January Update on Proposed Laws – 20-2January 10, 2020
It boggles the mind the level of treason that is blatantly on display in the capitol of Virginia. SOOOO many legislators have some sort of fascination with starting a war with the citizens they supposedly represent. They think they will not be effected. And they are wrong. They must be huge fans of King George because they are acting a lot like him. And this isn’t just gun laws. One just need to look at the list of bills and the titles to see the insanity run amok. I hope you are paying attention Patriots.
You need to be, as this will in-every-way impact you!
If you think that even if they pass this stuff we will vote them out. and even if that were true do you think the incrementalist Republicans would have the courage to repeal even 30% of it? NO!
Tyranny and tyrants have just one remedy and that is a room temperature remedy.
Norton City Va. voted tonight unanimously for an unorganized militia resolution! Wise Co votes Thursday night for militia RESOLUTION.
Floyd, VA Militia Muster January 18, 2020
Volunteers from the Unorganized Militia of Floyd County, defined in Virginia Code §44-1 as “all
able-bodied residents of the Commonwealth …, who are at least 16 years of age and … not more than 55
years of age,” have been called to muster at the Floyd County Recreational Park January 18, 2020 at noon.
The purpose of the muster is to preserve tranquility, peace, and civil order by beginning to organize
volunteers in the event that the full organization of the militia is required to defend the rights and liberties of
the citizens of Floyd County. Those attending the muster must adhere to the following instructions:
1. Volunteers will be required to provide their name and contact information for future musters if they
are necessary. The roster of volunteers will not be provided to any state or federal agency or publicly
listed in any way.
2. Volunteers must be able to lawfully possess a firearm under current law.
3. The muster will include an inspection of arms. Volunteers should bring an unloaded semi-automatic
rifle, in good working order, preferably a variant of the AR-15 platform. If volunteers do not possess
an AR-15 they may bring any firearm of their choice that is in good working order, but rifles are
preferred as they are best suited for militia service.
4. Open and legal concealed carry of pistols is encouraged.
5. Volunteers less than 18 years of age must attend with a legal guardian or written permission from a
6. Volunteers who do not possess a firearm or who are over the age of 55 are encouraged to attend if
they are willing to serve in a support capacity for the county militia.
7. Anyone attending the muster as a volunteer or in a support capacity will not wear any clothing
containing political messages; shall carry no signs; and shall only carry, wear or display the flag of
the United States, the flag of the Commonwealth of Virginia, or the flag of Floyd County.
8. Volunteers from neighboring counties or other communities within the Commonwealth of Virginia
may present themselves as volunteers and provide contact information, but must identify their status
as non-residents of Floyd County.
Registration will begin at noon regardless of weather. At 12:30 there will be an address from the
organizers of the muster. This muster will be a historic event and will demonstrate the will and resolve of the
people of Floyd County and the Commonwealth of Virginia to defend their rights, resist tyranny, and secure
for themselves and their posterity those liberties that have been purchased with the blood and treasure of
generations of Virginians.
See you at the muster! Sic Semper Tyrannis!
For more information email Concerned Citizens of Floyd at firstname.lastname@example.org
Carrying a concealed handgun; permit not required. Allows any person who is otherwise eligible to obtain a concealed handgun permit to carry a concealed handgun without a permit anywhere he may lawfully carry a handgun openly within the Commonwealth.
Delegate John J. McGuire, III (R) – House District 56
Firearm-free zones designated by the Commonwealth or a locality; waiver of sovereign immunity. Provides that (i) if the Commonwealth designates any property owned by it or (ii) if any locality designates such locality or any part of such locality as a firearm-free zone, the Commonwealth or such locality waives its sovereign immunity as it relates to any injuries sustained by persons lawfully present in such firearm-free zone.
The Forest was shrinking, but the trees kept voting for the axe. The axe was clever and convinced the trees that because his handle was made of wood he was one of them.
West Asian Fable
Possessing or transporting a weapon within Capitol Square; penalty. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for a person to possess or transport any (i) gun or other weapon designed or intended to propel a missile or projectile of any kind; (ii) frame, receiver, muffler, silencer, missile, projectile, or ammunition designed for use with a dangerous weapon; or (iii) other dangerous weapon within Capitol Square, which includes the state-owned buildings that border its boundary streets. A dangerous weapon includes a bowie knife, switchblade knife, ballistic knife, machete, razor, slingshot, spring stick, fighting chain, throwing star, and oriental dart or any weapon of like kind. The bill provides exceptions for law-enforcement officers, conservators of the peace, magistrates, court officers, judges, county or city treasurers, commissioners or deputy commissioners of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission, authorized security personnel, and active military personnel while in the conduct of such individuals’ official duties. The bill requires that notice of the provisions prohibiting the possessing or transporting of such weapons be posted at each public entrance to Capitol Square. The bill provides that any weapon or item possessed or transported in violation of these provisions is subject to seizure by a law-enforcement officer and forfeiture to the Commonwealth.
George L. Barker – Alexandria,VA – SHOCKER
Firearms; removal from persons posing substantial risk; penalties. Creates a procedure by which any attorney for the Commonwealth or any law-enforcement officer may apply to a general district court, circuit court, or juvenile and domestic relations district court judge or magistrate for an emergency substantial risk order to prohibit a person who poses a substantial risk of injury to himself or others from purchasing, possessing, or transporting a firearm. If an emergency substantial risk order is issued, a judge or magistrate may issue a search warrant to remove firearms from such person. An emergency substantial risk order shall expire on the fourteenth day following issuance of the order. The bill requires a court hearing in the circuit court for the jurisdiction where the order was issued within 14 days from issuance of an emergency substantial risk order to determine whether a substantial risk order should be issued. Seized firearms shall be retained by a law-enforcement agency for the duration of an emergency substantial risk order or a substantial risk order or, for a substantial risk order and with court approval, may be transferred to a third party 21 years of age or older chosen by the person from whom they were seized. The bill allows the complainant of the original warrant to file a motion for a hearing to extend the substantial risk order prior to its expiration. The court may extend the substantial risk order for a period not longer than 180 days. The bill provides that persons who are subject to a substantial risk order, until such order has been dissolved by a court, are guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor for purchasing, possessing, or transporting a firearm; are disqualified from having a concealed handgun permit; and may not be employed by a licensed firearms dealer. The bill also provides that a person who transfers a firearm to a person he knows has been served with a warrant or who is the subject of a substantial risk order is guilty of a Class 4 felony. The bill creates a computerized substantial risk order registry for the entry of orders issued pursuant to provisions in the bill.
Delegate Dan Helmer – Fairfax Northern VA Rat
Indoor shooting ranges; prohibited in buildings not owned or leased by the Commonwealth or federal government; exceptions; civil penalty. Prohibits the operation of an indoor shooting range, defined in the bill, in any building not owned or leased by the Commonwealth or federal government unless (i) fewer than 50 employees work in the building or (ii) (a) at least 90 percent of the users of the indoor shooting range are law-enforcement officers or federal law-enforcement officers, (b) the indoor shooting range maintains a log of each user’s name, phone number, address, and the law-enforcement agency where such user is employed, and (c) the indoor shooting range verifies each user’s identity and address by requiring all users to present a government-issued photo-identification card. The bill provides that any person that violates the provisions of this section is subject to a civil penalty of not less than $1,000 nor more than $100,000 for the initial violation and $5,000 per day for each day of violation thereafter.
Manufacture, import, sale, transfer, or possession of restricted firearm ammunition; penalty. Makes it a Class 5 felony to manufacture, import, sell, transfer, or possess any restricted firearm ammunition, defined in current law as bullets, projectiles, or other types of ammunition that are (i) Teflon coated or coated with a similar product; (ii) commonly known as “KTW” bullets or “French Arcanes”; or (iii) cartridges containing bullets coated with a plastic substance with other than lead or lead alloy cores, jacketed bullets with other than lead or lead alloy cores, or cartridges of which the bullet itself is wholly composed of a metal or metal alloy other than lead, but the definition does not include shotgun shells or solid plastic bullets. The bill provides exceptions to the prohibition and provides that any restricted ammunition possessed in violation of the law shall be forfeited to the Commonwealth.
Mark H. Levine – Alexandria, VA
Prohibiting sale, transport, etc., of assault firearms, certain firearm magazines, silencers, and trigger activators; penalties. Expands the definition of “assault firearm” and prohibits any person from importing, selling, transferring, manufacturing, purchasing, possessing, or transporting an assault firearm. A violation is a Class 6 felony. The bill prohibits a dealer from selling, renting, trading, or transferring from his inventory an assault firearm to any person. The bill also prohibits a person from carrying a shotgun with a magazine that will hold more than seven rounds of the longest ammunition for which it is chambered in a public place; under existing law, this prohibition applies only in certain localities. The bill makes it a Class 6 felony to import, sell, transfer, manufacture, purchase, possess, or transport large-capacity firearm magazines, silencers, and trigger activators, all defined in the bill. Any person who legally owns an assault firearm, large-capacity firearm magazine, silencer, or trigger activator on July 1, 2020, may retain possession until January 1, 2021. During that time, such person shall (i) render the assault firearm, large-capacity firearm magazine, silencer, or trigger activator inoperable; (ii) remove the assault firearm, large-capacity firearm magazine, silencer, or trigger activator from the Commonwealth; (iii) transfer the assault firearm, large-capacity firearm magazine, silencer, or trigger activator to a person outside the Commonwealth who is not prohibited from possessing it; or (iv) surrender the assault firearm, large-capacity firearm magazine, silencer, or trigger activator to a state or local law-enforcement agency.
The bill further states that any person who legally owns an assault firearm on July 1, 2020, may retain possession of such assault firearm after January 1, 2021, if such person has obtained a permit from the Department of State Police to possess an assault firearm in accordance with procedures established in the bill. A person issued such permit may possess an assault firearm only under the following conditions: (a) while in his home or on his property or while on the property of another who has provided prior permission, provided that the person has the landowner’s written permission on his person while on such property; (b) while at a shooting range, shooting gallery, or other area designated for the purpose of target shooting or the target range of a public or private club or organization whose members have organized for the purpose of practicing shooting targets or competing in target shooting matches; (c) while engaged in lawful hunting; or (d) while surrendering the assault firearm to a state or local law-enforcement agency. A person issued such permit may also transport an assault firearm between any of those locations, provided that such assault firearm is unloaded and secured within a closed container while being transported. The bill also provides that failure to display the permit and a photo identification upon demand by a law-enforcement officer shall be punishable by a $25 civil penalty, which shall be paid into the state treasury. The bill also requires the Department of State Police to enter the name and description of a person issued a permit in the Virginia Criminal Information Network (VCIN) so that the permit’s existence and current status will be made known to the law-enforcement personnel accessing VCIN for investigative purposes.
Senator John Bell Broadlands,VA (Chantilly, Leesburg, a suburb of DC)
Outdoor shooting ranges; prohibited adjacent to residential areas; exceptions; civil penalty. Prohibits the operation of an outdoor shooting range, defined in the bill, within 500 yards of any property zoned for residential use unless the Range Design Criteria developed by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Health, Safety and Security have been met. The bill provides that any person who violates the provisions of this section is subject to a civil penalty of not less than $1,000 nor more than $100,000 for the initial violation and $5,000 per day for each day of violation thereafter.
HAVE YOU GONE MAD???
Delegate Bell- So, because I live on a 100 acre farm that is ruled residential around me, I am not going to be allowed to shoot my guns on my back yard range anymore? My kids won’t be able to shoot anymore? We won’t be able to make sure our guns are sighted in for hunting season? Do you even live in Virginia? I think you need to go out and drive around to our rural areas and just listen the sounds of freedom on a Saturday and Sunday in YOUR County. Maybe you should visit some other areas in Virginia that are even more rural than District 13 and hear the sounds of freedom every weekend. I mean, how would you even propose to enforce this?
THIS IS WHY 90 Counties are NOW 2nd Amendment Sanctuaries.
You are a tyrant, Sir. And further demonstrate why there need to be laws for the “urbanites” and the “ruralites”. The divide continues to grow for reasons like your poorly thought out bill. Instead of actually doing something about improving our mental health care, tackling criminals and prosecuting them to the fullest extent of the law, you show your cards.
You just want all guns confiscated and banned. It’s obvious.
NO TO SB 353!
Instead of a “Sincerely” I leave you with the motto of our State and on YOUR STATE FLAG.
Sic Semper Tyrannis,
From a friend:
“CONFEDERATE GUERILLAS WERE MADE NOT BORN
“Henry McGruder was sixteen years old when he joined the army. While plowing in the field of his widow mother, a band of plundering, marauding Federal soldiers, on a foray, saw this youth in the field, in Bullitt county. They took a special fancy to a horse with which the boy was plowing. They took the horse, and because the boy objected, they stripped and whipped him until the blood ran down his legs, and kicked and cuffed him until he was unconscious and left him for dead, as they supposed. Aroused at last by rain faling in his face, he regained consciousness. He went home to his widowed mother — he was her only support— told her of his brutal treatment, bathed his many bruises, went to the stable, caught another horse, and determined to avenge his wrong. He followed up the trail of his brutal tormentors. He had three pistols and a double-barrel shotgun. He found the Federals stealing horses near the Spencer county line. He rode into their midst, an avenging nemeis. Of the sixteen men who had so brutally used him the day before, he killed ten, the other six he chased four miles, but they escaped him. He afterwards killed them all. He never was known after this to take a prisoner — he killed all who fell into his hands.
His mother also had been insulted and brutally treated before this time. This quiet, obedient, placid, industrious boy had become a destroying, desperate guerrilla in a day, in an hour. A dead-sure shot, he practiced constantly to improve his proficiency, on horseback over ditches, over fences, over logs, over rough ground. With a pistol in each hand, he soon became a terror to his enemies. He never seemed excited and
was always cool, deadly, deliberate, absolutely without fear, always ready for the most hazardous enterprises. Often, desperately wounded, he never complained.
It will always be found that most guerrillas, the world over, have suffered a brutal or grievous insult, to self or family. All these men, especially in our family quarrels or civil strife, had this thrust upon them. These two executions added other evidence, if such were needed, of the implacable enmity, hatred and brutality of the invaders of the Southland.”
Editors Note: Henry McGruder and fellow Confederate guerilla, Jerome Clark were seriously wounded and took refuge in a tobacco barn in Nelson County, Kentucky in May of 1865. Surrounded by 80 Federal soldiers, a Yankee captain told them under a flag of truce that if they would surrender they would be treated under the same terms and conditions as General Lee’s men at Appomattox. The two men surrendered under a pledge of protection but were taken to Louisville, Kentucky where without benefit of trial they were murdered by hanging the next day.”