Virginia Governor Looks Towards Banning And Confiscation Of “Assault Firearms”

You know all the Democrat talking points about not wanting to take away your guns? About that

From the link

The plan to ban the sale and possession of certain kinds of firearms proposed by Virginia governor Ralph Northam (D.) could affect millions of gun owners, an industry group said on Friday.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), which represents gun manufacturers and dealers, said the vague description of the legislation released by Northam on Jan. 4 would apply to most firearms currently on sale in the commonwealth.

“The legislative proposals being discussed would put most firearms beyond the reach of law-abiding Virginians who choose the firearms of their choice to protect themselves, hunt, and practice recreational target shooting,” said Lawrence G. Keane, the group’s general counsel. “That could potentially impact the availability of tens of millions of firearms.”

While short on details, Northam’s announcement said part of the proposed gun-control package would ban the “sale, purchase, possession, and transport” of undefined “assault firearms” including “any firearm that is equipped with a magazine that holds more than 10 rounds of ammunition.” Since the vast majority of semiautomatic handguns and rifles in the state are sold standard with magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds, it appears the proposed ban would affect most firearms on sale in Virginia. Additionally, the announcement of the ban did not include mention of any grandfathering to allow what NSSF estimated would be millions of Virginians who already own such firearms to legally keep them.

On the bright side, Republicans have a slim margin of control in the Virginia general assembly, so there is a good chance this fails to pass. Unless a few Republicans join Democrats, because the GOP has a one vote majority in the House of Delegates and two votes in the Senate.

What’s interesting is that more and more Democrats are feeling emboldened to show their cards on their “gun control” agenda, which is disarmament of law abiding citizens. The Virginia GOP should announce legislation that restricts Northam’s protective detail to weapons that only hold less than 10 rounds, and no “assault rifles.” Let’s see how he likes that.

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4 Responses to “Virginia Governor Looks Towards Banning And Confiscation Of “Assault Firearms””

  1. Cowpill says:

    As a resident of the communist-wealth of Virginia all I can say is Molon Labe.

  2. Professor Hale says:

    Virginia is not California. There is no denying demographic shift as our state has been flooded with people from the North fleeing disastrous democratic party economic policies plus the flood of immigrants in the last ten years. Yet Virginians are not “half Yankee” or “half Hindu/Moslem/Guatemalan”. Virginians are not Californians.

  3. Huguenot says:

    My family has been in Goochland since the late 1600s. Virginia is lost, but where can you go?

  4. ruralcounsel says:

    Virginia governor’s term is 4 years. One term and done. This will annoy so many Virginians that it will insure that Democrats don’t get the governorship for decades. And the compliance will be ZERO, or so close to it that the difference is meaningless. Even up in NoVa, or “occupied territory.” Where all the Maryland and DC ex-pats came to screw it up like where they left. If they try to enforce it, there’ll be blood. Northam is committing political suicide, not just for himself but his party.

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