Heavy Handed Gun Confiscation Looms In Virginia
Some Sheriffs Rebel; Counties and Towns Declare 2A Sanctuary Status
State government vows to force compliance with blatant infringement of Second Amendment and Militia clauses in main body of Constitution.
by Elias Alias December 22 2019 Eureka Montana
There is a lot of talk this year, 2019 AD, about the insanity erupting in the newly elected Governor’s office and legislature of the Commonwealth of Virginia. It would seem that a bunch of statist-minded progressive Marxists posing as Democrats have by hook and crook taken over the government of Virginia. In their glee of achieving the impossible, they have seized the idea of gun confiscation in a truly treasonous fashion, and are threatening to use the Commonwealth’s guard units to enforce the gun confiscation.
I called them “statist-minded progressive Marxists posing as Democrats” because we all know that people who think the way *they* do cannot possibly be real Democrats. Real Democrats would honor the Constitution for the united States of America as the highest law of the land. And real Democrats would know that *that* Constitution not only embodies our treasured Bill of Rights (which guarantees that we the people have our State Militia and fully protected rights to keep and bear arms), but also makes mention of the “Militia of the several States” in three places within the main body of the Constitution. Quoting —
Article I, Section 8, Clauses 15 & 16:
[The Congress shall have Power To…]
Clause 15: [ ] “To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;”
Clause 16: [ ] “To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;”
Article II, Section 2, Clause 1:
“The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States…”
See? Those passages would be as important to a real Democrat as anything else found in the document which created the Federal government. But the lily-white fake Democrat Governor of Virginia seems to have a mental block about grokking the quite plain English in those passages from the Constitution. In the Age of Literacy, Governor Northam has obviously ignored the Constitution to which he swore an Oath, or is so mind-damaged by electro-magnetic pollution emanating from his cell phone, smart meter, GMO foods, vaccines, and chemicals sprayed over his skies, that he simply cannot put two and two together. He is therefore a “fake Democrat”. I mean, if he were not sufficiently mind-damaged by his toxic environment, he would at least understand Thomas Jefferson’s version of the 2nd Amendment, which was ratified by the States, which reads —
A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
Apparently, many newbies in the Virginia legislature are also mind-damaged or consciously seditious. It is beginning to appear as if they are deliberately seeking to replace the Constitution with something more akin to the socialists’ wet dream called “Agenda 21”, and to do so, they have invented a false face to present to their constituents while posing as Democrats. Hiding behind that false face, they and the Governor are hopeful of ripping our Constitution to shreds.
It’s like they’ve believed their deception so intensely that they don’t even know how far out of touch with Democratic principles they really are. As T. S. Eliot would have put it, [my paraphrase]
“There shall be time, time to prepare a face to meet the faces one shall meet.”
It’s like this band of psychotic politicians are putting on their public face along with their coats and ties and rolling though all the canned quips and crafted scripts of their invisible leaders’ narrative like little mentally-controlled robots repeating verbatim their religiously memorized rhetoric for how to take control over the populace in their respective jurisdictions. It is like they literally believe their own lies while expecting and accepting their paychecks from the population they target.
I understand that such thinking as I am describing here may strike some as being unrealistic. Surely no American would ever stoop to such tyrannical motives. Yet “mind-damage” and/or intentional subversion/sedition is the best explanation I can come up with for their collective idiocy. They are self-destructing and it seems they want to accelerate that destruction. If the reader wishes to add to my understanding, please do – I’m happy to learn more about how any real American can gain political office and immediately announce that he is going to collect up the public’s most popular personal firearms. Yet that is just what the Governor and Legislature of Virginia have announced as one of their goals in the upcoming legislative session.
As Ted Dunlap of the Bitterroot Bugle in western Montana put it,
“The population centers elected Democratic majorities in both the state house and senate along with a Democrat governor. Immediately after the election results were in one of the
losers winners announced their plan to implement confiscation of all AR-15 rifles in the state.
“He forgot that a whole lot of Virginians live there.”
The Virginia legislature and Governor have blundered and the blowback may become more than merely “interesting”. As Mr. Dunlap noted, they “forgot that a whole lot of Virginians live there”.
Dr. Edward Vieira, Jr., brought forth something which I had not heard about. It’s called, loosely, the “blackface-Northam scandal“. Dr. Vieira mused to me that this is a great opportunity for President Trump. Here is how he put it — “Actually, standing up for Virginians could help Trump decidedly with his “base.”
I agree with Dr. Vieira. The President hopefully will make time to stop the blatant violation of Virginia citizens’ rights and let the Governor know that the Constitution must be honored. Dr. Vieira feels that the “black-face KKK photo embarrassment of Governor Northam’s racism is a great starting place for our President to focus. Dr. Vieira’s mention of that sent me searching and quickly I found a very interesting photograph in an article at the USA Today website.
‘I am deeply sorry’: Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam apologizes for yearbook photo with blackface, KKK costumes
by Christal Hayes * USA TODAY
Published February 2019 and updated December 2019
From that article —
WASHINGTON – Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam apologized on Friday after acknowledging he was one of the two people in racist a [sic] photo that appeared in his medical school yearbook, showing a man dressed in blackface and another person wearing a Ku Klux Klan robe and hood.
And further down that article is this doozy —
“The revelation of the yearbook photo comes at a particularly partisan time in Virginia. The state has been battling over a Democratic-led bill that would loosen restrictions on late-term abortions, allowing a woman to get an abortion well into the third trimester if the mother was physically or mentally at risk.
This week the bill failed to be voted out of committee but the uproar hasn’t stopped.
On Wednesday, Northam voiced support for the bill, telling local radio station WTOP that third-trimester abortions were rare.
When asked whether the bill would allow a mother to abort a pregnancy even if she was about to, or in the early stages of giving birth, Northam said yes and explained how it would be handled.”
See? The guy is a statist-minded socialist posing as a Democrat. He not only flunked the issue of racism, but also the issue of murdering unborn babies even in the third trimester. And to cap those off, he’s also pushing the gun confiscation agenda. The blowback is exploding swiftly, widely across the State. Examples are in many headlines, so let’s sample just a few here. Check these out, and if you want more, just search online for “Virginia Gun Confiscation, Governor, Legislature”.
Here is a “Tip of the Spear” article —
Tazewell County Forms Militia in Response to New Virginia Gun Laws
by Jim Grant – December 06, 2019
and another —
Rebel Yell Rings Out as USMC Major Warns Virginians Are Close to Tipping Point
By Jared Harris * Published December 18, 2019
and another —
Warning to LET: “Stop reporting on Virginia militia or your editors will be charged as felons.”
In collecting my thoughts, I see several problems for the Democrat machine. On the national level, the Democrats have really stepped in it with this “impeachment” thing. We have in America a “Left” and a “Right”, and an “In-between” segment which will show up at the voting polls. But the Left and Right and In-between segments, all totaled in numbers, do not make up even one half of the American voting-age population. That’s right. More voting-aged Americans do not vote than do vote. The non-voters outnumber all voters, but any of them may, at any given time, find some reason to vote, or to promote some candidate going into an election. I am wondering if the impeachment has caused a perception within the public mind of Trump being something like the “under-dog”. Many Americans have traditionally bet on the “underdog” in a race or game or sport. I wonder if there might be a movement within the public to adopt this President as an underdog worthy of helping, worthy of getting their vote. The reason I wonder about that has to do with a Gallup (see footnote #1) analysis of Trump’s approval rating which is up 6 percent since the impeachment process got under way. In the first half of October 2019 Trump’s approval rating was 39% percent. First half of December 2019 his rating is 45%. A six point rise in two months is very significant.
A trial in the Senate will likely raise that 45% rating yet higher, and at the same time attract new voter registrations from among the usually non-voting masses as well. But a Senate trial could also, possibly, expose testimony about the Bidens in Ukraine during the Obama administration, which would be a massive disaster for the Bidens and the Democrat Party in general. I say, “massive”, because of the information White House attorney Rudy Guiliani has just brought back from Ukraine. Senate trial or no Senate trial, that info is going to sting the Bidens (and others in the Obama administration) in serious ways, including possible criminal charges. (#2) Fox News predicted that with this article — https://newstarget.com/2019-12-16-giuliani-uncovered-billions-obama-era-corruption-democrats-impeachment-distraction.html
So that is in the mix at national level. Add to that the fiasco into which the Governor and Legislature of Virginia have now blundered with their fantastic idea to collect up everyone’s AR-15 rifles, which are the largest-selling single item rifle in the booming gun market. (The fake democrats are now considering changing that to simply forcing everyone who owns an “assault rifle” to register it.) As we’ve seen above and all over the Internet, lots of Americans are suddenly aware that Virginia may indeed be a “test case” to gage HUMINT on the Human Terrain for control over the Human Domain, (or whatever), and that if the gun grab is successful then all other States would be targeted in much the same manner, with the final objective being the total disarmament of the American people. Lots of non-voting Americans are aware of that scenario and would register their resistance in various ways. What is going on in Virginia right now is a mushrooming of the number of Counties and Municipalities which have passed “Second Amendment Sanctuary” resolutions. At present time, according to National Review, (#3), there are 93 County, Municipalities, and Cities across Virginia which have declared their intent to refuse to enforce unconstitutional new gun laws.
But it’s not just Virginia. A new militia movement is spreading like electricity in the air. Militias are popping up all over the place, and growing in memberships. Here is one headline on that —
As militia formed by police, veterans in Virginia explodes, so are others across America
Posted by LET Staff | Dec 18, 2019
(Quoting from that article)
Virginia – While Virginia is turning into a whole different kind of “battleground state”, we’re receiving messages from people in Washington, Oregon, Arizona, New Mexico, and California saying their own militias are exploding in numbers.
The Internet is aflame with such articles, and the consciousness of resistance to unlawful “laws” passed by deluded statist-minded socialists posing falsely as Democrats is swelling like high-tide. But there is a sane, sensitive, and intelligent bottom line in all of it. That is achieved once one familiarizes oneself with the Constitutional writings of Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr. Dr. Vieira’s landing page at The Mental Militia is a good place to find access to all of his books, including three outstanding tomes on the lawful requirement that our States indeed do have their militia. https://thementalmilitia.net/2015/10/08/dr-edwin-vieira-jr/
Scroll down that page to see a link for purchasing his book titled “Thirteen Words“. Get that book and read it right away, and if you really want to do something to help our country, get extra copies to send to law makers in your State. Truly, Virginia’s Governor needs a copy, so if you’re in Virginia, please do buy a copy for him. And while you’re at it, apparently you should buy a copy for the idiotic Attorney General of Virginia, who just two days ago (December 20, 2019) made headlines by denouncing the sanctuary resolutions of more than ninety municipalities, cities, and Counties and explaining why they have no standing within the court system of Virginia.
Va. AG Herring says state’s gun ‘sanctuaries’ won’t be above likely new laws
Read that one HERE
From that article:
Gun rights supporters anticipate new gun laws in the new year, as does [AG] Herring, and he said cities or counties calling themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries will still be required to enforce the new laws.
Wow. Add the Attorney General to the list of statist-minded socialists posing as Democrats. So the government in Virginia seems to be packed with statists who will quote law upon law in their efforts to avoid upholding the highest law of the land. Look at two paragraphs in an article posted by Ammoland
“Del. Jay Jones, D-Norfolk, said a legal opinion could help clear up confusion on an issue that has ‘become a flashpoint across our state.’”
“The bills passed by the General Assembly and signed into law by the governor are binding for our entire Commonwealth and its citizens,” Jones complained in his letter to [AG] Herring. “The legal precedent we would set by allowing communities to selectively ignore those laws at will is alarming and indicative of the same mindset that nearly one hundred and fifty years ago led this country to dissolve into a civil war.”
In other words, if the State tells a County or City or Municipality that it must collect citizens’ guns in complete violation of the higher law (the U.S. Constitution), and the County or City or Municipality does not voluntarily obey that illegal law, then the State’s option is to force the confiscation of guns anyway and the court system is already of a mindset to criminalize anyone who does not obey the unconstitutional “law”. It seems to me like the “system” in Virginia’s government is united in its treason and is looking forward to testing any hard-headed resistance by gun owners who are shouting that the highest law of the land must be obeyed by lawmakers within States. The Bill of Rights exists, has authority over all States in compact, and clearly outlaws the very sort of laws the Governor and Legislature and Judiciary are hell-bent on imposing.
But as we see by now, this story can (and undoubtedly shall) go on and on. so let’s pause it here and see what this coming week brings. It could be more than just mildly interesting, Christmas notwithstanding. I will close with this passage from a little pamphlet available at Sheriff Mack’s “Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association” (CSPOA). The pamphlet is titled “The Victory For State Sovereignty” and contains passages from the 1997 Supreme Court decision in Mack/Printz v USA, in which Sheriffs Printz of Montana and Sheriff Mack of Arizona won their challenge of the Brady Law under the Clinton administration. The following passage is from the majority opinion written by Justice Scalia.
“It is incontestable that the Constitution established a system of “dual sovereignty”…. Although the States surrendered many of their powers to the new Federal Government, they retained “a residuary and inviolable sovereignty”…. Residual state sovereignty was also implicit, of course, in the Constitution’s conferral upon Congress of not all governmental powers, but only discrete, enumerated ones. Article 1, Section 8, which implication was rendered express by the Tenth Amendment’s assertion that “[t]he powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people”. The Framers’ experience under the Articles of Confederation had persuaded them that using the States as the instruments of federal governance was both ineffectual and provocative of federal state conflict. The Framers rejected the concept of a central government that would act upon and through the States, and instead designed a system in which the state and federal governments would exercise concurrent authority over the people. The great innovation of this design was that our citizens would have two political capacities, one state and one federal, each protected from incursion by the other” – “a legal system unprecedented in form and design, establishing two orders of government, each with its own direct relationship, its own privity, its own set of mutual rights and obligations to the people who sustain it and are governed by it.”… The Constitution thus contemplates that a State’s government will represent and remain accountable to its own citizens. As Madison expressed it: “[T]he local or municipal authorities form distinct and independent portions of the supremacy, no more subject, within their respective spheres, to the general authority than the general authority is subject to them, within its own sphere.” ….This separation of the two spheres is one of the Constitution’s structural protections of liberty.”
Having read that passage and fully understand the principle of “dual sovereignty” in which the citizen has two protections at law, a national and State protection simultaneously, I now an urgent note suggested to me by Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr., himself — We must get this to the attention of President Trump. President Trump has the lawful authority to subdue the treasonous betrayal of the Constitution by Virginia’s Governor and Legislature. If anyone reading this knows how to get this to President Trump’s attention, please – PLEASE! – do so quickly. By taking a stand for the Constitution in the aftermath of the insane Democrat impeachment, President Trump would strengthen his support base, and could get his approval ratings up another five points or more. But it needs to happen quickly. The 2020 legislative session for Virginia will start in just a couple of weeks. Thank You!
2 -Bombshells: Giuliani uncovers trove of Ukrainian documents, evidence indicating ‘Biden money-laundering’ and ‘perjury’ (Video) (and do watch that 2-minute video)