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President Trump nixes Obama deal for China to control Port of Long Beach

The Port of Long Beach, California is the second-busiest port in the United States and one of the world’s busiest seaports, a leading gateway for trade between the United States and Asia. It supports more than 2.6 million jobs nationally and generates billions of dollars in economic activity each year.

Founded in 1911, each year, the Port handles:

  • More than 7.5 million 20-foot container units (TEUs)
  • Cargo valued at $194 billion
  • 82.3 million metric tons of cargo
  • 2,000 vessel calls

The Port’s loaded containers account for:

  • 1/3 moving through all California ports
  • 1/4 moving through all West Coast ports
  • nearly 1 in 5 moving through all U.S. ports

Given its importance, for a foreign country to control the Port of Long Beach would be worrisome, not to mention a foreign country has no business controlling any port in the United States. Even worse, however, if the foreign country is one not friendly to the United States and whose politcal-economic system is hostile to democracy.

But that’s precisely what the Obama administration did.

In 2012, the Obama administration signed an agreement — a 40-year container terminal lease — giving OOCL (Orient Overseas Container Line), a Hong Kong container transportation and logistics company, control of the Port of Long Beach, America’s second-largest container port behind the nearby Port of Los Angeles.

Note: Hong Kong is a part of China, ostensibly a “special administration region” with alleged autonomy from the Chinese government in Beijing.

According to Printus LeBlanc of the Daily Torch, OOCL has been a good steward of the port with no controversy associated with the company.

In July 2017, however, OOCL was purchased by COSCO (China Ocean Shipping Company), a Chinese government-owned conglomerate. Headquarted in Beijing, COSCO is the largest dry bulk carrier in China and one of the largest dry bulk shipping operators worldwide.

LeBlanc points out why COSCO’s control of the Port of Long Beach is a matter of great concern:

This is the same Chinese government responsible for dozens of hacks and spying operations, targeting the U.S. defense industry. The communist government has been assaulting the defense industry, stealing hundreds of billions of dollars in trade secrets. The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has been able to make staggering technological advancements because of the theft. The F-35, V-22, Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, and Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System are just a few of the systems compromised by Chinese espionage efforts. After the unprecedented level of spying, why would the U.S. invite the perpetrator onto U.S. soil?

The attempted Chinese purchase of the port operations fits a pattern for the Chinese government. The Communist regime has undertaken an ambitious global project known as the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The initiative is a series of Chinese controlled ports, railways, and highway projects connecting 65 percent of the global population and 40 percent of global GDP.

China is using the BRI to influence policies of the nations the belt passes throughas it did with Greece last Summer. Greece refused to back the European Union’s attempt to criticize China’s human rights record, marking the first time the union failed to make its statement at the U.N.

The addition of the Long Beach Port implies the Chinese government may want to extend the belt to the Western Hemisphere. Perhaps we shouldn’t make it so easy for them.

Happily, President Trump squashed the Obama administration’s deal.

Judicial Watch reports:

Under a long-term deal sealed by the Obama administration, a Chinese Communist company was set to control the second-busiest container port in the United States. In an unreported Trump administration victory, the Communists are out after a drawn-out national security review forced a unit of China-based COSCO Shipping Holdings Co. (Orient Overseas Container Line—OOCL) to sell the cherished container terminal business, which handles among the largest freight of imports into the U.S.

One of the Trump administration’s first big moves was to get the Communists out of the Port of Long Beach. After a national security review and federal intervention, the Long Beach terminal business, which handles millions of containers annually, is finally being sold to an Australian company called Macquarie Infrastructure Partners. That essentially kills China’s decades-long contract with the Obama administration.

The deal never should have been signed in the first place considering the facility’s size, significance and the national security issues associated with a hostile foreign government controlling it….

Removing Chinese Communists from this essential port is a tremendous feat and a huge victory for U.S. national security. You’d never know it because the media, consumed with the impeachment debacle, has ignored this important achievement. The only coverage of the finalized transfer is found in Long Beach’s local newspaper, which published a brief article omitting important background information on the Trump administration’s work to take back the terminal from the Communists….

In the last few years China has bought cargo ports throughout the world, including in Latin America, the Indian Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. Chinese-owned ports are located in Greece, Italy, Spain and other European locations. In sub-Saharan Africa there are dozens of existing or planned port projects funded or operated by China, according to a study that highlights the threat the Chinese investments present to U.S. influence in the region. One troubling analysis points out that “COSCO’s commercial expansion has created leverage for Beijing — leverage that has already resulted in countries that host COSCO ports adopting China’s position on key international issues.

Thank you, President Trump!

H/t John Molloy

~Eowyn

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Virginia anti-gun rights Gov. Northam (D) declares state of emergency

Since last November 6’s election that gave control of Virginia’s entire state government to Democrats, led by pro-abort Gov. Ralph Northam (D), Democrats have been on a tear to impose gun control. See:

In response is a massive backlash by Virginia gun owners:

  • Local officials have issued pro-Second Amendment statements vowing to protect citizens’ gun rights against state authorities.
  • Cities and counties are forming militias and sanctuaries (see “Virginians are forming sanctuaries and militias against the anticipated gun grab“). As of  January 14, 2020, 130 counties and cities have passed sanctuary measures.
  • Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL), a grassroots gun-rights organization, called for a rally next Monday, January 20, at the state capitol in Richmond, to lobby VA legislators not to vote away Virginians’ Second Amendment-guaranteed gun rights. VCDL President Phillip Van Cleave told Liberty Nation “the state is green with sanctuaries” and that he expects a massive turnout.

Monday, January 20, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day — a day known as “Lobby day” in Virginia politics as advocates for a number of causes use the holiday to try and buttonhole lawmakers. On that day, pro-gun and gun-control advocates would hold rallies. Jeff Katz, the host of a popular radio show on WRVA, said thousands of citizens are expected at the gun-rights rally next Monday because “People are outraged. This is the tipping point.”

Democrat Ralph Northam had men in black face and a KKK hood in his 1984 medical school yearbook.

Reacting to the planned rally, Governor Northam declared a state of emergency banning guns and “weapons of all kinds” from the state capitol beginning tomorrow, January 17, through next Tuesday, January 21.

The Associated Press reports that on Jan. 15, 2020, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency over threats of “armed militia groups storming our Capitol” ahead of a gun-rights rally next Monday. The emergency order will ban weapons of all kinds, including firearms, helmets and shields, from the Capitol grounds starting Friday and continuing through Tuesday.

Northam said the emergency order was necessary to protect public safety because of potential violence from out-of-state groups at the Monday rally. Claiming that “law enforcement agencies” consider the rally to pose “credible, serious threats,” Northam said some of the rhetoric used by groups planning to attend Monday’s rally is similar to what was said in the lead-up to last year’s so-called “white nationalist” rally in Charlottesville, VA, and that “We will not allow that mayhem and violence to happen here.”

Virginia Republicans, who did not even field candidates in many precincts in last November’s election, thereby ceding victory to the Democrats, were mixed in their response:

  • VA House Minority Leader Del. Todd Gilbert lamented that “there are legitimate concerns of a few bad actors hijacking the rally.”
  • But Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Jack Wilson condemned Northam’s declaration in a statement: “Northam and the rest of the Virginia Democrats have made their session goal crystal clear: a disarmed, vulnerable, and subservient citizenry.”

Northam’s emergency announcement comes days after Democratic leaders used a special rules committee to ban guns inside the Capitol and a legislative office building. That ban did not include Capitol grounds, which are under the governor’s control.

InfoWars has an audio recording of an unnamed Virginia State police officer saying that Barack Obama is orchestrating (“running”) Northam’s state of emergency, and that “there are people in high places in [VA] government” who are “told to do…ignore Trump, pipe down, and the people are just scared and just frustrated.”

On the Todd Starnes radio show, Liberty University president, Jerry Falwell Jr. vows he will “call for civil disobedience if the Democrats go through with this [state of emergency]. You don’t mess with people’s guns in this part of the state. They [Democrats] don’t know what they’ve gotten into and they’re going to find out the hard way, I’m afraid.”

See also:

H/t CSM

~Eowyn

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Rotten fruit of Europe’s open-door policy: New Year’s Eve riot in EU capital Brussels

For some time now, Fellowship of the Minds hasn’t posted much on Muslim shenanigans in Europe, but that doesn’t mean all is peaceful and quiet.

Here’s a recent whopper of an incident when some 50-60,000 people took part in the New Year celebrations at the Atomium, a landmark building in Brussels, originally constructed for the 1958 Brussels World Expo. Brussels is the capital of Belgium and the de facto capital of the European Union (EU).

Sarah Crew reports for The Bulletin that on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, 2019, “disturbances” in Brussels involved:

  • The throwing of projectiles.
  • A tram that had its windows broken.
  • A damaged bus shelter.
  • 82 bins, 19 cars, two mopeds, and 9 apartments set on fire.
  • A collapse balcony in Schaerbeek while people were standing on it.
  • 165 emergency calls for medical assistance; 50 to homes and 115 to public streets.
  • A 21-year-old man with a serious knife wound.
  • During the firework display at the Atomium, there were 23 responses and 10 ambulance transfers. This was in addition to 60 interventions and five ambulance transfers during the celebrations at Palais 10 and 12 in Heysel.
  • Police made 185 administrative and 26 judicial arrests.
  • By the next (New Year) morning, six people were charged by the Brussels prosecutor — three were accused of theft, the other three were charged with domestic violence.
  • Police had set up a taskforce to identify the perpetrators of the “disturbances” and called on the public, media and local businesses to share any images they have. Spokesperson Denis Goeman said, “The aim is to identify as many rioters as possible and to prosecute them in order to send the message that such acts are unacceptable and will not go unpunished.”

The New Year’s Eve violence was actually better handled and coordinated by the police, after criticism of police handling of New Year’s Eve violence in 2019, which included riots in Molenbeek.

Brussels-Ixelles police spokesperson Olivier Slosse said police coordination worked well, “Fire services were able to work in total security. These are dramatic figures, but police quickly intervened in very different areas. The situations did not have time to gain momentum in the same place. We have the impression that we managed to prevent the situation from escalating to the point of last year.”

@DVATW tweeted this video of the New Year’s Eve “disturbances” in the EU capital:

The tweets in response to the video all say the rioters were Muslim “immigrants”. Below is a sample of the comments:

“When this same Mob were at the gates of Vienna in 1529 & 1683 it was called INVASION. Now it’s call the Diversification of Europe. Wake-Up!!!”

“Invite the 3rd world…….”

“Europe will crumble Europeans will perish Stringent border controls are a necessity in order for any chance of survival.”

“It is a problem all across Europe, and North America unfortunately and people need to reclaim the rights that are being eradicated by Globalist Government Officials by voting them out at each and every opportunity. The next step they will use against us is ‘declaring martial law’.”

“No doubt the MSM will be all over this tomorrow, no? Oh well”

~Eowyn

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Why is the United Nations hiring a military disarmament officer for New York?

Did you know that the United Nations (UN) has a Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Resource Centre?

According to the Center’s website:

DDR stands for disarmament, demobilization and reintegration. The objective of the DDR process is to contribute to security and stability in post-conflict environments so that recovery and development can begin. The DDR of ex-combatants is a complex process, with political, military, security, humanitarian and socio-economic dimensions. It aims to deal with the post-conflict security problem that arises when ex-combatants are left without livelihoods or support networks, other than their former comrades, during the vital transition period from conflict to peace and development. Through a process of removing weapons from the hands of combatants, taking the combatants out of military structures and helping them to integrate socially and economically into society, DDR seeks to support male and female ex-combatants and men, boys, women and girls associated with armed forces and groups, so that they can become active participants in the peace process….

All those who are found to be members of an armed force or group (to be included in the DDR programme), whether they were involved in active combat or in support roles (such as cooks, porters, messengers, administrators, sex slaves and ‘war wives’), shall be considered part of the armed force or group and therefore shall be included in the DDR programme….

Disarmament is the collection, documentation, control and disposal of small arms, ammunition, explosives and light and heavy weapons of combatants and often also of the civilian population. Disarmament also includes the development of responsible arms management programmes.

Although the United Nations is headquartered on international territory in New York City, the UN has no jurisdiction over the city.

This is doubly ensured by the fact that not only did President Trump not ratify the gun control UN Arms Trade Treaty signed by Obama’s Secretary of State John Kerry, April Trump officially withdrew the United States from the treaty last April.

So why, then, is the UN advertising to hire an English-speaking Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration officer who would be assigned to the UN’s Department of Peace Operations and stationed in the city of New York?

On December 26, 2019, the UN posted this job opening on its “Careers” website (also archived here):

Job Opening

Posting Title: DISARMAMENT, DEMOBILIZATION AND REINTEGRATION OFFICER, P4

Job Code Title: DISARMAMENT, DEMOBILIZATION AND REINTEGRATION OFFICER

Department/Office: Department of Peace Operations

Duty Station: NEW YORK

Posting Period: 26 December 2019 – 08 February 2020

Job Opening Number: 19-Security Institutions-DPO-127453-R-New York (R)

The responsibilities of the Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Officer include:

  • Acts as a Focal Point for Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) components for two to three missions, responsible for planning, support to implementation and evaluation;
  • Participates in DPO and Integrated Task Force planning meetings for the establishment of a new peacekeeping mission with a potential DDR component;
  • Provides Headquarters support in planning the civilian and military logistics support for DDR

The “work experience” of this Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Officer must include “Seven years of relevant experience in disarmament affairs, political analysis or in national military or paramilitary service, preferably related to the design, implementation or review of DDR.

What does the United Nations know that the American citizen doesn’t?

H/t Activist Post

~Eowyn

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Democrat prez candidate Andrew Yang’s ‘Emperor has no clothes’ moment

Democrat presidential candidate Andrew Yang, 44, is an attorney, entrepreneur, and son of Taiwanese immigrants, with a net worth of $1 million.

See “Net worth of 2020 presidential candidates

Yesterday, Andrew Yang said something quite remarkable, akin to the child in the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale who alone said the truth — that the Emperor was not wearing any clothes,

On ABC This Week, Yang said no voters are asking him about the impeachment of President Trump, and that Americans are more worried about child and health care costs than they are about impeachment.

Then Yang said something even more remarkable — that the Democratic Party should ask themselves the “hard questions” of why Trump was elected, and that the primary reason why Trump was elected was the economy, specifically Trump’s “capitalizing” on the loss of manufacturing jobs in Midwest swing states.

Yang said (Newsweek):

“It’s clear the reason why Donald Trump is our president today is that we automated away 4 million manufacturing jobs that were primarily based in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Missouri and Iowa – the swing states he needed to win.

And what we did to those jobs we are now going to do to the retail jobs, the call center jobs, the fast food jobs and eventually the truck-driving jobs. We have to have a new way forward that works for all Americans independent of your political affiliation. These problems are technological and apply to us all….

And the Democratic Party, unfortunately, is acting like Donald Trump is the cause of all of our problems. He’s a symptom and we need to cure the underlying disease.

Democrats have still not asked themselves the hard questions about why Donald Trump won in 2016. Where, if you look around the country you see 30 percent of stores and malls closing, you see record-high levels of stress and financial insecurity, student loan debt, even suicides and drug overdoses — these are the problems that voters talk to me about when I’m out there every single day.”

Alas, Yang’s identification of his party’s failure will be to no effect because of this simple reason: the Democratic Party had long abandoned the American worker.

What neither Yang nor any of the other Democrat candidates would admit is that contrary to its traditional image and continuing pretense to be the party of the American worker, the Democratic Party actually had become the party of not just the rich, but the super-rich, and of the globalists. In contrast to the stereotype of the Republican Party being the party of the rich, the GOP is now the party of the middle class and the working poor.

Years before Donald Trump and the 2016 election, the transformation of the two parties was already underway. Over the course of Barack Obama’s two terms as president, the American middle class shifted their allegiance to the Republican Party, while the Democrats became the party of the globalist upper class and of the non-working welfare-dependent lower class, neither of whom are “America First” nationalists or patriots.

See my post of Oct. 22, 2019, “Democrats are now the party of the super-rich; Republicans, party of workers”.

~Eowyn

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Brexit’s sore losers are contemptuous elitists just like the American Left

Do you remember this?

And this?

The above are Democrats in the U.S. screaming in frustration after their candidate Hillary “Deplorables” Clinton, the chosen of the globalists (see “The biggest Wall Street whores among 2016 presidential candidates are…” and “Wall Street owns Clintons; Goldman Sachs biggest donor“), lost to Donald Trump.

The Left in the U.K. are just like the Left in the United States.

On December 12, 2019, U.K. voters delivered a devastating defeat to the globalist Labour Party by voting for PM Boris Johnson’s pro-Brexit Conservative Party. Voters gave Johnson the largest Tory margin since the days of Margaret Thatcher. (The Economist)

And this is how the UK Left reacted to their resounding defeat, with riots, denial, and screaming.

And like the American Left, the contemptuous, elitist U.K. Left also dismiss their opponents, many of them are working class, by calling them stupid, uneducated, ignorant, racist and misogynist.

See also “Elites’ contempt for America’s white middle class”.

~Eowyn

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New Zealand gun buyback a massive failure

On March 14, 2019, New Zealand had its deadliest mass shootings in modern history when 50 people were shot to death and another 50 injured in two mosques in Christchurch. The shootings bear all the marks of being a false flag. See:

False flag or not, the New Zealand government didn’t let the crisis go to waste.

As DCG explained, New Zealand’s weapons legislation was considered more relaxed than most Western countries outside of the USA. Gun owners do need a license but they aren’t required to register their guns — unlike in neighboring Australia where the rate of gun ownership is one for every 8 people, compared with New Zealand’s one gun for every three people.

According to official police figures, nearly 7,000 New Zealanders were legally allowed to own semi-automatic weapons. Two days after the shootings, however, New Zealand’s left-wing Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declared that “our gun laws will change” and that several “in principle decisions” on gun control had already been made by her Cabinet ministers.

Six days after the mosque shootings, Arden announed a ban on the “military style” weapons used in the attacks. Less than a month later, a law prohibiting ownership of most semiautomatic weapons passed New Zealand’s parliament by 119 votes to one.

Even before the ban, compliant New Zealanders voluntarily disarmed themselves by surrendering their legally-owned semiautomatic firearms ahead of gun reforms — to PM Ardern’s praise and approval. (See “False flags work: New Zealand sheeple voluntarily surrender their guns after mosque shootings”)

But sheeple New Zealanders apparently are a small number.

Writing for The Federalist Papers on Dec. 22, 2019, Carmine Sabine reports that despite PM Ardern’s gun confiscation program (“We have moved to stop the sale, and now we’ve moved to stop the ongoing circulation of these weapons”), New Zealand’s Council of Licensed Firearms Owners (COLFO) said Wellington’s gun confiscation scheme is an “unmitigated failure.” COLFO secretary Nicole McKee said the gun buyback program “lacked fair and reasonable compensation for legally purchased items.”

Note: Founded in 1996 “to combat firearms-related disinformation,” the Council of Licensed Firearms Owners represents the interests of firearms owners and is the largest voluntary shooting-related organization in New Zealand.

According to the Washington Post, Wellington managed to obtain 47,000 of the banned “assault rifles” and around 2,000 were modified to fit within the law. But at least two-thirds of the now illegal “assault rifles” are still in their owners’ hands.

Police Minister Stuart Nash disagrees. Nash told New Zealand’s 1News he believes the program was successful in buying back the majority of the firearms: “There’s been 580 collection events, there’s 60 in the last week alone, there’s 52,000 guns that have been taken out of our community… I think our community is safer for it…. I think we’ve got the vast majority of these guns in.

Federalist Papers‘ Sabine points out: “the fact is they did not get every gun. They cannot even agree on what percentage they got.”

~Eowyn

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George Soros banned from 6 countries

Though he is 89 years old, George Soros — through his Open Society Foundations, to which he’s donated more than $32 billion — continues to foment turmoil, unrest and mischief across the world.

In the United States, Soros has/had his hand in the Antifa, the Ferguson race riots, the “caravans” of Central American “migrants,” and the “whistleblower” who ignited the Demonrats’ current efforts to impeach President Trump. In Europe, Soros is behind the flood of “refugees” and “migrants,” Ukraine, “climate change” activist Great Thunberg, and the Brexit chaos.

Some countries, however, have taken steps to expel and ban Soros, his operatives, and his Open Society. In chronological order, the six countries are:

  1. Pakistan
  2. Poland
  3. Turkey
  4. Russia
  5. Hungary
  6. Philippines

While not outright banning him, the Israeli government has said Soros is not welcome there.

The only question is why Soros still has not been banned from the United States.

Since August 2017, there is a “White House petition to declare George Soros a terrorist and seize all of his related organizations’ assets under RICO and NDAA law,” which has been signed by 197,385 people — enough to get a response from the White House. To sign the petition, go here.

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‘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

~Eowyn

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‘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

~Eowyn

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