Governor Ralph Northam introduced a temporary weapon ban on Capitol grounds during the Rally after reports “credible threats,” which turned to be a false alarm.
The Democrats are considering taking up a bill that imposes a permanent ban on firearms as well as other weapons on the Capitol Square. The ban extends to other places such as the government buildings that border its boundary streets.
The SB 13 requires the confiscation by law enforcement officers of any weapon possessed or being transported in violation of the bill. In addition, it makes it an offense of Class 1 misdemeanor to possess or transport firearms within these areas.
The weapons under this ban include any item that can propel a projectile including firearms, slingshots, spring sticks among other such items. In addition, all types of blades including Bowie knives, switchblade knives, machetes, and razors are also illegal within the Capitol Square and the adjacent areas.
The only exceptions to this legislation are the law enforcement agents, military officers while on duty, various public officials such as judges and city treasurers, as well as “authorized security personnel.” This indicates that the Democrats disregard the security of ordinary citizens except for a few high-ranking members of the society and people who can afford authorized security personnel.
Governor Northam promised to listen to Virginians except when it comes to upholding their second amendment rights. The majority of Virginia residents have registered their displeasure of having their guns taken away. Almost all localities have passed resolutions to prevent law enforcement officers from enforcing the unconstitutional laws.
However, the Democrats continue to hammer partisan gun control legislation in the state legislature ignoring the voice of the electorate. The massive rally and the declaration of second amendment sanctuaries should register as the unanimous voice of Virginians against gun control, and the Democrats should respect that.
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.
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