(Tea Party PAC) – Democrats in the state of Virginia just aren’t getting the message when it comes to gun control, as they have once again passed a piece of legislation that is going to fire up — no pun intended — the Second Amendment crowd, as it violates the rights of gun owners across the state.
The new law, passed by Virginia’s House of Delegates Public Safety Committee, makes it a felony for anyone to own a suppressor in the state after July 1, 2020. This felony charge includes all supressors, even those that were legally purchased through background checks and are registered with the ATF.
Here’s more from Breitbart:
The Washington Examiner reports the ban is expected to pass in the full Democrat-controlled House of Delegates. The opportunity to stop the ban will occur in the Senate, where a few Democrats have expressed hesitancy to support bans on firearms or certain accessories.
For example, on January 29, 2020, Breitbart News reported Virginia State Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D) made clear he will not support a magazine or firearm bans. He indicated his focus in solely on strengthening laws that deal with access to firearms, not laws that prohibit certain firearms or related hardware.
The bill that bans suppressor possession also bans “high capacity” magazines, making it precisely the type of legislation Lewis said he would not support.
Gov. Ralph Northam (D) made his plans for a war on guns clear in early November 2019 and has not relented. Since then Virginia Democrats have put forward legislation criminalizing private gun sales and punishing gun owners for not reporting stolen guns within 24 hours. They have also introduced legislation banning certain ammunition magazines, suppressors, and requiring owners of certain rifles to acquire a license from the state police.
Virginia Democrats are also pushing legislation to mandate that law-abiding citizens are not allowed to buy more than one handgun a month.
There has been a lot of backlash concerning the gun control nonsense the state of Virginia has attempted to pass, as the vast majority of citizens have made it clear they do not want their right to bear arms infringed upon, which is precisely what the Second Amendment protects them from.
Yet, like most leftists, the Democrats in the state government are ignoring the will of the people and the Bill of Rights, totally opting for big government intrusion to unarm the populace.
It’s really hard to get a people who own firearms to go along with your socialist programs, so that’s why removing guns from the hands of law-abiding citizens is so important to the left. It’s all about consolidating power in the hands of the “elite” who know what’s best for us.
At the end of the day, all this does is leave folks vulnerable, not only to tyranny, but to the wiles of violent criminals. Gun control legislation has never stopped a mass shooting or any other gun violence. You know why? Because bad guys don’t follow the law. That’s the whole point of them being bad guys.
Why create more victims by stripping away a person’s rights to own a weapon? It just doesn’t make sense.