Perhaps the biggest statewide case of prying guns and rifles from the not so cold not so dead hands of citizens of Virginia, is now afoot. Monday, January 20, 2020, will find who knows how many thousands of protesters in front of the Virginia State Capitol regarding the State’s legislation to slow the roll of ‘semi-automatic’ weapons, big and small, owners currently possess and to seriously limit the ability to purchase any in the future. This is a list of the current troublesome bills:
This one has been stricken but read the summary of the bill. It will likely rear its head again. à http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=sb16
To be clear, the most troubling of all of these bills is SB 240 titled: “Firearms; removal from persons posing substantial risk; penalties.” Their ‘red flag’ law so to speak. Yet, the most fundamental issue with all of the laws comes back to these words: “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.”
From dictionary.com online this definition is offered: verb (used with object),in·fringed, in·fring·ing.
to infringe a copyright; to infringe a rule.
What part of SHALL NOT infringe do the Virginia Legislators not understand?
So, January 20, 2020, people will arrive with their beliefs, their ideals, their opinions, and their words – some to defend their Constitutional right to keep and bear arms; some to argue against the same; some there to just say Government is way too intrusive and enough is enough; some to posit the idea that the 10th Amendment empowers the state to create laws that are NOT enumerated to the federal government in the Constitution. As the second amendment of the US Constitution is clearly enumerated to the federal government is it really legal for any state to enact laws which clearly INFRINGE on the individual right to keep and bare arms.
As citizens gather on the 1/20/2020 it is everyone’s desire and hope the event will be absent violence of any kind by any person. And IF there should be violence it is good sense to wait until all the facts are in before laying any sort of blame, enacting any further drama to capitalize on any act of violence. In the end, the clear message even before this event is the person’s RIGHT to self defense against deadly force. Support of the portion of our Declaration of Independence that reads:” We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness….” MUST always be vigilant. To lose the battle is to lose life – liberty – and any pursuit of happiness.
May we always be equally endowed by our Creator …
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