Virginia: AG-Elect Miyares to Focus on Criminals, Not Gun-Owners

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Virginia’s new Attorney General-elect promises to focus on criminals and not lawful gun-owners. IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -( With Virginia seeing rising crime rates and residents feeling like their outgoing leaders weren’t working to protect them, incoming NRA Endorsed Attorney General Jason Miyares has committed to putting an end to Virginia’s rising crime rates, stating:

“Our murder rate is the highest it’s been in two decades and I’m old enough to remember Richmond as the murder capital of America and we can’t go back there…”

AG-Elect Miyares mentioned that he wanted to further implement crime prevention such as “Project Exile,” a program championed by the National Rifle Association in the ‘90s and launched in Richmond, VA when the city had one of the highest homicide rates in the nation.

Project Exile was simple; if you are arrested for committing a crime while possessing a firearm, you don’t deserve to remain in the community.  Project Exile added a minimum of five years to your sentence if you were convicted.  Following the implementation of this program, Richmond’s overall crime rate plummeted.

AG-Elect Miyares’ commitment is in direct contrast to his predecessor, Attorney General Mark Herring, who has spent eight years reducing charges for repeat violent criminals and committing to unduly punish law-abiding gun owners.  Before losing the 2021 Virginia election, AG Mark Herring had this to say when asked about rising crime rates despite having already imposed his gun control agenda:

“It means that we need to continue building on the progress that we’ve started,” Herring said. “I’ve got a proven record of standing up to the gun lobby.”

This response alone is all you need in order to understand why Virginians don’t feel safe.  Violent crime is on the rise, residents are looking for help, and AG Mark Herring would only tout his commitment to fight against our Second Amendment rights and impose more anti-gun laws, instead of actually working to prevent crime.

Incoming Attorney General Jason Miyares has a lot on his plate when he begins in 2022.  Stay-tuned to NRA-ILA Alerts for more updates.

About NRA-ILA:

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess, and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit:

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But if you commit a malum prohibitum “paper” gun crime, you become a focused-on criminal, don’t you.


the outgoing ag should be arrested and tried for title 18 infringements, would be a great start. Return to constitutional government

Arkansas Rob

Under the previous regime, the goal was to get criminals with guns back on the street as quickly as possible, so that the good citizens would clamor for more gun control.


I would like to see the violent criminals of VA prosecuted with alacrity. I would like to see the elected quietly do their jobs and keep their promises. Youngkin has already disappointed me with his response to federal vax mandates. I feel legal gun owners may find themselves low priority. Gun rights took a big hit under Northam here in VA. Also… Where was the NRA? VA took a beating and the NRA Months late with weak, low volume responses. Little to no support for pro gun politicians. Lapierre flaunting the waste of our donations for swag. Stupid spending for… Read more »

Henry Bowman

Dumpster fire NRA once again stealing credit for something they didn’t actually do… So classy. But not as classy as a 1.5 million annual salary and at least a quarter-mil of fancy suits.

Hey NRA, ya gonna fire Radioactive Wayne? Or are ya gonna go down to ground zero with him??

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The key to Project Exile was not that an additional 5 years was tacked on to a sentence. The key was that the case was handed over to the Federal system where there is no provision for probation, parole, or time off for good behavior. The sentence would also be served in a Federal pen generally far removed from a street thug’s support system of homies, lawyers, and bail bondsmen. A five year sentence amounted to 5 x 365 days served far away from a career criminal’s business was generally considered an unacceptable expense and those who engaged in crime… Read more »


and it did work, a side note criminals turned in members of other gangs that went armed,self preservation