Deceptive VA Gun Grab Enabled by Deliberately Changed Demographics

Mr. Jefferson could not be reached for comment – which is probably OK since his statue will no doubt be coming down anyway, as soon as the “fundamental transformation” is complete. (Moms Demand Action – VA/Facebook)

U.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- “Virginia Democrats Delivered on Gun Violence Prevention,” an ARL Now promo piece by Del. Patrick Hope, Democrat, naturally, claims. “Virginia Democrats made gun violence prevention a central campaign theme in the 2019 election. Legislators finally listened to the voices of voters and we delivered.”

The bills will not, of course, prevent any “gun violence.” What they will do is infringe on the supposedly unalienable rights of Virginians who are not part of the problem. It will also move everything several steps closer to the real goal of “law-abiding” citizen disarmament.

Cases in point, let’s examine what Hope, who enjoyed an essentially unopposed election “victory” in his overwhelmingly Democrat district, is crowing about.

  • Background checks: Yeah, those will stop “out of control” MS-13 gangsters. Besides, no less an authority than the National Institute of Justice, in its “Summary of Select Firearm Violence Prevention Strategies” admits “Effectiveness depends on the ability to reduce straw purchasing, requiring gun registration…” (That’ll be on the way soon enough.)
  • One handgun a month law: Again, anyone who thinks that will slow criminals down one bit had best check the “Yes” box for Form 4473 section 11.e.
  • Requiring lost/stolen firearm reporting: Guess who cannot be required to do that, because being forced to admit to authorities that they had a gun would violate their Fifth Amendment protections against self-incrimination.
  • Extreme Risk Protection Orders: You know, punishment without due process. Or as the Queen of Hearts declared in Lewis Carroll’s purposefully absurdist classic, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, “Sentence first — verdict afterwards.”
  • Protective orders: As if someone who is a genuine threat will be deterred by a piece of paper
  • Child access criminalization: God forbid that a minor family member (defined as under age 18, and keep in mind Democrats want to lower the voting age to 16) — one you have trained and know can be trusted — has access to guns like many of us did growing up. No, best give the advantage to pitchfork murderers
  • Eviscerating preemption to allow Democrats to set up a patchwork quilt of conflicting edicts that no one can be sure they’re in compliance with, and thus using the threat of prosecution to discourage the “law-abiding” (and only them) from being in possession of a gun.

Additional infringements this overbearing statist is trumpeting include requiring citizens to “demonstrate competence,” creating a “Gun Violence Intervention and Prevention Fund,” banning “bump stocks,” prohibiting arming “untrained personnel” at schools, and requiring “family day homes” to lock up guns during hours of operation. In other words, set up discriminatory barriers akin to unconstitutional literacy tests used to disenfranchise minority voters, redistribute tax plunder, enact a redundant edict, ensure “gun-free zones” stay that way and expand that into private homes so that they, too, are defenseless by mandate.

Still to come— a ban on semiautos and standard capacity magazines. Cue The Terminator, threatening “I’ll be back.”

“The last election gave us a bad hand to play this year and next. We need to fix that,” Virginia Citizens Defense League observed in an email alert. “Elections are in 2021 and the entire House is up for grabs. This ship can be turned around if gun owners all do their part, beginning with voting in every election, voting for freedom, and actively supporting pro-liberty candidates.”

Perhaps. And the proliferation of Second Amendment Sanctuaries accentuates the divide and the renewed motivation. But unmentioned is how Virginia got to the point where the majority has managed to turn the state Democrat and anti-gun. Even The New York Times recognizes what too many in “gun rights leadership” fail to even acknowledge, which those who want your guns are exploiting to full advantage:

“How Voters Turned Virginia From Deep Red to Solid Blue…Unlike three decades ago, the residents are often from other places, like India and Korea. And when they vote, it is often for Democrats.”

No matter what others tell you, and always without addressing my challenge, the issues of guns and immigration are inextricably intertwined. “A” grades and endorsements for candidates who vote “right” on guns, but then undo those votes when immigration policies they support come to fruition mean ultimately if that does not change there will be no voting our way out of this.

At least at the polls…

And as an aside for those who call for outreach, that’s a good idea and long overdue. It cannot be overstated that the right to keep and bear arms is a human right, not just an American one, and the big national and state groups should have been doing that all this time. But we also have to face the reality that resource-limited efforts they put forth are unlikely to result in any significant and timely attitude changes when pitted against generational cultural predispositions, 2A-hostile educational, political and media interests, and stepped-up marginalization/ostracism of “pro-gun” influencers by social media and search engine giants.



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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Ej harbet
Ej harbet
2 months ago

When you dont vote,you are voting! For the enemy!

UncAl
UncAl
2 months ago

Have you seen any of these “LSSFAP”, rendering aid, or assistance to any COvID19 patients? Probably not, because Bloomer’s money stops for “non-essential” business!

Vern
Vern
2 months ago

Those who follow the lefts guide lines for voting, are cutting not only their own throats, but every one else as well.

gunnerdd517
2 months ago

I hope these moms never suffer a home invasion, or a thug determined to have his way w/them.

JPM
JPM
2 months ago
Reply to  gunnerdd517

I disagree gunner. That is EXACTLY what needs to happen to these morons before the light will ever come on. They are too comfortable, they feel safe and secure in their homes and in their persons, and until that changes, they will continue on this ridiculous and dangerous road. They deserve it.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
2 months ago
Reply to  JPM

, Getting hurt is the only way that they will learn. I knew a federal judge who was an extreme libtard. She and her husband went to Jamaica on vacation. The local predators beat her husband near to death and raped the shit out of her. She was off the bench for a couple of years, but came back as a hanging judge. Pain is an excellent teacher.

Heed the Call-up
Heed the Call-up
2 months ago
Reply to  JPM

JPM, no, not “deserve”, but a fitting end.

Vern
Vern
2 months ago
Reply to  gunnerdd517

The time is coming when these women realize that what they have been told is being told to them by people who will bring evil against them and don’t want them to be armed so they can defend themselves.
Evil speaks words of kindness and calm to disarm its victims before bringing its true purpose of destruction and harm to innocent people not smart enough to know the difference. There is a huge difference between intelligence and knowledge.

StLPro2A
StLPro2A
2 months ago

Moms Demand Action = Useful Idiots For Disarmament of American Citizens.

Hankus
Hankus
2 months ago

Dear MOMS,

Pound sand.

That is all.

Big George
Big George
2 months ago

I’m SO glad that I’m a Life Member of ‘Dad’s Demand Better Looking Wives’!!
TRUMP ~PENCE 2020!

RJL
RJL
2 months ago

Anti-Constitutionalist’s=Anti-Americans=Enemies of the United States…

Larry
Larry
2 months ago

Northam unequivocally went on record: “These laws will save lives.” Now, hold his feet to the fire.

If the murder and violent assault rates go up — and we all know they will — every state and local candidate opposing a Democrat next election needs to hammer this point — the Democrats FAILED because their ideas (debunked over and over in other states) are simply WRONG.

Pistolpete
Pistolpete
2 months ago

If we stand together and vote for freedom ( Republican ) instead of a welfare check and food stamp
we can preserve our freedom

Larry
Larry
2 months ago
Reply to  Pistolpete

Except in Virginia, where the lazy-*ss Republican Party didn’t even field a candidate in many races.

gunnerdd517
2 months ago
Reply to  Pistolpete

good luck. Im not so sure there are any men not living in fear, willing to stand up. Sure,theres plenty if internet warriors.

Heed the Call-up
Heed the Call-up
2 months ago
Reply to  Pistolpete

Republicans, when in power, have proven they are no better than their political “opposites”. They no better represent freedom than communism represents equality.

TheRevelator
TheRevelator
2 months ago

@Heed the Call-up
Yep, Both you and Larry have it correct on this one.

The fail in Virginia came from the result of an Apathetic GOP that in some cases fielded no candidates and in others opted for compromised left sympathizing ones. The Republican party does not stand for Freedom, and has often violated the Constitution on their own as badly as the Democrats have.

But just like there are some who Defend Wayne Lapierre’s corruption in the NRA, there are those who defend the same corruption and hypocrisy of the GOP because it’s “The republican thing to do.”

Arizona Don
Arizona Don
2 months ago

It is to bad the Virginia gun owners are having to fight to maintain their constitutional right to keep and bear arms. But on the other hand why do Virginians keep electing communist democrats? Every voter has to know what the outcome of that is going to be! There is nothing, and I mean absolutely nothing, good about any communist who now poses as a democrat. And they are many if not most democrats today. They are out to destroy Americans freedom and fundamentally transform (sound familiar) America into a communist state. When Obama promised that fundamental transformation he never… Read more »

gregs
gregs
2 months ago
Reply to  Arizona Don

it was over 100 million

Heed the Call-up
Heed the Call-up
2 months ago
Reply to  Arizona Don

Arizona Don, the answer to that question is Bloomberg’s money. He outspent the Republicans. Another issue, as was present in my district, was gerrymandering. My county district included part of the City of Richmond that has more voters, and votes Democratic. Whereas the Republican had an overwhelming victory in the county, he was out-voted in the city by enough votes to lose the election. Sadly, too many people do not understand that our government does not rule over us, but is to govern us, and we have personal responsibility, freedom, and liberty that is protected by our Constitutions, both state… Read more »

Bill N
Bill N
2 months ago

Has anyone learned a lesson from Virginia? Let this be a lesson for all of us. Only time will tell. Lots of lip flapping but the proof will come in 2321, I can only hope

Oldvet
Oldvet
2 months ago
Reply to  Bill N

@Bill…Don’t think we will live to see 2321 .

joefoam
joefoam
2 months ago

Look closely at the gaggle of people in the photo. These brainwashed fools are the ones driving policy.

MS-Steve
MS-Steve
2 months ago
Reply to  joefoam

YOU….. just got put on the “Dog Pound’s” enemy list.

George
George
2 months ago

“Protective orders” – Look at the “Castle Rock” decision and get back to me. Short version – the police are under NO OBLIGATION to enforce them. Just pray it is bulletproof paper.

Jaque
Jaque
2 months ago

Foreigners. Stinking foreign nationals. Brought here by State Department policies by design that choose people from lands where civilians are prohibited from owning guns. Its on purpose. Soon Florida will be where Virginia is. It will be foreigners from New York and outside the country that destroy gun rights in the Sunshine State.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
2 months ago
Reply to  Jaque

, I could not agree more. It is not to late to stop. Trump got rid of 257 libtards from the Dept of State. And he can do more swamp draining. But only we can drain the legislative swamp.

Sisu
Sisu
2 months ago
Reply to  Jaque

In general (all generalities being wrong) I agree; however contrary to the NYT quote in the article I believe Koreans know all to well the importance of being armed and have repeatedly demonstrated such (though they may vote Democratic, but there are many natural citizens who are willfully ignorant of what and who they are voting for). Separately, while there are many “good, honorable” Indians who have emigrated to many are elitist (follows from the Hindu Caste system) and steeped in British culture of “rulers and subjects”; these latter Indians are currently a threat to US principles of “God-given rights”… Read more »

Heed the Call-up
Heed the Call-up
2 months ago
Reply to  Sisu

Sisu, and from my experience, the Sikhs have similar issues with Constitutionally protected rights. “We are too free”.

Sisu
Sisu
2 months ago

That’s interesting as it is my understanding the Sikhs believe in defending the “defenseless” out of respect for life – that is in part the significance of the Kirpan. Nevertheless, I’m going to keep your observation in mind as I am no expert. https://www.sikhs.org/art12.htm Regardless, I expect most readers will agree the problem with immigration is there is insufficient effort made to ensure that immigrants understand and want to perpetuate the principles and history of the US at its genesis; as well there is no consequence to repeating the oath of loyalty as a perfunctory exercise (same for “politicians” –… Read more »