Virginia’s Governor is Lying About his Plans to Confiscate Guns

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam nra-ila image
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam nra-ila image

U.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- The so-called “Assault Weapons” gun confiscation bill (HB 961) is still alive in the General Assembly, and only action from you and your friends can stop it. Here is where we stand.

On November 6, the day after the election, Gov. Northam was asked if he supported confiscating assault weapons from gun owners. Here’s what he said:

“That’s something I’m working [on] with our secretary of public safety,” he said. “I’ll work with the gun violence activists, and we’ll work [on] that. I don’t have a definitive plan today.”

He was not telling the truth. Why? Because in July, 2019, Governor Northam had asked Delegate Levine to introduce a gun confiscation bill. Del. Levine complied.

In November, “Gov. Northam said he had no plans to confiscate guns … responding to what he called ‘misinformation’ spreading online.”

But then, on December 9, Northam’s spokeswoman, Alena Yarmosky, alluded to the coming gun confiscation when she said the “governor’s assault weapons ban will include a grandfather clause for individuals who already own assault weapons, with the requirement they register their weapons before the end of a designated grace period.”

Of course, what happens if you don’t register your guns by the “end of a designated grace period”?

If you answered that your banned guns will be confiscated, then you get to advance to the head of the class. Gee, aren’t you glad the Governor has decided on a compromise from his original position of confiscating guns right now?

A huge percentage of Democrats favor confiscating firearms.

The Governor’s “compromise” demands we pay him $50 to “register” each gun in order to keep them! How gracious! We all know registration is simply delayed confiscation — which is exactly what happened in New York City in the 1990s.

Gov. Northam and Del. Levine (who introduced HB 961) call their requirement a “grandfather clause.” But a real grandfather clause is an exemption from a future law. Governor Northam’s bill has no such provision. And even if the Northam/Levine bill had a true grandfather clause, GOA would still be opposed to it because it infringes our rights protected by the Second Amendment.

Make no mistake: Gun confiscation is undoubtedly the real goal of gun controllers like the Governor and Delegate Levine.

A Zogby poll of Democrat 2020 presidential primary voters conducted in December of 2019, found that 36% of Democrat primary voters favor “confiscation of legally owned firearms from American citizens that have not committed a crime.” Chilling!

Democrat presidential candidates agree that our guns should be confiscated.

For example, former Democrat presidential candidate Robert “Beto” O’Rourke pretended his plan would not “confiscate” guns because the federal government would “buy them back.” But if you did not buy your firearms from the Government, how is this a “buyback?”

Beto O’Rourke went on to say that for violators of the buyback “there would be a visit by law enforcement to recover that firearm and to make sure that it is purchased, bought back, so that it cannot be potentially used against somebody else.”

Politifact said (10/21/19) that O’Rourke’s approach is misleading, noting that, “As you game out scenarios … they all lead to something that most people would consider confiscation. … We rate O’Rourke’s claim that he is ‘not talking about confiscating anybody’s guns’ as False.”

We rate the claim by Governor Northam and Delegate Levine that they are not in favor of confiscating firearms as completely FALSE.

Gun owners from across America are watching what happens in Virginia. Our gun rights clearly are daily being eroded before our eyes by the anti-gun activists bolstered by the fake news media. We must act!

Please use the pre-written email (above) to contact your delegate and state senator today! And please alert your family and friends to threats against the Second Amendment.


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donfranko
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donfranko

“36% of Democrat primary voters favor “confiscation of legally owned firearms from American citizens that have not committed a crime”

America is NOT a democracy where the majority get to vote to eliminate my constitutional rights. We are a representative republic, and my rights are guaranteed by our constitution. That position I will fight for, no matter what. God bless our troops, vets, and law officers.

Doszap
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Doszap

Cannot CONFISCATE them if you REFUSE to allow it.
Form a community group, and have a call out when YOU see them show up,if they seize the weapons.STOP them.
Their laws are ILLEGAL,and they are Oath breakers, traitors.

TyrantRex
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TyrantRex

When are the “boogaloo bois” going to quit running their mouths from their mother’s basements and do something about this mess? Clearly peaceful protest isn’t getting it done, so I guess we are all going to just give up and get walked on again by the leftists?

USA
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USA

Movie about tyrants that you’re starring in.

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Mark 2nd
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Mark 2nd

Virginians, do not comply! These so called “laws” are not legal in any sense of the word. Fight! Let the new Civil War start there if need be. You will NOT be alone. Militias are growing in numbers and strength. Gather together and plan strategy for battle. Know your terrain. Stockpile weapons, ammo, food and other necessities. Hide your caches. Have fall back and rendezvous locations. Listen to veterans with battle experience. Don’t be complacent, your life and the lives of your loved ones will depend on your diligence, commitment and perseverance. As I’ve said before, we can’t vote ourselves… Read more »

TyrantRex
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TyrantRex

What good does stockpiling weapons and ammo do if you’re plan is to fall back. Stand your ground and fight. By the time they decide to start going door to door it will be too late. I’m starting to think 99.9% of you keyboard boogaloo warriors would just lay down and let the alphabet boys take everything as soon as they knock on your door.

StLPro2A
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StLPro2A

A strategic retreat when overwhelmed allows one to fight another day rather than be the first causality. When confiscation starts in earnest, high profile initial example pro-2A targets will be taken down on the road/at stoplights/in parking lots surrounded by hardened vehicles pinning you in yours. Another team will be at your residence of record to take the contraband armaments. Let them have the throwaways. Have your go-tos distributed in multiple locations where not apparent. Gen Patton admonished, “You don’t win wars by dying for your country. you win wars by making the other poor bastard die for his.”

USA
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USA

Tyrant, So you say you’re desperate because Trump has your nuts in a vice? Were enjoying watching you squirm. Looool.

Ansel Hazen
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Ansel Hazen

Speaking for myself and what I am seeing, there are no plans to fall back. I might be seen as operating within the political party status quo but I am doing it with my own agenda. It’s a good public way to connect with others ready to take up the fight if need be.

Mark 2nd
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Mark 2nd

I was speaking from a military standpoint. In real battle you can’t always advance. If you have weapon and ammo caches you can regroup and resupply and be ready for the next battle. I wasn’t saying “give up” or “retreat”, I was saying be prepared for any eventuality. In the beginning of this war logistical support may be non existent in most cases. Those with military experience will know what I was implying. This situation should be treated as a real war, because it’s very likely to become one. Make no mistake, they will have well trained and well armed… Read more »

USA
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USA

Mark, Let’s hope they bring in the UN, be like Christmas for us.

StLPro2A
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StLPro2A

Caution…..be ready for financial attack…..shutting down of all your financial accounts….credit-debit cards/checking/savings/ATM/debit/investment/IRAs/etc. How much resistance can you wage with the change in your pocket and that piece of plastic you use instead of cash?? Stockpile cash in multiple locations not associated with yourself as with all your other supplies.

USA
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USA

StL, You can stash stuff here, I have plenty of room. Lol.

gunnerdd517
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To Virginians, do not comply. I stand with you. If nerdham wants a fight, he WILL get one. When that crap comes to my state, I will not comply.

TyrantRex
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TyrantRex

Bullshit. Do something. Bring all of your big igloo friends. Seriously. Don’t talk about it, be about it.

vbirddogs
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vbirddogs

Does Numbnuts Northam realize there were less than 40 people killed with an AR15 in the country last year?

gunnerdd517
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thats not the point, the wanna be napoleon wants everyone totally disarmed.

SoSueMe
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SoSueMe

This isn’t about logic and rationality. It IS about power and control to the political elite…the complete opposite of our Founding Fathers vision for America.

Heed the Call-up
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Heed the Call-up

This bill passed in committee this morning on a party line vote, 12 – 9. There were probably at least 200 or more VCDL and NRA members, many who are both, and about a dozen or so Bloomberg stooges. The sponsor of the bill, Levine, is not only a liar, but stupid, and it was on full display. Levine sounded as stupid as he did in his video where he demonstrated the difference between a hunter and a killer in their shooting stances. He was asked by a fellow delegate to define what a suppressor and a muzzle break are… Read more »

GAMtns
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GAMtns

Arizona Don, It has nothing to do with gun safety. It has to do with establish a progressive Marxist state and enslaving us. Your property will be taxed away and your mind will be eradicated by a Democrat lobotomy. The 35% of DEMs for gun confiscation are most likely from either from California or are immigrants. Read some history about the Illuminati, the New World Order and Saul Alinsky. Our culture and nation are under siege.

USA
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USA

GAMtns, And Agenda 21, 2030 & 2050 death by regulation, Bill Ayers, FEMA camps, Obama’s Guillotines, Bill Gates virus pandemics and deadly vaccines and how todays attempted Holocaust is merely an extension of the last Holocaust etc.

Arizona Don
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Arizona Don

A ban on any gun has NEVER reduced crime if anything it has increased crime. For anyone who does not understand that it takes guns out of law abiding citizens hands but NOT the outlaws hands. People who do not obey laws will not start obeying them just because they are gun laws. So it emboldens them and makes their job (murdering, robbing, stealing and burglary) much easier when only the law enforcement can have guns. Don’t we know by now law enforcement cannot be everywhere at the same time? Constitutional carry assists law enforcement. Restrictive gun laws assists the… Read more »

StWayne
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StWayne

Northam is typical of the progressive left: lie, lie, and then lie some more until (1.) Nobody believes you anymore, or (2.) It buys you time to implement your devious plans from behind the scenes until it’s too late for anyone to do anything about it. And the correct answer is: (D.) All the above you lying, conniving POS!

CourageousLion
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CourageousLion

King George sent his “police” to confiscate the colonists guns not too far away from Virginia. What did the colonists do? They shot the ENFORCERS in the face. Knowing good and well that they were now considered MURDERERS and TRAITORS by King George. Well, Northam…your time may be just around the corner. It is the ENFORCERS of the bogus “laws” that are the problem. The men and women willing to shoot your 15 year old son in the back, your wife in the head, burn down your church with 17 children inside all because of some sort of thought crime.… Read more »

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Jim
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Jim

Whaaaaatttt, Ralph Norton, the Democrat anti-Second Amendment governor of Virginia lying about guns and other stuff–I find that so shocking!

joefoam
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joefoam

And how are they selling registration? Will it magically curb crime, if so how?

Will Flatt
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As I understand it, the VA legislature is working OT to redo the language of the gun ban bill in an effort to fool the people into thinking it’s been killed in committee; it’s NOT. They just plan on a switcheroo game that they hope they can trick voters into thinking a “reasonable” bill has replaced the tyrannical one. Voters AREN’T fooled!

WE ALL KNOW THAT THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS “REASONABLE” GUN LAWS.

Jaque
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Jaque

One thing that I have not been able to find is how will such registration and confiscation orders be handled with gun trusts. Anyone know ? We heard Trump declare the Second Amendment safe under his presidency many times but that is a hollow statement. If he meant what he said all gun laws in the nation should be nullified by executive order already. And never forget how he handled Bump Stocks. If the First Amendment means what it says and is rigorously defended by the law then so must the Second Amendment. And its not. Its certain one day… Read more »

CourageousLion
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CourageousLion

No, but if the day comes that they want to send out their red coats to collect the guns, I’m not waiting. A hunting I will go, a hunting I will go, Hi ho a merry ho…Just think of how many psychopathic control freaks will be removed from the gene pool. Lists are being compiled on the local level EVERYWHERE. Philip Brailsford, who outright executed Daniel Shaver will be eliminated. The “jury” found Brailsford “not guilty” because it was stacked with copsuckers. The six Fullerton scum bags who killed Kelly Thomas will be eliminated. Because

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Gene Ralno
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Gene Ralno

It doesn’t make sense, even for a democrat. How will coonman’s government know the names of those who don’t register? Does he plan or already have an army of Hitlerian youth who will report violators in return for a pat on the head? If he makes a list of non-compliant owners, will he then obtain warrants? Or will he send state police to force entry? How will such police know whose firearms are stored at the accused’s residence? And what if they find nothing? Will that serve as the basis for a lawsuit? It’s a can of worms that will… Read more »

CourageousLion
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CourageousLion

I look at it like this…if they start coming out to confiscate, that is a DECLARATION OF WAR against We the People. And what do you do in a war? You have two choices., sit there and wait until they come and shoot a few and die, or go out and start hunting them down and shoot MORE OF THEM until no one wants the job… And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every security operative (enforcer), when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether… Read more »

Deplorable Bill
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Deplorable Bill

Don’t you know that every firearm purchase requires a government check to prevent second class citizens from buying a firearm? Now they have your name and intent. Every firearm purchase requires a form 4473. This has your name, address, drivers license number and the specific weapon along with it’s serial number you are buying etc. While that is not SUPPOSED to be given to the atfe, I know of f f l’s who have been threatened by the a t f e if they did not. The only way to get around this is straw purchase, gifts or b y… Read more »

Tionico
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Tionico

somaybe “they” do have a record at the Fed level of that Ruger 10/22 I bought ten or fifteen years back. HOW will the Northam Aggression Force be able to get THAT information from FedGov? On what quasi-legal sham will BATF come across with this? Further, HOW will they know I still have it? I could sell it next week on GunBroker, ship it off, they’d have no way of tracing that. Yes, the new owner will have to do the 4473 nonsense, but that will be a “dead record” when Charlie in Maine runs it throughhis FFL. MY name… Read more »

Heed the Call-up
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Heed the Call-up

They will not and cannot. If Cuomo couldn’t get that data after passage of the “SAFE” Act in 2013, Northam surely cannot. One major issue is with the NFA items, since they are required to be registered with the state police. Those people will have a state record that can be accessed. It is horrible that those that went through the huge cost of time, money, and personal investigation by the FBI, are now going to become felons just for owning NFA items. The mental sickness of these Democrats is beyond the pale. Creating felons of people who jumped through… Read more »

GAMtns
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GAMtns

Gene, if you think the Marxists make sense, your deceiving yourself just as they are. Don’t try to understand them because the only thing they understand is power and putting you under their boot.

USA
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USA

General Northcuck KKK Baby Killer Black Face is a big fat lying Cuck Sucker Spook Stooge like Jarod Polips (pole lips) of Colorado.

Will Flatt
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Ralphie Coonman has another thing coming if he and his Politburo of commiecrats think they can take away Virginian’s gun rights and get away with it unscathed!!

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USA
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USA

Not just in Virginia, what is taking them so long to attempt confiscation, I am getting bored?

Will Flatt
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They’re waiting for everyone to fall back to sleep, of course.

USA
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USA

They would to if this mess magically went away over night the Sheep would instantly go back to sleep in mid bleat while waiting in the governments line requesting permission to exist. Most still will have no clue as to what happened when the democrats cease to exist taking much of the republican party with them to hell.

Will Flatt
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@USA
“The Revolution will not be televised”.

USA
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USA

🙂

CourageousLion
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CourageousLion

You and me both. I want to get going before I’m so old I have to use a walker with a built in rifle rest.

Tionico
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Tionico

go and learn about Samuel Whittemore, of Menotomy, Massachussetts, and his “actioins” on 19 April 1775, in the face of the “present troubles”. Bear in mind he was eigthy years of age at that time.

USA
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USA

CL, Because a governor who stole an election make demands does not equate to his firepower being supreme over We The People. Math proves the final out come and is why they are shooting their mouths off absent of any action, because shooting their mouths off is the extent of their threat. Is why they are punk ass bitches.

Deplorable Bill
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Deplorable Bill

Hey Will; It would be naïve for anyone to think that facial recognition tec. would not work on this picture. Somebody has it and somebody knows. Why is it not published?

“a prince thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant is not fit to rule a free nation” If the courts won’t put a stop to his tyranny, it should surprise no one if a American citizen “votes” him out of office. Absent the courts, is there any other way to deal with tyranny?

Arm up, carry on.