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“Few of us thought it would happen in Virginia.” Michael Hammond, Gun Owners of America

On November 5, 2019, Virginia’s electorate handed the state over to Democrat Party rule, and 13 days later, State Senator Dick Saslaw introduced a bill to ban “every rifle of the common AR-15 design and a great many pistols and shotguns in common use for personal defense, target shooting, and hunting.”

SB 16, the bill Saslaw will sponsor in the 2020 legislative session, goes further than any previous American gun control law by making millions of handguns, shotguns, and semi-automatic rifles in Virginia immediately illegal, and anyone possessing one of the banned guns a felon subject to as much as five years imprisonment.

Saslaw’s bill will make it illegal for law-abiding Virginians to possess the firearms mentioned in the bill for home or business protection or for hunting or target shooting.

If Saslaw’s bill is enacted, Virginia gun owners will be required to surrender the firearms mentioned in the bill to law enforcement, or law enforcement officers will seize the firearms whenever and wherever they are located.

Virginia’s Democrat Governor Ralph Northam said there will be consequences for law enforcement officers who refuse to enforce his Party’s new gun control legislation.

“If … law enforcement officers are not enforcing those laws on the books, then there are going to be some consequences. But I’ll cross that bridge if and when we get to it.” — Ralph Northam, Democrat Governor, Virginia

Donald McEachin, a Democrat representative from Richmond, said Northam may have to deploy the National Guard to enforce the Party’s new law.

“[T]he governor may have to nationalize the National Guard to enforce the law. … I don’t know how serious these counties are and how severe the violations of law will be. But that’s obviously an option he has.” — Donald McEachin, Democrat representative, Virginia

McEachin also suggested cutting off state funds to counties that don’t comply with the Party’s new law.

Northam said that he and his Party intend to pass SB 2, a Universal Background Check bill, which could help law enforcement officers locate the Virginia gun owners who have illegal firearms.

“Under SB 2, virtually every gun purchase would have to be made through a dealer and evidenced by a Form 4473 — containing the name of the purchaser and the type of gun.

The ATF has been going around to dealers in connection with its annual inspection and recording the contents of these forms in a de facto national database. … Presto! A national gun registry of all semi-automatics!” — Michael Hammond, Gun Owners of America

It’s not a stretch to imagine that the ATF would share gun owners’ names with Democrat officials who want to know who owns illegal firearms in Virginia.

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring said that the gun lobby is trying to scare people, and the law his Party intends to pass “are laws that will make our communities and our streets safer.”

Virginia will pass universal background checks to make sure that people who are dangerous, who are criminals and who aren’t permitted to buy guns, won’t be able to buy guns. So, when Virginia passes these gun safety laws that they will be followed, they will be enforced.” — Mark Herring, Virginia Attorney General

Virginia Democrats cannot constitutionally legislate away a gun owner’s God-given individual rights to self-protection, and their SB 16 would do just that.

Leftist Democrats in Virginia are attempting to disarm Virginians through enforced gun control, and if successful other states will follow suit.

The Democrat Party intends to pass laws and implement policies to take guns from American citizens. Historically, gun confiscation has been tried before in this country.

“[I]n 1775 … Massachusetts governor, General Thomas Gage ordered British soldiers to confiscate firearms from civilians in the interest of thwarting a rebellion. The citizens, not standing for this unjust violation of their rights and safety decided to take a stand. In doing so, they set off the first battle of the Revolutionary War.”

Make no mistake, the party of Northam, Herring, and McEachin are coming for the guns, and law enforcement officers and National Guard units will be dispatched door-to-door to do what leftist regimes have done in Venezuela, Cuba, China, and other totalitarian countries.

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Red Flag Laws are dangerous to our liberties and freedoms. Red Flag Laws not only violate the Second Amendment and the Fourth Amendment, they also violate the Fifth Amendment, Sixth Amendment, Seventh Amendment, and Fourteenth Amendment.

Everything about Red Flag Laws is unconstitutional and ought to be resisted on all fronts. If Americans are complacent and apathetic about Red Flag Laws they will quickly lose not only their gun rights, but their due process rights as well.

Gun Owners of America is calling on President Donald Trump, Congress, and state legislatures to reject calls for gun control, including Universal Background Checks,  Assault Weapon Bans, and Red Flag Laws.

“It is frustrating to see President Donald Trump’s continued support for so-called Red Flag laws. These Red Flag laws, properly known as Gun Confiscation Orders, are incompatible with actual due process and allow for the confiscation of firearms from innocent Americans.” GOA

Stay vigilant, patriots.

More more information, see, The 6 Constitutional Violations of Red Flag Laws  and GOA STATEMENT ON TRAGIC SHOOTINGS IN EL PASO, TX AND DAYTON, OH.

 

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Idaho Incident Raises Concerns Over Government Gun Confiscation

By Jerry A. Kane

When the Department of Veterans Affairs determines a veteran unable to take care of his financial affairs, it reports the assessment to the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).

Once NICS gets the report, it labels the veteran “incapacitated,” which means that he along with his family members who live in the same household are barred by law from buying or owning firearms.

On July 30, 2015, Navy Veteran John Arnold of Priest River, Idaho, received a letter from the VA informing him that he is no longer allowed to purchase or own guns, and that “an inspector from an Idaho office of Veteran’s Affairs would be coming to his home in Priest River on August 6th to confiscate his firearms.” VA spokesman Bret Bowers said the agency’s benefits office in Salt Lake City had sent out the letter.

Last September the 70 year-old Arnold suffered a stroke and went to the VA for medical attention. After undergoing treatment, Arnold quickly recovered from the stroke, but an assessment conducted by the VA determined he could no longer handle his own finances. Arnold said that he has always taken care of his own finances and has continued to do so after recovering from the stroke.

When word got out that an inspector was coming to confiscate Arnold’s guns, Idaho Republican state Representative Heather Scott of Blanchard and about 100 area residents gathered outside the veteran’s home to prevent the inspector from taking them.

Scott spearheaded the effort, which attracted Washington state Representative Matthew Shea of Spokane Valley and County Sheriff Daryl Wheeler. Shea called the gathering a “defiance against tyranny” and Wheeler vowed that he’d stand guard “to make sure Mr. Arnold’s rights weren’t going to be breached.”

“I took an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution and uphold the laws of Idaho. This seemed appropriate to show my support,” Wheeler said.

Arnold said he was “thankful and amazed” by the number of people who showed up to stand with him and support his Second Amendment rights.

“It’s absolutely amazing and it gives you a new found hope that there are still people out there,” said Maria Bosworth, Arnold supporter.

The VA does have the authority to declare veterans incompetent to handle their financial affairs, which bars them from buying or owing firearms; but Bowers said his agency doesn’t have the authority to confiscate them.

The VA’s authority to bar veterans from buying and owning guns is being challenged by Second Amendment advocates. Recently U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) proposed a bill that would require court action before the VA can bar veterans who have been declared incompetent from buying guns.

Priest River, population 1,700, has been described as a community of strong Tea Party and Second Amendment supporters.


 

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