S. wannabe human control bills, SO you all didn’t stop or prevent one Fing thing. You all did absolutely nothing. You didn’t change anybodies minds and the bills are still going forward so not only was it nothing but a big waste of tax payers money you didn’t show any of these Libtards one Fing thing except at the end of the day you still didn’t have the balls to actually stand up to them, and they already knew that. They don’t give… Read more »

2WarAbnVet
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2WarAbnVet

Democrats continue to prove that they, “don’t need no steenkin’ Constitution!”

Hankus
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Hankus

Have you Virginians began a recall vote on his ass yet? Do it. Keep doing it.

Superman
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Superman

‘Government narcotics smuggling and sales’? What drugs are YOU on?

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

Clark, I believe that he is referring to sting operations, a common police tactic, that you should be aware of.

Will
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Will

GOA is the real deal and have many irons in the fire at the same once. They are fighting for our 2A civil rights and freedoms 24/7/365. GOA does what the former NRA never could or would.

Intrceptor
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Intrceptor

I’m an NRA life member and, strangely, they haven’t bothered me for money very often. That’s a good thing because I ignore those requests have been contributing monthly to GOA for about a year now.

Oldmarine
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Oldmarine

Northam has made himself a State and Federal FELON by violating the first sentence of his Oath of Office. Punishable by 4 years minimum in Federal prison. Why hasn’t the State Attorney filed charges against him.
A criminal trying to make everyone a criminal.

If you are from Virginia you a have the right to charge him, then it’s up to the Attorney General to prosecute him and it costs you NOTHING but a little effort. Win or loose it will cost him his career.

tetejaun
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tetejaun

USA, you have pulled back the curtain.
Just as we had crisis actors in Sandy Hook ( We all saw them laughing and joking until they realized the cameras were on them. Also, there are NO graves for the children).

MICHAEL J
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MICHAEL J

Washington state, Oregon, Colorado ,New York, New Jersey, Virginia, are all in lockstep with California as their poster child. It isn’t just the govenors, its their attorney generals who are allowing this attack on our rights as Americans. Not one has come out against this tyranny. And it appears democrats do not like the common people to speak out against them.

tetejaun
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tetejaun

True. NO communist democrat cares what our U.S. Constitution or state constitution says.
ALL they care about is absolute, totalitarian power.

jack mac
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jack mac

USA: You are pointing out a consequence of having a legally established underclass of free citizens. Everyone must legally treat the prohibited underclass as such or be so subjugated. Felony conviction is not the only criteria used to so subjugate. It should be obvious that if a government has the power to deny a right from some citizens, it has the power to deny rights from any citizen. It should be noticed that public servants are attempting to deny rights from all private citizens.

Ryben Flynn
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Ryben Flynn

Once O’Rourke spilled the beans the Democrats decided why lie anymore, they’re coming for our guns one way or another.

RJL
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RJL

“Gun Safety” another code word for “Gun Control”, which is nothing more than People Control right out of the Communist play book. A recommended read is the TheNakedCommunist_byWCleonSkousen published 1958. I refer you to page 401″ Current Communist Goals”, 41 are stated, many of the goals have been accomplished, a few do not hold true, considering 62 years have passed. Again, the basic foundations were set in motion over 6 decades ago, many of which still ring true today… Socialism>Communism>Gun Control=Disarmament=Extermination… The Impoverished Deadly Agenda…As history has proven…. It is the political power play, ‘Do What I Say Not What… Read more »

JohnBored
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JohnBored

The Governor is hoping a lot of people will ignore his declaration and give him an excuse to paint freedom loving Americans as law breakers. He may even want an actual shooting incident to bolster his position. Second Amendment supporters should be very careful and not give him any incident that he could use to further his position

hippybiker
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hippybiker

It is now almost at the point where the Supreme Court will be forced to intervene for the free peoples of the individual States who’s right are being systematically infringed!

mikeL
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mikeL

Question is hippybiker…..can SCOTUS be trusted enough should it come to this?

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Mike, It is not a matter of trusting the S. Ct; any individual justice on the S. Ct.; or any of the clerks of the S. Ct. They have the power, and we are stuck … unless DJT gets to appoint a few more Constitutionalists. Restore the Republic!

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@USA, I would change it to Freedom is seized by men, not granted by governments. Then I would have some T shirts made up and head to the nearest gun show. You are on a roll, today!

Oldvet
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Oldvet

@WB…There was a well spoken gentleman from Texas wearing a black hat , didn’t happen to be you did it ?

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

OV, Every gentleman from Texas is well spoken!

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

@Wild Bill
Ok that is an easy one to break….

Robert Francis anyone?

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

@Wild Bill
PS~ Seriously, not knocking on Texas, but lets not make generalizations when they are very obviously not true.

If you want to throw in the qualifier that rationalism is required to be a gentleman, or that not all men in Texas are gentlemen, then that would be enough as Bob Frank definitely does not meet those standards!

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

Rev, Rev! Reprogram for humor and hit return!

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Rev, It was a joke of course! Roberta Francine O’Rogue is a whole nother joke!

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

@Wild Bill

Ah, My apologies then. Three hours of sleep a night tends to short circuit my humor and run it into pure sardonicism.

However in the sake of humor, now that he is unemployed it must be tough. When he was working he could only afford that one blue shirt we always saw him in, and a topless Beto would be a crime against humanity.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Rev, A topless Beto! … now, that is an ugly thought! I believe that it is time for a touch of, after chores, Wild Turkey.

Will
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Will

@WB,be careful with that 101.

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

@Wild Bill
Beto is one Wild Turkey I would not touch with a 10 foot pole… Or an 8 foot Texan

Oldvet
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Oldvet

@WB…I stand corrected I guess “gentleman” was the qualifier …

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@OV, Well read! Well said! Regards to Sammy!

Oldvet
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Oldvet

@WB…Old geezer would probably fit me better.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@OV, Geezer is a proud title! It is short for one that has succeeded in life. Come on down and you can teach classes in Geezer 101.

Will
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Will

@WB,I thought “old geezer”and “old fart” were interchangeable and basically synonymous with each other. I don’t mean nothing insulting at all but that’s what I’ve always understood.

Oldvet
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Oldvet

@Will …while I do pass more than when I was young its a natural body function , a right of passage so to speak .

Will
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Will

Humorous.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@OV, I always blame it on the dogs!

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Will, two closely related but distinctly different scholastic disciplines! Could be a double major!

Will
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Will

@WB,absolutely!

Oldvet
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Oldvet

@WB…I do hold a state of KS. Teaching certificate but I don’t think it would be good in Texas. Besides that was so long ago I have probably forgotten everything I ever knew. Although its my short term memory that gives me problems. If SHIF that might be a direction I would consider .

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@OV, Short term like: Do I have rounds in that magazine? or Did I send off the electric bill last week?

Will
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Will

@WB,my short term memory is great,but I have hell remembering what I was doing 50yrs.ago.

Will
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Will

I don’t trust CJ John Roberts at all. I hope he don’t fuck up the impeachment trial.

Oldvet
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Oldvet

@USA…Yes it’s always the money .. For instance … Two people wish to get married, they go to a preacher ,receive the blessing of God , Why do they have to pay the damm state for a marriage license ?

Al
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Al

This anti-gun legislation that Democraps are trying to enact are useless in stopping “mass shootings”. In fact, they are enabling illegal and psychotic gun owners to carry out their killings much easier knowing that no one will be carrying firearms….Keyword: Texas!

jack mac
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jack mac

AI: It is the intent of law makers to increase such shootings and other crimes. Increase in crime provides more pretense to enact more repressive laws and increase the numbers of enforcers. The population of the prohibited underclass is also increased. It is not only the Democrat public servants who are oppressing those they are to serve. This is happening in Texas also.

Rock
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Rock

Thank your Dem neighbors for voting these ANTI AMERICAN ASSHOLES into office !
Ironic, even many of the Dems in Va are pissed about this “NOW”, after the fact….

Superman
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Superman

And thank your GOP neighbors for staying home and NOT VOTING, thus allowing these asshats into office.

jukk0u
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jukk0u

Correction: SB 6288 committee meeting is scheduled for January 21.
Today, January 17th, House bill 2467 and HB1671 will be in committee. HB2467 would establish a centralized single point of contact background check system for firearms transfers. HB 1671 would allow further taxation of firearms and ammunition sales.

JPM
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JPM

The BATFE has been turning law abiding citizens into criminals for decades as it is the only way they can ever arrest or prosecute anyone. BATFE writes new regulations via Administrative Law, which has the effect of law (but is blatently unconstitutional) and suddenly something you have owned or done for decades or all of your life is “illegal” and you are a criminal. The real criminals are too smart for them to catch. Northam is following their example. It makes for great press and looks good on crime statistics and at budget time, but is a joke.

Buster
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Buster

@USA I suspect most (if not all) LEO’s belong to a union. Those that do (belong) should file grievances and simply refuse to enforce ANY law that is unconstitutional. Those that don’t belong to a union should have a strong legal case if they were to be fired for refusing to enforce such laws.

I’m with you – LEO’s are either with us or against us – there’s no in-between.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@USA, Man, I like that: “A patriot would never question another patriot’s arms.” You should make that into a T shirt. You will make a fortune selling those!

Superman
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Superman

You suspect incorrectly. Ever hear of right to work states? THINK before you post.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Clark, So belligerent. Think before you stink!

tetejaun
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tetejaun

Before some of you start you obligatory bad-mouthing the NRA, it is active in Virginia and providing support and legal assistance.

Will
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Will

You’re lying Toto!

Heed the Call-up
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Heed the Call-up

Yes, anemically. They have supposedly over 5 million members and can’t even lamely fight Bloomberg’s money. They then high jacket Lobby Day by having an event advertised two weeks before the event, while the VCDL has been planning Lobby Day for months. At the gun shows I Maas at recently, it confused all, but the most ardent rights supporters. A sentient person would ask why they did that.

ShooterOne
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ShooterOne

Yes, rather ridiculous for them not to combine with VCDL Lobby Day. I am an NRA member and have to say I have been a little disappointed in their efforts recently.

Arizona
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Arizona

The NRA is VERY hard at work, spamming me at least once per day with requests for money, to fight Northam and Bloomberg in this apocalyptic assault on our rights… after they were nowhere to be found on the Virginia situation for the past few months.

Oh, and then they tried to upstage VCDL by staging a lobby day the week before the ANNUAL VCDL lobby day. They even gave us a whole 5 days notice! Wow, I am super impressed!

PsychoUSMC
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PsychoUSMC

No, they aren’t. I live in Virginia. The only thing he NRA has done is schedule their own rally the week before Lobby Day. Why didn’t they coordinate with VCDL and help with a joint rally? Because they haven’t done a damn thing so far and won’t. This has been a grassroots movement with the 2A sanctuary movement and the NRA has been absent.

Edit: I forgot, they did get Magpul to pass out some magazines. BFD!

Oldmarine
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Oldmarine

Northam has made himself a State and Federal FELON by violating the first sentence of his Oath of Office. Punishable by 4 years minimum in Federal prison. Why hasn’t the State Attorney filed charges against him.
A criminal trying to make everyone a criminal.

If you are from Virginia you a have the right to charge him, then it’s up to the Attorney General to prosecute him and it costs you NOTHING but a little effort. Win or loose it will cost him his career.

Tionico
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Tionico

Yes, NRA have at least a thousand standard capacity magazines to be handed out free during Lobby Day. That is the very type of mag the state operatives are trying to ban within the state. No grandfather clause, if you have one and are caught its off to the Felon Farm for you, Boy. This is a great graphic IN YER MUGS move on the part of MagPul and NRA. I can imagine the grinding of teeth amongst the dictator class as they watch a thousand of these HORRID THINGS being put into the hands of the general public, at… Read more »

RetUSAF
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RetUSAF

I’m a Benefactor Life member of the NRA and will not give them another dime. Now, all my support goes to the GOA. The GOA has been working hard in Virginia along with the VCDL. The only thing the NRA has done, is show up months late and only to collect money that will never be used within Virginia.

Will
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Will

@USA,it will be a great day for the 2A and betrayed former NRA members when total scumbag LaPierre, and his handpicked complicit BOD names become numbers in the federal lockup.

Will
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Will

@@USA,I wish Morse and Giron would had got some time too.

Will
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Will

@USA,there was also a coward named Evie Hudak that would had been recalled in Colorado too.The bitch resigned before that happened.

Knute
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Knute

Oh , give the NRA their due. They’ll be picking the fillings out of the dead on the other side too. They are equal opportunity vultures. Any value around, they will steal it if they can.

JIAZ
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JIAZ

I’m with Ben.

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Ansel Hazen
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Ansel Hazen

I’m with George.

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wolfzatDawn
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wolfzatDawn

Democrat Senators Manka Dhingra, Jamie Pedersen, David Frockt, Reuven Carlyle, Claire Wilson, Patty Kuderer and Mona Das – Addresses and profiles to follow.

Orange moon set, 12, 289,9, 1,4,7,9,12,09,8,

wolfzatDawn
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wolfzatDawn

doxing??? Well, watch and see, you socialist pansy ass!

Heed the Call-up
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Heed the Call-up

I hope the Pink Pistols can teach you something about your bigotry before your “untimely” death – or not. We don’t need your type here.

jack mac
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jack mac

Heed, there is no reason to consider wolf’s death untimely.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@wolfscatdawn, Had you ever bothered to read his written work, you would see that no one will believe your mischaracterizations.

wolfzatDawn
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wolfzatDawn

VA Dummycrate information loaded up on website Patriots.

Arizona
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Arizona

What website?

Will
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Will

@USA,I dont think Wolf needs to be around a full moon. Sick wolf puppy.

jack mac
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jack mac

Has anyone decoded wolfzat.’s numbers?

jack mac
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jack mac

Thanks, USA, I figured it is something like that.

Buster
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Buster

“we must show them that gun owners are not the problem”

Ummmmmm…the demtards already know this. To even mention something this ludicrous means you have no clue as to the true intentions of the demtards.

With spineless leadership like this, “Northam and Democrat colleagues” are not likely worried about anything.

Mack
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Mack

Dave,

You have the best treatment of this thus far.

You highlighted what is relevant.

Now, please, if feasible, have a comment on Judge Taylor’s opinion.

You have to read the twitter thread to get it (unquote):

https://twitter.com/CamThompsonCBS6/status/1217931793564864513

She accords Northam “military authority” to rationalize her opinion that the court shall give great “deference to the professional judgement” of his decision to break the law.

So he is now General Northam.

Laddyboy
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Laddyboy

What a line of NASTY LYING FALLACIOUS Bovine Scat by these NAZIS that now control the “representative government” of Virginia.