Virginia Conundrum Impacts All Firearms Owners
The Commonwealth of Virginia poses a conundrum to law-abiding owners of firearms about to become illegal. That conundrum extends nation-wide as the same politics that now control the Virginia Legislature seek to regain control of the nation. Namely, anti-gunners backed by billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Ahead of the Virginia state government elections last year, Bloomberg flooded the state with campaign dollars and political ads. He did so via his puppet political organization Everytown for Gun Safety.
That group flooded the commonwealth with activists armed with a bottomless pit of money and mostly situated in a relatively small area of Virginia. Those activists managed to convince voters that Donald Trump had failed them and that Democrats were the only ones who could save them. Their efforts managed to garner them enough voter support in mostly urban centers to win control of the Virginia Assembly and gubernatorial race.
Now in full control of the state, anti-gunners representing a very small number of Virginia counties and communities are enacting laws that would make criminals out of many firearms owners. Meanwhile, those same lawmakers, including the past and current Democrat governors, are giving felons the right to vote in the name of social justice.
The same people who are giving felons the right to vote, likely to help sway local elections, want to make felons of gunowners. They intend to send an ultimatum: Surrender the firearms we do not like or go to prison.
The list of firearms they do not like is growing. It includes most semiautomatic rifles and pistols capable of holding 10 or more rounds of ammo. It includes semiautomatic shotguns that hold more than seven rounds.
The proposed ban on what Virginia Democrats are calling “assault weapons” has generated so much controversy that a large majority of Virginia counties have declared themselves to be Second Amendment sanctuaries.
The local units in the respective counties say they will not send local law enforcement to enforce laws that violate the Second Amendment. They also do not want to make criminals of people who have broken no laws.
The anti-gunners in charge of Virginia say that is unacceptable. Bloomberg and Governor Northam say the notion of Second Amendment sanctuary cities runs counter to how a republic operates. They say voters elected the people who are enacting laws the sanctuaries do not support. Therefore, opposing gun-confiscation laws is unpatriotic and violates fair political play.
These same anti-gunners support sanctuary cities that oppose enforcement of federal immigration laws. They do more to protect felons and undocumented aliens than they do law-abiding owners of firearms.
Those who support the Second Amendment likely have paid close attention to recent political attacks on President Donald Trump. The same convoluted logic used to remove the President ahead of this year’s election will be used against firearm owners. That logic is a very simple one – the end justifies the means.
The political divide in Virginia represents the same political divide impacting the entire nation. Anti-gunners like Bloomberg say banning ownership of many commonly owned firearms and imposing rigid confiscation laws is their top priority. If you oppose them, they say you are unpatriotic and a threat to public safety. They want your firearms – especially ones they deem to be “assault” weapons. They even would make you a felon – but don’t expect them to restore your right to vote.