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    • #126632
      Joe (G.W.N.S.)
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        Max posted this in the Virginia Election Results Thread.

        Virginia governor says he will reintroduce gun control measures after Dems take over state government

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        Washington (CNN)Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Wednesday said he will reintroduce gun control measures in the upcoming legislative sessions now that Democrats have taken control of the state legislature.

        “Getting rid of bump stocks, high volume magazines, red flag laws. These are common-sense pieces of legislation,” he told CNN’s John Berman on “New Day.” “I will introduce those again in January. And I’m convinced, with the majority now in the House and the Senate, they’ll become law and because of that, Virginia will be safer.”

        So if we assume this will happen come January 2020, here is the previously proposed package…

        Legislation requiring background checks on all firearms sales and transactions. The bill mandates that any person selling, renting, trading, or transferring a firearm must first obtain the results of a background check before completing the transaction.

        Legislation banning dangerous weapons. This will include bans on assault weapons, high-capacity magazines, bump stocks and silencers.

        Legislation to reinstate Virginia’s successful law allowing only one handgun purchase within a 30-day period.

        Legislation requiring that lost and stolen firearms be reported to law enforcement within 24 hours.

        Legislation creating an Extreme Risk Protective Order, allowing law enforcement and the courts to temporarily separate a person from firearms if the person exhibits dangerous behavior that presents an immediate threat to self or others.

        Legislation prohibiting all individuals subject to final protective orders from possessing firearms. The bill expands Virginia law which currently prohibits individuals subject to final protective orders of family abuse from possessing firearms.

        Legislation enhancing the punishment for allowing access to loaded, unsecured firearm by a child from a Class 3 Misdemeanor to a Class 6 felony. The bill also raises the age of the child from 14 to 18.

        Legislation enabling localities to enact any firearms ordinances that are stricter than state law. This includes regulating firearms in municipal buildings, libraries and at permitted events.

        …of course it could be even worse this time around.

        I doubt Virginia will have anything even approaching New York and Connecticut’s meager compliance.

        So what then?

        None of these states has actively pursued enforcement beyond discoveries as part of other investigations.

        Could Virginia be the first to try?

        Thoughts on Virginia LEO’s willingness to actively seek out these newly legislated felons?

        What about the willingness of Virginian citizens to actively flaunt noncompliance through Civil Disobedience?

      • #126646
        Incipient
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          It ain’t going to be pretty. That’s for sure.

          “I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.”

        • #126759
          RobM
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            If lives were such a concern to the Dems they’d focus on other things. For instance, obesity has been a contributing factor from 100,000-400,000 deaths in the US-per year. Not to mention that it has crippled the healthcare system and raised everyone else’s premiums. I don’t see McDonald’s being banned. Next, 47,000 Americans die from opioids per year. Wait…Those are illegal, unless one has a prescription. The 47,000 included prescription overdose deaths too. Furthermore, 480,000 Americans die a year from smoking. Is smoking banned? Nope, just has an extra tax. That also cripples the healthcare industry. I can go on with the figures. You can also easily search these statistics on your own.

            Unfortunately if the majority of Virginians become felons overnight because they refuse to turn in personal property, well it’s a vicious downfall of potential events. Hypothetically speaking, as I haven’t seen that language written (refusal to turn in makes you a felon) in any upcoming GC measures…Gun owners that refuse to turn in their property are felons, I don’t know of any LE department that has the manpower or willingness to go door knocking to ask to turn one’s personal property over. If that happens than all crime; all violent crime better have ceased and have been prosecuted. Now, they need to remember, when they start filling jails/prisons with these overnight felons; made up primarily of the middle class…They’re going to start noticing all that drop in revenue because the now, instant felon (law abiding citizen) is rotting away in a cell, and not working; not paying their taxes because some people passed some laws- all in the name of protection and safety. So now that we’re in a pending economic collapse, where do the people turn? Rest assured that the socialistic government will take care of you. Just get in line for the soup kitchen…the sheeple will need more assistance and protection from the government.

            Obviously, this is a hypothetical…perhaps it gets you thinking. Sharing my 2 cents, worth about that.

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          • #126763
            billyd
            Participant

              Welcome to California B-) Anything that happens in California, WILL eventually happen everywhere else. Incremental take over is the plan…

            • #126813
              SeanT
              Keymaster

                Time to put in leave to attend Lobby day in Richmond again. Pinky, I am sure you are in….

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