‘Blue’ Virginia senate bill to ban firearm and martial arts instruction

Virginia was considered a “swing” state in presidential elections, but the state became a solid “blue” on November 6, 2019.

With Democrats already holding the state’s three highest offices (governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general), after two years of Republican control in the state House and Senate by single-seat majorities, the voters of Virginia saw fit to give Democrats full control of the state legislature for the first time since 1994. Democrats won at least 21 of 40 seats in the state Senate and 51 seats in the 100-member House of Delegates.

Virginia’s pro-abort Gov. Ralph Northam (D), 60, a pediatric neurologist by occupation and a former U.S. Army medical officer, wasted no time in pushing his gun control agenda. On election night, he declared his plan to reintroduce a package of gun control laws during the next legislative session. See “Elections have consequences: ‘Blue’ Virginia goes whole hog for gun control”.

Northam is now joined by the State Senate.

On November 21, 2019, Virginia State Senator Louise Lucas (D) introduced a bill that seeks to ban “paramilitary activities” by criminalizing:

  1. Instruction and training in using firearms.
  2. Instruction and training in any “technique capable of causing injury or death to persons“, which can be construed to mean boxing, fencing, and the martial arts.
  3. Assembling with others to target shoot in a gun range.
  4. Assembling with others to perform “technique capable of causing injury or death to persons“, which can be construed to mean being in a boxing or martial arts studio.
  5. Marching or parading while carrying a firearm.

The bill is SB 64: Paramilitary activities; penalty. Here is the full text of SB 64 (I provided the bold in red):

SENATE BILL NO. 64
Offered January 8, 2020
Prefiled November 21, 2019
A BILL to amend and reenact § 18.2-433.2 of the Code of Virginia, relating to paramilitary activities; penalty.

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Patron– Lucas
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Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 18.2-433.2 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 18.2-433.2. Paramilitary activity prohibited; penalty.

A person shall be is guilty of unlawful paramilitary activity, punishable as a Class 5 felony if he:

1. Teaches or demonstrates to any other person the use, application, or making of any firearm, explosive, or incendiary device, or technique capable of causing injury or death to persons, knowing or having reason to know or intending that such training will be employed for use in, or in furtherance of, a civil disorder; or

2. Assembles with one or more persons for the purpose of training with, practicing with, or being instructed in the use of any firearm, explosive, or incendiary device, or technique capable of causing injury or death to persons, intending to employ such training for use in, or in furtherance of, a civil disorder; or

3. Assembles with one or more persons with the intent of intimidating any person or group of persons by drilling, parading, or marching with any firearm, any explosive or incendiary device, or any components or combination thereof.

2. That the provisions of this act may result in a net increase in periods of imprisonment or commitment. Pursuant to § 30-19.1:4 of the Code of Virginia, the estimated amount of the necessary appropriation cannot be determined for periods of imprisonment in state adult correctional facilities; therefore, Chapter 854 of the Acts of Assembly of 2019 requires the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission to assign a minimum fiscal impact of $50,000. Pursuant to § 30-19.1:4 of the Code of Virginia, the estimated amount of the necessary appropriation cannot be determined for periods of commitment to the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice.

On November 6, Louise Lucas was reelected with 93.1% of the vote, with no opposition from Virginia’s Republican Party.

H/t CSM

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TrailDust
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I bet they exclude government emergency drills from their list of illegal activities. This law makes citizens easy prey for government tyranny.

William
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William

Both “emergency drills” and “mass shootings” are excluded. But I repeat myself

DCG
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So women can’t participate in self defense classes that teach you how to injure an attacker? Tell me again which party is participating in a #waronwomen…

GRIZZ
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GRIZZ

Right to bear arms
Right to free assembly
Right to free speech.
Anything else we should remind them of before hanging them?

William
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William

“Anything else we should remind them of before hanging them?” Remind them to leave wills. When people die without leaving wills drama ensues. We don’t need any more drama

Truckjunkie
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Truckjunkie

When people die without leaving Wills,the REAL damage is that the County and Attorneys often end up with most of the estate through various bills,charges,fees and taxes. So NOT leaving a Will merely empowers the County hierarchy even MORE.

William
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William

I was just being “funny”. I was thinking of my Lady’s brother who just passed with no will. He left a pile of money, about half a million. Now it goes by default to his near-worthless drug addicted son, his sole heir. It’s party time. The attorneys will get their piece of the action but he’ll be too high to care

Culper Ring
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Right to identify as Militia even when not called upon? Right to be secure in own person, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures? Right to not answer self-incriminating questions? Right to due process of law when in jeopardy of loss of own life, liberty or property? Right to just compensation in eminent domain? Right to speedy and public trial by impartial jury in crime cases? Right to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation of crime? Right to face accusers of crimes? Right to be confronted with contrary witnesses in crime cases? Right to… Read more »

William
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William

This bill is so blatantly unconstitutional on so many levels It’s hard to believe it’s anything other than a trial balloon. Let’s see what we can get away with. Lucas must represent a black district. They have been brainwashed into voting by race regardless of the issues. She is a traitor and enemy of the people, including her own people

oldguy
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oldguy

They need to ban going to public schools if they really want to prevent doing any harm

William
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William

And ban doctors too while they’re at it. Especially pediatric neurosurgeons

Emily Summer
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Emily Summer

Your ignorance and rancor is stupidly stunning.

William
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William

Obviously I don’t think doctors should be banned. My sarcasm and contempt are directed at Northam, at least his public persona and unconstitutional positions. As a human being I would pray for his enlightenment and salvation. Your misinterpretation of my remark is stupidly stunning

DCG
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Of course I should have assumed you were being your witty self 🙂

DCG
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While I don’t know what causes William to have that opinion, I’m assuming he has a personal experience that left a very bad taste in his mouth.

There’s an exception to any generalization. Maybe you can provide some data along with your insult to backup your opinion (such as one that debunks a study [second link below] claiming death by medical mistreatment or diagnosis is the third leading cause of death in the US [first link below])?

https://www.scribeamerica.com/blog/medical-errors-causes-solutions/

https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/are-medical-errors-really-the-third-most-common-cause-of-death-in-the-u-s-2019-edition/

William
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William

I’ve seen many lives ruined by “medical professionals”, especially psychiatrists. But we need doctors in the same way we need mechanics. I do anyway. Mechanics that is. Doctors are fallible human beings, the best ones regard themselves as partners and consultants in our well-
being, not experts. We are the experts on us

William
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William

“Death by Doctor” is very ambiguously quantified. From my experience American medicine is not optimal for chronic disease conditions but very good for treating people hit by trucks. It’s dominated by Pharma, especially mental “health” (illness). It’s at the point where new disorders are created just to encompass the side effects of new drugs. Medical research is generally tendentious, intended to reinforce the staus quo. Conclusions should always be questioned. An area I often cite is HIV/AIDS because it is so egregious. In MA for a person testing “HIV positive” who falls off a cliff and dies, the cause of… Read more »

DCG
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Concur about Pharma. Some areas of “medicine” and “treatment” seem like a big racket to me…

William
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William

A racket that just keeps getting more rackety. Now they take credit for “curing” diseases that don’t exist. Hep C comes to mind. Hep C is a consequence of IV drug abuse. There is no Hep C virus. 100 percent of Hep C positives I’ve worked with have a history of IV drug abuse. It spreads via “needle-sharing” they say. Why would they share needles, The State gives them away for free. Now they “cure” it with miracle drugs that cost 9000 dollars a pill, at least here. A very lucrative emerging market, possible only in an environment in which… Read more »

William
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William

It isn’t necessary to insult me. I’m a reasonable person and a “nice guy”. So I’ll blow off your insult, mainly because your screen avatar looks very much like my beloved cat of color, Inky

Truckjunkie
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Truckjunkie

You may be onto something-since more people die every year from Malpractice than from being shot,but they still want to ban GUNS.

William
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William

They want to take away our ability to defend ourselves against them and their antifa/MS-13 armies. From a tactical point of view that only makes sense

oldguy
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oldguy

I say build a dojo with it’s own gun range right next door to Ms. Lucas’ home.

William
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William

The fact that Northam gets a D from the NRA says more about the NRA than it does about him. He should get a Z. If we’re generous we could give him a U, for Useless Idiot

Wes Rhinier
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Wes Rhinier
Michael Garrison
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Michael Garrison

Everything is illegal today except for the Freemasons. And they’re the culprits in 99.9% of the crime!! I don’t vote, never have. They are all controlled, and they either do what their told, or they die. Just like Schiff, with his impeachment of Trump. Turns out, these two are related and working together to loot America, as proven with Trump, a Rothschilds asset, giving over one trillion dollars to banks that Schiff is a part of. Schiff is also a Rothschilds asset and this charade makes me want to puke. All of America’s gold reserves are now gone, and the… Read more »

Splitfinger
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Splitfinger

Sounds to me that they are afraid of us having Guns…HEHE they should be ….we are coming for them…LOL

Truckjunkie
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Truckjunkie

Gee-that sounds–Communist,doesn’t it? It’s ironic,to me,that in Virginia a person can actually become a MEMBER of the State’s Senate without even READING the US Constitution. This MUST be the case,or she’d KNOW how utterly unconstitutional this is. She should be arrested for violating the Citizens’ Right to freedom of assembly,and all that her pile of excrement Bill involves that prevents people from their hard fought for freedoms. Of course the majority of Virginia’s population should ALSO be arrested for allowing THIS imbecile to become a Senator to begin with. What the
Hell were they THINKING??

William
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William

They want us to think that it’s a majority of VA’s population but it was actually only a small majority of the small minority, about a third of eligible voters, who bothered to vote. And so they squeaked out a tiny majority in the state legislature. But that’s all they need. I lose patience with people who say voting doesn’t matter. It does matter and if the good people participated with the same level of commitment that the dark side demonstrates it would matter a hell of a lot more

MarkyMark
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MarkyMark

I read an article on American Thinker that pointed out that the GOP didn’t even bother to field a candidate for 1/4 of the state senate seats! As they say, you have to be in it to win it. If you don’t even bother showing up, you won’t win anything…

chemtrailssuck
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chemtrailssuck

They want us disarmed so they can let the illegal immigrant muslims steamroll over all of us. I pray they are all soundly defeated in the next election.