Virginia Democrats Continued Assault on Constitution

Virginia Democrats Continued Assault on Constitution

Virginia Democrats Continued Assault on Constitution

Don’t believe for a second that Virginia Democrats were are at all impressed by the 20,000 Second Amendment supporters who rallied in Richmond on January 20. Not only have they given a big middle finger to citizens over 2A rights but have pivoted to also shred the First Amendment.

Virginia moves to pass “red-flag” laws

Yesterday, VA Senate Democrats passed SB 240

The day after a massive gathering of gun-rights activists at the Virginia Capitol, the state Senate on Tuesday advanced legislation that would allow authorities to take guns away from people deemed dangerous to themselves or others.

The Democratic-led Senate gave preliminary approval to the so-called “red flag” law, SB 240.

The bill had been passed by in previous Senate sessions, including the day when the Senate passed three other gun bills, including universal background checks, a ‘one handgun a month’ law, and granting local governments the authority to ban weapons during permitted events in public spaces.

But on Tuesday, it went through several fights, with amendments proposed by Republicans ruled out of order and readings of substitutes waived.

SB 240 allows any attorney for the Commonwealth or any law-enforcement officer to go to any court judge or magistrate for an emergency order to seize guns. Maybe I missed it, but SB240 doesn’t state who is allowed to have that attorney or LEO act on their behalf. Immediate family members? Teacher? Co-worker? Neighbor? How about a Facebook or Twitter stranger from out-of-state with an axe to grind?

Oh? Don’t think something like that would ever happen? In Colorado a woman filed a petition against a police officer this month as revenge for his justified shooting of her son in 2017.

As usual, Democrats took a reasonable idea of giving the immediate family an option to take emergency action against an at-risk member and expanding it to be used as a general gun-confiscation racket. Your due process rights, indeed your safety are secondary to the AllGunsBad narrative of Democrats. In passing the one-gun-a-month bill, Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield) sneered

“Twelve handguns a year is more than enough, for most citizens.If you need more than that, go to Texas. They don’t have any laws.”

Such a nice boy.

Don’t talk smack to VA Government officials

Democrats only support Constitutional rights when it works in their favor. Otherwise, forgeddaboutit

… Democrats in the Capitol are not slowing down their push for tyranny. They are moving a bill through the legislature that would effectively criminalize dissent against Governor Blackface Northam and other state government officials. …

House Bill 1627 was introduced by Delegate Jeffrey M. Bourne last week …

Wait, what? Criminalize bad words directed at elected politicians? Holy Kim Jong-Un, Batman! Let’s look at the bill’s language:

§ 18.2-152.7:1. Harassment by computer; penalty.
If any person, with the intent to coerce, intimidate, or harass any person, shall use a computer or computer network to communicate obscene, vulgar, profane, lewd, lascivious, or indecent language, or make any suggestion or proposal of an obscene nature, or threaten any illegal or immoral act, he shall be is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. A violation of this section may be prosecuted in the jurisdiction in which the communication was made or received or in the City of Richmond if the person subjected to the act is one of the following officials or employees of the Commonwealth: the Governor, Governor-elect, Lieutenant Governor, Lieutenant Governor-elect, Attorney General, or Attorney General-elect, a member or employee of the General Assembly, a justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, or a judge of the Court of Appeals of Virginia.

Isn’t that special? Anything less than polite and respectful language directed at Gov. Blackface Abortham makes you a criminal in Virginia. And that “suggesting an obscene or immoral act” is especially precious.

Let me state right now to anyone of Coonman’s lackeys that I propose that the Dear Leader enjoy congress with any number of barnyard animals and squeal like a pig when he so engages.

Come get me.

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featured image, composite by VG Darleen Click

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13 Comments
  • The Rally was never going to change the plans of the democrats in Richmond. Their plans were not going to be derailed and the only possible change that could occur is had the rally proved violent in any way they may have gone bigger in their grab at freedom and the citizens constitutional rights.

    The good aspect of the rally is that it proved, yet again, that patriots are decent, law abiding, and passionate about their rights. I hope that the Rally in Richmond spawns more Second Amendment rallies across the nation as a new movement of restoring the Bill of Rights to their original intent gains momentum. 80 Million gun owners who are passionate about their rights is a huge voting block and we need to unify and stand for the repeal of all restrictive gun laws and the assertion of a national reciprocity law that removes any impediments to carry of all types of firearms across the nation.

  • GWB says:

    Darleen, the bill doesn’t actually rewrite any laws concerning what constitutes harassment. All of those bits are already in the law (as they are in probably every harassment law in existence in the US). The only difference is clarifying that when the governor (or all those other folks listed) is the target of the harassment, Richmond is the venue for the trial (or where the threat/whatnot was made).

    That’s it. And, it does NOT set apart the governor (or those other folks) for special protection from said harassment. He’s already covered as a citizen of the commonwealth. (Though I admit it’s debatable that this one is a citizen of the commonwealth, as opposed to Soros’ lackey.)

    Source? The bill is linked in that last tweet, and if you go read it, the only changes are the bits in italics and some strikeouts where things are replaced.

    • Darleen Click says:

      the problem as I see it, GWB, is that the “computer harrassment” language is unconstitutional on its face. It mixes “threats” with “suggesting an immoral act”. Dollars to donuts I bet absolutely 0 people in VA have been arrested, let alone convicted, for tweeting someone something akin to “Oh go sleep with your sister”.

      However, in putting in language that specifically names politicians and allows them to prosecute such crimes in Richmond is granting them special status to go after any person they don’t like. Double Ungood.

      • GWB says:

        Again, that language has been there for a long time. And it’s the same language used forever. Heck, it’s probably less broad then it was 40 years ago. (I wonder if Virginia still has laws of “moral turpitude” on the books?)

        How is allowing the prosecution to go forward in Richmond allowing them to “go after any person they don’t like”? They should be able to pick any random venue? It’s where they technically live and work. I’m pretty sure that if I want that law enforced on someone I have to file in my county of residence. (Or the county of the one I’m accusing, which is still allowed by the changes.) Seems to me it’s actually restricting the options of those people.

        • Joe Smith says:

          It’s permitting them to choose a more favorable venue. If someone tells Northam that he’ll sodomize him sideways with his AR15 if Northam tries to take it, it’s going to be a lot easier to get a conviction in Richmond than in Staunton or Galax.

  • Lloyd says:

    The current agenda of liberal democrats is not compatible with our Bill of Rights. Therefore, they seek to undermine those rights with restrictive laws.

  • Don says:

    You’re exactly right, Lloyd. The Virgina delegation to the constitutional convention signed, which meant, agreed with the content of the constitution and these clowns are trying to remove that which makes them traitors, period, thus subject to arrest for said treason….and it’s high time they’re held accountable just like all treasonous dumbacraps.

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  • Erik Aspenson says:

    Bill: Any person, legislator, entity, or committee that propagates, signs, or otherwise enables codification into law of a law later found to be unconstitutional will be personally liable for civil damages caused to any injured parties. Additionally they may face federal felony charges of breech of oath of office if the offense was felt by appeals or Supreme Court to be overt, malicious, or intentional.

    Two can play this game.

  • Blake says:

    Darleen,

    No idea you’d landed here.

    Anyway, it does not matter if a restriction seems “reasonable” because that restriction will always be stretched beyond original intent.

    This idea: “As usual, Democrats took a reasonable idea of giving the immediate family”

    Some of the most unscrupulous people I’ve ever encountered are “immediate family.”

    So-called “red flag” laws tend to be set up so the party who’s about to have his guns taken away has no representation.

    Red flag laws are a terrible idea, no matter how good they seem on the surface.

  • 370H55V says:

    “he shall be is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. A violation of this section may be prosecuted in the jurisdiction in which the communication was made or received ”

    Ah, male pronouns OK only when used to describe criminals, right!

  • I have posted the following to Jeff Bourne’s official Facebook page:

    Mr Bourne,

    You are being tagged in this Facebook post because of your dishonorable proposal of the blatantly unconstitutional HB 1627. It is my intention that this vote have uncomfortable consequences, and that public shame and opprobrium may coerce or intimidate you into correcting your actions. To that end, I request that you—
    (a) Publicly apologize for your violations of your oath of office;
    II. Withdraw the bill;
    3: Resign your office; and
    D] Look up the list of sexual acts illegal in the Commonwealth of Virginia and engage in those most obscene and liable to cause you pain and/or bodily injury.

    If this is to be a “Class 1 misdemeanor”, make the most of it.

    Sincerely, etc.

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