WILL “THE PARTY’S” PROPOSED LAWS USHER IN TOTALITARIANISM?
by I.M. Kane, blogging at The Millstone Diaries, ©2019
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 laws 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.