Below The Radar: A Virginia Plan That Deserves Rejection

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United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- Loyal Ammoland readers who remember history may have heard of the Virginia Plan presented before the Constitutional Convention in 1787. The convention threw a number of its key provisions out, but they salvaged a few items for the Constitution that has worked since 1789.

So, Second Amendment supporters should feel particularly insulted that Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia is now hijacking something that was part of building the Constitution that protects our rights to attack them instead, with a large side of the injustice of punishing people for crimes they did not commit.

Kaine’s “Virginia Plan to Reduce Gun Violence Act of 2021,” also known as S 1155, combined “universal” background checks with gun rationing in the form of a “one gun a month” provision targeting handguns.

It’s a two-for-one whammy that no law-abiding citizen wishing to exercise their Second Amendment rights should put up with.

“Universal” background checks have been addressed a lot. They’re a back door towards the creation of a gun registration system, and registration leads to confiscation. Lyndon Baines Johnson wanted a licensing and registration scheme and didn’t get it. This is why the Gun Control Act of 1968 was actually a strategic loss for anti-Second Amendment extremism. We can discuss that more later.

But the real issue here is the gun rationing scheme. This is being sold as an effort to stop firearm trafficking. What anti-Second Amendment extremists want people to forget are the provisions already in place with 18 USC 922 and 18 USC 924. This 1999 article by Wayne LaPierre runs the numbers on what the laws already in place could do for a criminal who runs just five handguns from, say, Indiana or Mississippi to Chicago.

When anti-Second Amendment extremists talk gun trafficking, their proposals seem to always involve new laws, when they’ve almost never enforced current laws. In the ongoing and unnecessarily nasty feud between pro-Second Amendment incrementalists and the “no compromise” activists, demands about enforcing existing laws are a bone of contention, but the provisions that could address those who provide firearms to violent criminals are a far cry from a ban on modern multi-purpose semiautomatic firearms.

It goes without saying that a rationed right is not really a right at all. What Senator Kaine is doing is asserting that keeping and bearing arms is a privilege. After all, who’s to say that when the gun-rationing scheme this bill would impose fails (because criminals break laws, of course), he won’t try one gun a year, or even demand that we prove our need for a given gun?

Second Amendment supporters need to contact their Senators and Representative to urge the defeat of this legislation. In addition, they need to support the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action and Political Victory Fund to ensure that the current anti-Second Amendment regimes in the House, Senate, and White House are defeated at the ballot box as soon as possible.


About Harold Hutchison

Writer Harold Hutchison has more than a dozen years of experience covering military affairs, international events, U.S. politics and Second Amendment issues. Harold was consulting senior editor at Soldier of Fortune magazine and is the author of the novel Strike Group Reagan. He has also written for the Daily Caller, National Review, Patriot Post, Strategypage.com, and other national websites.

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StLPro2A
StLPro2A
2 months ago

Politicians always play the Musical Chairs game. Skimming, scamming, squandering and buying votes with the Little Peeps’ money and Infringing rights while counting on the music continuing to play until they are out of office and beyond accountability. We Little Peeps are getting tired of paying for their music. Music gonna’ stop soon and there are gonna’ be a shit load of politicians going to be found wanting a chair……and at last accountable for all their predecessors’ sins.

nrringlee
nrringlee
2 months ago

This is so typical of New Left Progressive materialistic approaches to public policy. Rather than deal with evil, deal with the inanimate. Progressives refuse to acknowledge original sin and our struggle to over come our weaknesses and think the blind twisting of public policy can undo what God has done. Deal with evil intent and those who possess evil intent. Leave the rest of us alone.

JimmyS
JimmyS
2 months ago

So., treason and tyranny deserve “rejection.” Gosh, Harold, you are quite a patriot to make such a bold statement.

Ansel Hazen
Ansel Hazen
2 months ago
Reply to  JimmyS

Indeed, treason and tyranny deserve the treatment Capt. John Malcolm got in 1774.

swmft
swmft
2 months ago
Reply to  Ansel Hazen

a rope is all they should get, ammo cost more than their life is worth

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

A Hemp rope, they might think twice about wanting to legalize it, then… 🙂

JoeUSooner
JoeUSooner
2 months ago
Reply to  swmft

I hate to admit that communist China got anything right, but they do have a workable solution for your “ammo cost” problem.

When a Chinese citizen is executed, the closest adult family members are billed for the cost of the bullet!

MRA0331
MRA0331
2 months ago

While I agree with your sentiments about fighting this, and other proposals, when are you going to stop shilling for the NRA. They’ve become a trash organization, and have betrayed their members. They’re effectively dead. When are you going to start plugging other organizations that do the work, and don’t have the same questionable recent history?

JimmyS
JimmyS
2 months ago
Reply to  MRA0331

The NRA was always “…a trash organization and have betrayed their members,” and I’m glad that more people are finally seeing the sunshine from inside their own asses.

There is not a single treasonous federal gun law on the books that the NRA did not vocally support. Think about that. They were always pieces of shit that sold your rights while collecting your money.

The only difference between now and the past 100 years with the NRA is that now you know, whereas before you were stymied.

Ansel Hazen
Ansel Hazen
2 months ago
Reply to  MRA0331

I’m convinced Harold is actually Wayne.

Knute
Knute
2 months ago
Reply to  Ansel Hazen

I think he just lives in WLP’s pocket. Or, more accurately, in the NRA member’s pocket, but that WLP uses as his personal piggy bank. I also believe that ammoland receives payment for giving little harold’s NRA shilling yet another outlet.
That said, I’m happy that ammoland can get some good out of WLP’s misuse of NRA funds. I’m happy to have an outlet that seldom censors me. If that means taking money from distasteful sources… well, so what? LaTrine wastes more money than this on just ONE of his 20,000 dollar suits!

Choogie
Choogie
2 months ago
Reply to  Knute

Yeah, it’s time for him to step up to the GOA ! If you don’t know them already, Get to know them.

loveaduck
loveaduck
2 months ago
Reply to  Choogie

Or SAF.

loveaduck
loveaduck
2 months ago
Reply to  MRA0331

You may be right but millions still believe.