‘Blue’ Virginia State Senate bill to confiscate ‘assault firearms’

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.

Elections have consequences, and we are witnesses to the dire consequences of Virginia turning “blue”.

To begin, on election night, 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. 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 joined by the State Senate.

On November 21, 2019, Virginia State Senator Louise Lucas (D) introduced a bill, SB 64: Paramilitary activities; penalty, which violates the U.S. Constitution’s First (“the right of the people peaceably to assemble”) and Second Amendments (“the right of the people to keep and bear Arms”). In the name of banning “paramilitary activities,” SB 64 criminalizes:

  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 women’s self-defense, 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.

See “‘Blue’ Virginia senate bill to ban firearm and martial arts instruction”.

There is also another noxious bill in the Virginia State Senate which will outright confiscate “assault firearms” and “certain firearm magazines”. The bill, SB 16, was introduced by 79-year-old pro-abort State Senator Dick Saslaw (D) on November 18, 2019.

Below are the pertinent sections of SB 16:

  • Under SB 16 § 18.2-308.2:1 “Prohibiting the selling, etc., of firearms to certain persons,” is sub-section B. 1., which says: “no dealer shall sell, rent, trade, or transfer from his inventory any assault firearm to any person”.
  • A “dealer” is defined as “any person licensed as a dealer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 921 et seq.” and specifies that “any dealer who willfully and intentionally sells, rents, trades or transfers a firearm in violation of this section shall be guilty of a Class 6 felony.”
  • Furthermore, SB 16’s § 18.2-308.8 also criminalizes the import, sale, transfer, manufacture, purchase, possession, or transport of an “assault firearm,” punishable as a Class 6 felony.
  • § 18.2-308.9 criminalizes the import, sale, barter, or transfer of “certain firearm magazines” that are “designed to hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition,” punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor.

SB 16 § 18.2-308.8 defines “assault firearm” as:

1. A semi-automatic center-fire rifle that expels single or multiple projectiles by action of an explosion of a combustible material with a fixed magazine capacity in excess of 10 rounds;

2. A semi-automatic center-fire rifle that expels single or multiple projectiles by action of an explosion of a combustible material that has the ability to accept a detachable magazine and has one of the following characteristics: (i) a folding or telescoping stock; (ii) a pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the rifle; (iii) a thumbhole stock; (iv) a second handgrip or a protruding grip that can be held by the non-trigger hand; (v) a bayonet mount; (vi) a grenade launcher; (vii) a flare launcher; (viii) a silencer; (ix) a flash suppressor; (x) a muzzle brake; (xi) a muzzle compensator; (xii) a threaded barrel capable of accepting (a) a silencer, (b) a flash suppressor, (c) a muzzle brake, or (d) a muzzle compensator; or (xiii) any characteristic of like kind as enumerated in clauses (i) through (xii);

3. A semi-automatic center-fire pistol that expels single or multiple projectiles by action of an explosion of a combustible material with a fixed magazine capacity in excess of 10 rounds;

4. A semi-automatic center-fire pistol that expels single or multiple projectiles by action of an explosion of a combustible material that has the ability to accept a detachable magazine and has one of the following characteristics: (i) a folding or telescoping stock; (ii) a thumbhole stock; (iii) a second handgrip or a protruding grip that can be held by the non-trigger hand; (iv) the capacity to accept a magazine that attaches to the pistol outside of the pistol grip; (v) a shroud that is attached to, or partially or completely encircles, the barrel and that permits the shooter to hold the pistol with the non-trigger hand without being burned; (vi) a manufactured weight of 50 ounces or more when the pistol is unloaded; (vii) a threaded barrel capable of accepting (a) a silencer, (b) a flash suppressor, (c) a barrel extender, or (d) a forward handgrip; or (viii) any characteristic of like kind as enumerated in clauses (i) through (vii);

5. A shotgun with a revolving cylinder that expels single or multiple projectiles by action of an explosion of a combustible material; or

6. A semi-automatic shotgun that expels single or multiple projectiles by action of an explosion of a combustible material that has one of the following characteristics: (i) a folding or telescoping stock, (ii) a thumbhole stock, (iii) a pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the shotgun, (iv) the ability to accept a detachable magazine, (v) a fixed magazine capacity in excess of seven rounds, or (vi) any characteristic of like kind as enumerated in clauses (i) through (v).

“Assault firearm” includes any part or combination of parts designed or intended to convert, modify, or otherwise alter a firearm into an assault firearm, or any combination of parts that may be readily assembled into an assault firearm. “Assault firearm” does not include (i) a firearm that has been rendered permanently inoperable, (ii) an antique firearm as defined in § 18.2-308.2:2, or (iii) a curio or relic as defined in § 18.2-308.2:2.

Since SB 16 bans the possession of “assault firearms,” that means the “assault firearms” now owned by Virginians will be confiscated.

Exempt from SB 16 are, of course, the Virginia state government and law enforcement officers.

See also “Supreme Court ruled in 2008 that Second Amendment applies to individuals, not militias, and may include military weapons

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2014 – New Yorks 1,000,000 new illegal gun owners.. REFUSED TO REGISTER THEIR MEDIA LABELED ASSAULT WEAPONS.. One million plus new felons, all armed with scary, high capacity, media labeled assault weapons! The deadline for New York residents to register their so called “Assault Weapons” and “High” (read standard) Capacity Magazines came and went. An estimated million plus, formerly law abiding, gun owners have refused to comply with Cuomo and down state Democrat’s naive belief that the NY Safe Act, passed in a so called emergency session of the New York legislature, could force free people to register their hard… Read more »

blather
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blather

Uhhh, the only felons are the ones that created the treasonous laws. Why aren’t the cops arresting them?

William
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William

And so it begins in earnest and they will of course move the goalposts to eventually redefine “assault weapon” as anything more powerful than a single shot bolt action .22 varmint gun. Disarming us is the intermediate goal and then the culling begins in stages. As the leftards would say, resist! There are compressed air weapons, short range but fairly powerful. No combustible material so they would be exempt. For now. My friend has one, he says it will drop a bear at 100 yards. Don’t know about that. Worth looking into as plan B or C

Shawn
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If your holding out for plan b and c your already dead. You fool it’s not the guns they are coming for, it’s the gun owners.

DCG
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So how come they don’t go after the criminal gun owners?

Truckjunkie
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Truckjunkie

Because THAT would include THEM.

William
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William

Legal and law-abiding gun owners are a threat to them. The criminal MS-13 types work for them

DCG
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Must be nice to be an illegal alien who just happens to have a gun “accidentally fire” when you are holding it and liberals defend you…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_of_Kate_Steinle

William
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William

You don’t say. Who’d a ever thunk it?

Michael Garrison
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Michael Garrison

Remember folks, these laws ARE ONLY for the sheep. They do not apply to Muslims or Freemasons.

Grif
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Or illegal aliens, or Antifa terrorists, or South Side Chicago gang-bangers, or governors of sanctuary states, or mayors of sanctuary cities, or just about every Demorat member of Congress who ever lived.

Kane
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Kane

There isn’t going to be a “Plan B” or “C”.
We end it before that.
May have to show this oathbreaking criminals why we have the 2nd Amendment in the first place.
I’m over it…if you haven’t figured that out yet.

The Most Conservative Man In The World
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The Most Conservative Man In The World

You’re “over it”? Really?
Tell me please, what exactly do you plan to do about it?
I ask because what is lacking on the right is a leader to lead us, the willing patriots, into battle to take back our government and country.
Are you that person? What are your plans? How do you intend to defeat the Apache helicopters and F-35s that the government is sure to send against you?
I’ll follow you – if your plan is more than some vague “Red Dawn” fantasy.

Joe dirt
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Joe dirt

If all those weapons are so effective, why is U.S. almost 20 years fighting less than 200,000 third world Taliban? U.S. has bombers, fighters, cruise missiles, helicopters, MRAP’s, fighting against third world Taliban that use RPG’s, IED’s & AK-47’s. U.S. is quickly morphing into the most inept, corrupt, incoherent, globalist, brain dead foreign policy ever conceived in human history, run by communist sympathizing elitist grifting scum bags like Reid, Clinton, Brennan, Comey, Holder, Kerry, promoting socialism for serfs and power and tax payer grift for the neoleftist elite. Both Democans and Republicrats are on the take, Mr. Smith goes to… Read more »

William
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William

We have considerable firepower but we need to be semi-organized. There was some discussion about invading the US in the Japanese high command but it didn’t get much traction. Are you crazy, Americans have guns! But TPTB won’t hesitate to use everything at their disposal against us. Rep. Fartwell said more than he intended when he threatened to use nukes

William
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William

US foreign policy has been for some time infiltrated by a certain foreign entity, aided by traitors like the ones you mentioned, and has been directed in a way that advances the interests of that entity while at the same time undermining US national security interests. The Iraq “war” was a case in point. I’m sure you remember the hype, the 4th largest army in the world, thousands of tanks (Russian T-72’s that they needed to use pipe wrenches to shift). So it was over before it started thereby eliminating an obstacle to the hegemonic designs of said entity. The… Read more »

William
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William

Not to mention minituarized UAV’s armed with sarin and so on. If they want you dead, you’re dead. They have the means to eradicate every last one of us. It might be instructive to ask what’s stopping them. For one thing they are not all on the same page. Factions within TPTB don’t want armed conflict because things get broken and they want everything for themselves. It’s better for them to just get the masses to march up the chutes like zombified lemmings. By all appearances they are succeeding swimmingly. Some of us are aware enough to break out of… Read more »

William
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William

So let’s do an armed siege of the VA legislature. Ready when you are. Have you thought about what happens next? The People rise up and join us and then it’s on to Constantinople, right? No, The People aren’t into rising up. If we live streamed the siege they might watch it though. Whether we like it or not we have to get The People on board in some way. They do with lies and subterfuge and bread-and-circus. We have to find a way to punch through that trance. In our favor is the fact that people are suckers for… Read more »

neil hounshell
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neil hounshell

you got that right

William
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William

Now I’ll have to scratch Dick Saslaw from my Christmas list and add him to my ever-lengthening sh*t list/traitor list. Lucas is already on it. Figures his name is Dick

WilliamtheResolute
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WilliamtheResolute

Demtards…traitors and Socialist scum. I support the Constitution, the reason we have the 2nd Amendment is to make sure the government respects our 1st Amendment rights

Teknikid
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Teknikid

By simply how they defined the magazine of 10 rounds or more to be prohibited, they just defined various semi-automatic pistols as “assault firearms.” This has nothing to do with so-called “military style” guns. It has to do with controlling the people. I want to know if there is any foreign influence behind this bill. China would love to invade us and take our resources.

Teknikid
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Teknikid

By the way, this violates not only the 2nd Amendment, but the Virginia state constitution as well.

George
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George

Why do people continue to speak of this thing called The Constitution? Washington DC does not recognize that document. The Constitution was written for people with Religious and Moral values, to anyone else it is meaningless.
Has not the actions of every politician proven that true? It is meaningless to them, as we are. Not sure how it will work out with everyone proclaiming they have a 2nd Amendment Right, while not exercising that Right. The “people” are not organized or prepared for what they will throw at us.

William
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William

Agree, the Constitution is only effective for those willing to accept it as the law of the land. Their only law is power. Appeals to constitutionality avail nothing with them. To them it’s toilet paper

Leo
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Not only would government law officials of Virginia still have these assault weapons, so would the criminal class – public and/or private!

George
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George

Things are no different today then they were back when the nation attempted to remove itself from the rule and taxation of King George. Today though, it’s not King George. It’s the Banks and Corporations (“they” hide their names behind) that want nothing more that to continue squeezing the masses and wringing them out for all the profit they can. There is no more Representative Government for the People. All Representation is for them. They own every walking person in every hall and doorway of every office. The People’s voice without debate has been silenced. People are learning what they… Read more »

tuco22
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tuco22

It’s plain to see that the mechanisms for peaceful change given to us by the Founding Fathers no longer work. These people simply hijack the system and then implement their agenda under cover of elected representation, thus turning our system against us.

Judy JJ Smith
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Judy JJ Smith

I have for years wanted to travel through Virginia….well, folks, not now.

GRIZZ
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GRIZZ

Are they ready to go full WACO?

William
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William

almost

andy
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andy

We are the only country in the world that has a Second Amendment. Find one government in all of history that banned it’s own ARMED FORCES from “Keeping and Bearing” ARMS. Find one government in the history of humanity that felt a need to document a “RIGHT” for it’s ARMED FORCES to possess ARMS. Oppressive Governments are ALWAYS banning the People’S RIGHT to arms. The claim that the Founding Fathers wrote the 2nd Amendment to give Our ARMED FORCES a “right” to keep and carry ARMS is S-T-U-P-I-D. The only reason for the Second Amendment is to clearly spell-out the… Read more »

Forearmed
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Forearmed

What part of “Shall not be infringed” do those morons not understand. If they vote in a law that is unconstitutional, then it is NO LAW and you do not have to follow it. If the State thugs come after your weapons, then you know that the NAZIs bastards will not stop until they are taken out. They started this war, and hopefully patriots will finish it. This will not be a war like any war before, because it will become strategic hits on enemies of the Constitution. When enough of those officials die, the rest will finally realize that… Read more »

Arizona
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Arizona

LETS FACE IT ALL YOU COWARDS,your government IS GUILTY OF TREASON,so when are your hero’s going to start arresting them,WHERES YOUR POLICE GANGS AT??WHERES YOUR MILITARY AT??whos in charge of arresting TRAITORS…I know americans aren’t the sharpest knives in the drawer,BUT LOOK IN THE MIRROR,your it,if your police gangs don’t want to help,ITS BECAUSE THEIR ALL bought and paid for TRAITORS AND WHORES,In that case,they get the same treatment…OR ARE YOU YELLOW COWARDS WAITING FOR THEM TO KICK IN YOUR DOORS…because they will when they get brave enough……

blather
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blather

The Redcoats coming, The Redcoats coming. Declaring war on you colonist again. Only they wear Bluecoats and call themselves Demoncraps.

Dan Adams
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Dan Adams

Looks like the Flashpoint for the next civil war is Virginia.

William
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William

History repeats

Tex Clark
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Tex Clark

SB16: Molon labe.