I don’t usually take much interest in gun control, but I found this article in CD Media pretty shocking:
Virginia Falling To Tyranny
When Democrats took the majority in Virginia the last election, they quickly put on the table a package of radical laws that were set to limit Virginians’ Second Amendment rights, including closing down every shooting range not owned by the government, hindering their ability to form militias, severely limiting gun sale transfers, as well as fresh registration bills.
Within the first 48 hours of taking over the Virginia legislature in 2020, Democrats passed their first of many proposed gun laws and banned the carry of firearms on the property of the state capitol and other government offices.
The people of Virginia spoke up and declared it would be their last term in office. The government responded with a motion to eliminate voter ID laws.
Virginia decided then that they wouldn’t wait for another election. A petition to remove Governor Northam began circulating as well as other petitions to remove delegates from office. When the petition received almost a third of the signatures needed to recall the governor, a new bill was introduced to raise the amount of signatures needed from 10% of the prevailing vote, to 25%.
Oh, but it doesn’t stop there! Other bills in session in the 2020 legislature:
SJ 6 – Which changes the governor’s term from 4 to 8 years.
SB 399 – Virginia’s electoral votes for president will go to the candidate who has won the national popular vote. It will no longer matter who many Virginians vote for in presidential races.
SJ 9 and SJ 14 – Restores felons’ abilities to vote.
SJ 29 – Changes how Governors, Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General are elected. Previously, the candidate receiving the most votes statewide would be elected. Proposed: change to who wins the majority in Congressional districts. In case of a tie, the General Assembly will pick the winner.
The people of Virginia have had enough. A huge pro-gun rally was scheduled for January 20th outside of the state’s capitol building in Richmond. Of course Governor Northam wouldn’t be a proper despot if he just let the people exercise their First and Second Amendment rights so he declared a state of emergency.
The article goes on to say:
This is exactly why the Second Amendment was written and what our forefathers were trying to protect us from. What is even scarier is how rapidly Virginia has gone from more-or-less normal to near-complete tyranny.
This is the tyranny that our Founding Fathers foresaw, which they clearly and repeatedly warned us about it, and for which they made sure our inalienable rights were clearly stated in the Bill of Rights.
I don’t think much about gun control, but is Gun Control much different from Tobacco Control? Doesn’t it boil down to one thing: Control? Some people want to control other people. They think they know better than them what’s good for them.
And is Climate Control, with the demonisation of CO2, much different from Gun Control or Tobacco Control? It’s about closing down industrial civilisation.
Aren’t smoking bans a kind of tyranny? In the UK the original proposed smoking ban only applied to pubs serving food, but was extended to all pubs through the intervention of the Chief Medical Officer, Liam Donaldson: the people had no say in it at all. In New York the smoking ban was brought in by a single man: Mayor Michael Bloomberg: the citizens of New York City had no say in it at all. Is it any different anywhere else? Smoking bans are always examples of top down tyrannical control.
Perhaps I should take more interest in Gun Control. We’re living in a time in which an old culture is under attack from all directions. It’s not just smoking. It’s everything else as well. Marriage and the family is under attack. Christianity is under attack. Industrial civilisation is under attack. Language is under attack. While Christians and fathers and gun owners and smokers and car drivers can be attacked separately, and won’t defend each other, they’re easy to defeat. If they all stood together, they’d be invincible.
Sic semper tyrannis (Thus always with tyranny) happens to be the motto of the State of Virginia.