Gun Grabs: Virginia, Idaho Ground Zero in Fight Against Left
Gun Grabs: Virginia, Idaho Ground Zero in Fight Against Left
Its motto is “Sic Semper Tyrannus.” And it looks like many of the citizens of Virginia are taking that motto to heart.
In case Christmas, and continuous impeachment hysteria, has had you busy and unaware as to what’s happening in Virginia, here it is, the Democrats’ gun-control legislative agenda for 2020:
SB 16 [prohibits] the sale, transfer and possession of so-called ‘assault firearms’ and certain standard magazines. Violating the measure would be a state felony. That means to avoid running afoul of the law, law abiding citizens who currently own these firearms would need to get rid of them or surrender them to the government.’
For those who refuse?
A ‘grandfather clause’ that includes a ‘requirement they register their weapons before the end of a designated grace period.'”
You know, for ease of confiscation.
Democrats also want to impose red flag laws that would allow courts to remove firearms from those who have been ‘flagged’ by someone around them as a danger to themselves or others.”
Additionally, Democrats are considering SB 64, which would criminalize ‘tactical training’ and discourage ‘paramilitary activity’ by strengthening penalties for individuals who engage in ‘training with, practicing with, or being instructed in the use of any firearm…for use in, or in furtherance of, a civil disorder.’
No concerns about constitutional rights violations there, right? In other words: the Democrats want us all prostrate and dependent.
Oh, and then there’s this:
…HB 67…would apply to any law enforcement official…[and] those who ‘willfully refuses [sic] to perform the duties of his employment,’ will be terminated and ineligible for future law enforcement employment for another year.'”
Democratic Congressman Donald McEachin…suggested Gov. Northam call out the Virginia National Guard to enforce the ill-received gun restrictions.”
With what, you might ask? Well, actual assault weapons, of course, brandished against their own citizens. The irony is rich.
Now, the gun-control cudgel currently being wielded by the authoritarian Virginia Democrats following their newfound power is not occurring in a vacuum.
It’s happening right here in my home state of allegedly-red Idaho and it’s blue neighbor, Washington.
At the root of the uproar is also guns and government overreach, one event to which the current onslaught of leftist vitriol refers having occurred over four years ago under Barack Obama, and the tactics being employed are eerily familiar to those being used against our president:
[A] four-month investigation found that [Rep. Matt, WA] ‘Shea, as a leader in the Patriot movement, planned, engaged in and promoted” three armed conflicts between 2014 and 2016: in Bunkerville, Nevada; in Priest River, Idaho; and at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon…'”
Some background on the Idaho reference:
Due to health issues and safety concerns, the Veterans Administration decided to remove firearms from an elderly veteran in Priest River in August 2015. Shea posted an ‘urgent action alert’ on social media for Patriot Movement followers to travel to Priest River with him to prevent the VA from removing the firearms.
In his post, Shea stated, ‘We cannot let this stand … Rep. Heather Scott has asked us all for help since this is in her district and I will stand by her.'”
You can read Rep. Shea’s response to this, ahem, dossier here:
So let’s be crystal clear: Antifa is a-ok with many leftists, but standing between federal government overreach and a citizen who’s done nothing wrong now gets one labeled a “domestic terrorist,” the same language often used by tyrants in countries like Iran whenever its brutally oppressed citizenry dares fight back.
And I’ll remind you: the Idaho event occurred in 2015. And another in 2014. With the alleged internet chats from 2017. And neither of these legislators has ever been charged with any crime. But four years later, that didn’t stop the chief clerk of the House from hiring a Seattle-based, retired FBI agent who’s accused Rep. Shea of “domestic terrorism” anyway, with leftists here in my hometown parroting that language against Rep. Scott. Might I remind you the death of due process was on full display during the Kavanaugh hearings, and more recently with the release of the FISA report that showed the FBI repeatedly lying to the court in order to spy on Trump affiliate, Carter Page. There was plenty of government malfeasance with regard to the Bunkerville conflict as well. But you won’t hear the Democrats screeching about prosecutorial misconduct in either case, because those ends justify those means.
By the way, what’s omitted with regard to the Priest River event—the “armed standoff” language is laughable; literally everyone I know here in Idaho is armed—is the fact that our local sheriff also stood in defense of the veteran over a federal agency threatening to confiscate his personal property without regard to his constitutional protections. And it’s his sworn duty to do so, and thus liberty-lovers in Idaho are thankful for Reps. Shea and Scott, our sheriff, and our county commissioners, all of whom walk their talk.
So you see, all of this is not transpiring coincidentally. It’s planned, and of course likely funded, by billionaires whose names rhyme with “Whore-ose” and “Oom-berg” among others.
And there’s a reason for it: overwhelm the system, Cloward and Piven style, in order to force the left’s will upon us via rapid-fire ballot initiatives—a circumvention of our legislators that will devastate Idaho’s economy—targeting of the most conservative and second amendment-supporting legislators who physically stand for liberty, dehumanizing and bullying anyone who dares think differently, and of course, disarming us so that we cannot resist.
People are fed up and fighting back.
Boom. And a mic drop, girlfriend.
And that’s just for starters. Should the Governor Northams of the land keep pushing, the Pandora’s Box they’ll open will be one full of patriots, from all walks of life, and from all across the nation.
There are some—and by “some” I mean thoughtful, pragmatic people who rarely make controversial remarks—who say the left is trying to start a second Civil War. And I cannot disagree. And should it come, Virginia—ironically, given its battle for independence from Britain—will be ground zero.
The only question is: Do they think a second civil war will bring a different outcome than the first one?
While I hope it doesn’t come to that, next year’s election will bring one of two things: a Trump re-election and a further out-of-control left who’ll exhibit even more violent and incoherent behavior, or a Democrat win, which could very well, and very likely, spread like wildfire throughout the nation what’s transpiring right now in Virginia, Idaho, and Washington.
It’s a pivotal time for America, and it’s time those of us still on the fence about what the Democrat Party (and their appeasers in the GOP) really is jumped the hell off, because they’re showing us, right now, in technicolor, what they’ll do should we make the grave mistake of handing them back power.
So your New Year’s resolution should be this: Stand for liberty. Stand for due process. And stand for the future generations who deserve to live in a free America. Because the survival of our constitution and our republic demands nothing less.
And to Governor BlackFace von BabyKiller and the rest of the Democrats who’ve stirred up a hornet’s nest in Virginia, and to their comrades here in Idaho: We will not comply.
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