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Virginia’s Democratic Government Announced It Will Begin Confiscating Guns From Law-Abiding Gun Owners. Red State

Doug_Nightmare

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A tip o’th hat to


https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/va-gov-northam-starts-making-plans-for-his-new-democratic-legislature/2019/11/06/28f6656e-00b7-11ea-8bab-0fc209e065a8_story.html
How Northam plans to strip legal gun owners of their firearms wasn’t exactly discussed in detail. In fact, expressing details wasn’t exactly high on the priority list, which can tell you a lot of things already. Whatever is going to happen, Virginia’s Democrats don’t want the people prepared for it.


What’s more, Northam, like every other Democrat, is using nebulous language about what guns he plans on taking. There is no such thing as an “assault weapon,” at least as far as precise models of firearms go. He could take the language and run with it to mean any gun that looks remotely scary.
Most importantly, it’s unclear how he’s going to be able to pass legislation that would allow for the confiscation of firearms from legal gun owners, much less enact a red flag law. The Constitutional problems he’d run into would prevent quite a few of the laws he’d like to pass, and even if he did manage to pass bans and confiscation laws, he’d be fighting legal battles in the Supreme Court for a long time.


Forewarned is forearmed.. Good luck. God Bless.
 
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longwatch

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Door to door is not likely without knowing where the 3 million semiautos in this state are. It will be turn them in or go to prison if you are caught with it.
 

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The $64 question...if the first of several lawful gun owners relinquish their arms when the cops come calling, then LE will be emboldened to continue their raids and any who resist will be eliminated and vilified for resisting. Only if cops believe that every lawful gun owner will resist with that force necessary, under the law, to protect themselves from unconstitutional infringements by the state will LE then see that they uphold their underlying oath to protect the citizenry...for their own personal safety.
 

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The Supreme Court in Caetano v. Massachusetts, 577 U. S. ____ (2016) unanimously held that “the Second Amendment extends, prima facie, to all instruments that constitute bearable arms, even those that were not in existence at the time of the founding,” and that the “Second Amendment right is fully applicable to the States.”

So, the state has a high hurdle to overcome. Meaning AR-15s and AK-47s fall within the realm of Caetano. The burden on the state to prove they don't.
 

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The Supreme Court in Caetano v. Massachusetts, 577 U. S. ____ (2016) unanimously held that “the Second Amendment extends, prima facie, to all instruments that constitute bearable arms, even those that were not in existence at the time of the founding,” and that the “Second Amendment right is fully applicable to the States.”

So, the state has a high hurdle to overcome. Meaning AR-15s and AK-47s fall within the realm of Caetano. The burden on the state to prove they don't.
Maybe so, but in March of 2017 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Kolbe v. Hogan upheld Maryland’s Assault Weapons Ban with a 9 – 5 vote, which basically claims that these types of firearms are too dangerous for the general public to own. SCOTUS declined to hear an appeal. See https://thefederalist.com/2017/11/27/supreme-court-guts-second-amendment-refusing-hear-semi-auto-ban-case/
 
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