A Republican-backed motion to postpone the “Assault Weapons” ban bill until the 2021 legislative session passed in Virginia’s Upper House. The Senate referred the bill to the state crime commission for further consideration. There was jubilation from the supporters of the second amendment after the success of the motion.
Four Moderate Democrats joined their Republican colleagues in passing the motion. in a senate with a small Democratic majority, there was a high possibility of the bill failing altogether. The Senate rejected one of the Northan-backed bills that would have banned the use of a firearm in self-defense and hunting by youths below 18 years old.
The bill would have outlawed the possession, purchase, and transfer of AR-15 style firearms. In addition, the bill criminalized possession of magazines capable of holding more than 12 rounds. The bill essentially enforced a confiscation where owners would be required to destroy the magazines or turn them in or risk becoming felons.
The postponement of the bill is not a decisive victory for the supporters of the Second Amendment rights. However, it gives Virginians a chance to put their priorities in order by voting for candidates who will respect the wishes of Virginians by protecting their Second Amendment rights during the march elections.
Northam was determined to ensure the bill became the law to reinforce his gun control legacy. Various unpopular clauses in the bill such as confiscation, registration requirements of “assault weapons” had been removed. Northam hoped that by making small concessions, he would trick Virginians into accepting the bill. However, his gun control proposals have been met with consistent opposition by freedom-loving Virginians.
Over 22000 thousand protestors gathered in the state capitol to protest the measures amid the declaration of the state of emergency and weapons ban. Similarly, almost all counties have adopted the second amendment resolutions in opposition to the state’s gun control laws. Virginians have consistently indicated they are not ready to accept unconstitutional gun control regulations.
Meanwhile, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is pushing universal background checks in our state, and if left unchecked, it will not be long until we see bills like this getting traction in Austin. Texas is embarrassingly ranked 29th for gun rights, and with the help of the political elites in Austin, we will surely rank among New York, California, and Illinois if left to their own devices. Please join our fight today, and help us restore Texas' place as the standard for the U.S.
Join LSGR - https://www.lsgr.live/join
Sign our petition - https://www.lsgr.live/petition
Send a postcard to Dan Patrick - https://www.lsgr.live/store/Postcard-to-Lt-Gov-Patrick-p158378407