It is hard to say how the left will react to the enormous amount of opposition that is occurring throughout Virginia concerning the proposed anti-gun legislation that is being put forth. We have heard that Governor Northam is considering some sort of “compromise” on the “assault weapon” ban by allowing for grandfathering but with forced registration. However, State Attorney General Herring has also come out in an interview published in the Washington Examiner in which he mentioned financial penalties against the offending counties as well as the possibility of using the Virginia National Guard to enforce any new gun laws.
In addressing the so-called compromise that Northam is proposing I would hope that all 2nd Amendment supporters will not be taken in by this. It is not much of a compromise at all considering that if you do not register your firearm you will be considered a felon. If you do register your gun, then what is to stop them from taking it when they remove the grandfather clause later?
When it comes to the warnings of financial penalties or use of the National Guard, I believe these to be empty threats. If the local sheriffs decide that they will not enforce these laws how will Richmond know that the laws are not being enforced? I am sure the sheriffs and their deputies will not be writing reports that indicate their refusal to confiscate an otherwise legal weapon. I do not foresee the local law enforcement agencies going door to door asking to look at your guns or going to the local gun range to see whose guns meet the legal requirements.
In mentioning the use of the National Guard, I must wonder does he plan on sending troops door to door searching for “illegal” weapons? I highly doubt that would happen after all Virginia is not Nazi Germany. I believe that the governor is smarter than that and would know that any attempt to confiscate weapons in that manner would not only cause Virginians to revolt but would cause outrage throughout the country. In other words, even mentioning the Guard is pure rhetorical BS.
I believe the rhetoric coming out of Richmond now is more of a scare tactic than anything else. It will be hard for them to prove a negative when it comes to localities not enforcing these outrageous violations of our 2nd Amendment rights. They know this and are hoping that by using these empty threats they can somehow gain the upper hand in this fight for our freedoms. Conservatives have for too long given ground on these important issues and it must stop. Bloomberg and Soros have sunk a lot of money into this state in order to turn it blue. They have a socialist anti-gun/anti-freedom movement that they want to promote throughout our country. Virginia is a major battle ground for that movement and we cannot give up, to surrender any more of our God given rights will prove to the left that they can win this battle to turn our country into a socialist state. Many of our country’s founding fathers were Virginians, they gave up so much so we could have our freedoms, we cannot let them down.