Sic Semper Tyrannis?

In a sense, I’m pushing the ‘easy button’ today. My cold lingers, and I have trouble staying awake. That said this is a very good article on the mess the Democrats have created in Virginia. It’s by Bob Barr and appeared on Townhall. Enjoy!

Virginia Democrats flexed their muscle in Richmond this week; passing four gun control bills through the Senate Judiciary Committee. This action had been promised by Gov. Ralph Northam since his Party gained majorities in both houses of the state legislature last November. As with other state governors who believe that the best way to stop criminals from committing murder is to make it more difficult for law abiding citizens to purchase and possess firearms, these measures will do just that – make it harder for law abiding citizens of Virginia to exercise their rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment.

Specifically, the Northam-endorsed proposals will limit citizens to one handgun purchase a month, mandate universal background checks, and allow local governments to selectively ban firearms from public events. Most troubling, one measure authorizes law enforcement to preemptively seize firearms from individuals they deem to be a threat (a so-called “red flag” law). But there’s more.

The “crown jewel” of Northam’s expansive gun control agenda is a ban on so-called “assault weapons.” This measure is expected to pass through committee this week, which then will trigger a long-anticipated showdown in the General Assembly.

Indeed, pretty much normal Democrat, Statist procedure. Of course that it actually makes the situation worse while giving the government unwarranted and unconstitutional power is considered a feature, not a bug.

This is no ordinary political stand-off. Democrats indicated they had every intention of doing whatever it took to implement their sweeping gun ban; including, if necessary, using the National Guard. This overheated rhetoric, on top of the radical policies being proposed, prompted more than 90 Virginia localities to declare themselves “gun sanctuaries,” placing local law enforcement and government officials in direct confrontation with Richmond and state officials. […]

Northam and the Virginia legislature are remaking the Commonwealth of Virginia in the image of Michael Bloomberg and George Soros; an image bearing no resemblance to the model of freedom and liberty designed by truly great Virginians like George Washington, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. For the sake of their, and our posterity, let us pray that this rebranding of Virginia will be reversed in the coming election cycles.

Yep, and read it all.

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9 Responses to Sic Semper Tyrannis?

  1. audremyers says:

    With any luck at all, Virginia will secede from the union.

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  2. audremyers says:

    Neo – I’d roll my eyes but I’m afraid they wouldn’t stop.

    Liked by 1 person

    • NEO says:

      Likely not. Funnily enough, I think they were in some measure, serious. Although probably not very.

      Liked by 1 person

      • audremyers says:

        It doesn’t take any smarts whatsoever to predict what is going to happen to Virginia; it will quickly become California East and begin to affect the states around it – much like cancer and it’s ability to travel a body.

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