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New Virginia Law to Take Huge Step Against Gun Owners


Starting on July 1, some cities in Virginia are planing to take advantage of a new state law that allows them to expand gun-free zones, an act that they couldn’t take before the new law was passed.

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, a staunch opponent of the second amendment, signed HB 421 earlier this year. The bill circumvents the state preemption law and gives local authorities the power to prohibit firearms and ammunition in local and municipal locations.

The Washington D.C. suburb of Alexandria is one of the first cities looking to exploit the new law and severely restrict gun rights in the city. Alexandria city councilors are moving forward with public comment and a vote on a proposed ordinance to ban guns completely in government buildings, parks, recreation and community centers, and at permitted events and adjoining streets.

 

The new order would make otherwise law abiding gun owners into criminals for merely walking on a street or through a park that has now been designated as a gun-free zone.

The locations include:

  • (I) in any building, or part thereof, owned or used by such locality, or by any authority or local governmental entity created or controlled by the locality, for governmental purposes;
  • (II) in any public park owned or operated by the locality, or by any authority or local governmental entity created or controlled by the locality;
  • (III) in any recreation or community center facility operated by the locality, or by any authority or local governmental entity created or controlled by the locality; or
  • (IV) in any public street, road, alley, or sidewalk or public right-of-way or any other place of whatever nature that is open to the public and is being used by or is adjacent to a permitted event or an event that would otherwise require a permit.

There is some hope coming from VCDL (Virginia Citizen's Defense League) as their president already has a plan in place to monitor the expected overreach in the form of Watch Teams.

This is another giant step toward disarming Americans and stripping away yet another amendment in our Bill of Rights.

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29 thoughts on “New Virginia Law to Take Huge Step Against Gun Owners”

  1. Until we have a Supreme Court without a wolf in sheep’s clothing at the head, the Second Amendment right remains in peril.

    These snakes in blue states will not relent until our constitutional freedoms are rendered meaningless.

    The road to totalitarianism is paved with a million small freedom cuts. Remember this on November 3rd, and vote for the president who’ll return SCOTUS to its role of arbiter of constitutional law rather than legislative surrogate for leftist causes.

  2. Another reason Not to live in Virginia….governor is a complete democrat jackass…..We need to vote ALL Dems out of office and get our great country back….

    1. No Donna, This is a nice state and it’s beautiful. I love my state. We just need to vote the TRASH OUT and get rid of the communist tyrannical so called leaders that do not stand behind the oath they took for the office they hold. VOTE THEM OUT !!!! Join an organization and fight those that usurp the law and make their own laws in it’s place. I think the people of this state have gotten a taste of what this so called gov is all about. Kick Him OUT!!!

  3. Gun free zones? Well, well, well, we’re doing gun free zones again. Gun free zones have worked well in our schools, why not expand it to an even larger venue? Black face is going to fix it so a killer can murder anyone, anytime, anywhere without warning. Victims all. Got to love democrat leadership. And yet they are elected again and again and again. If there is a challenge to this comment, let’s hear it, prove me wrong. Look at what is going on in area’s controlled by democrats. Will someone explain this to me. The democrats are arm and arm with Black Lives Matter(no one elses life matters), Antifa, Planned Parent HOOD and any number of other domestic terrorist organizations. I wonder how many people in America knows that Bill Gates is the Grandson of Margret Sanger? And if you don’t think Sanger and Gates are terrorists, ask an aborted baby. Oh, I’m sorry, you can’t, because they can’t speak for themselves. Black face strikes again. It’s O.K. if the baby is born, we can kill it later. If you drive a get away car in a bank hold up, you may as well have gone in the bank and participated in the robbery because you are an accessory to the crime. If you elect a politician that abandons his oath of office and does that which is contrary to that oath, you are an accessory to the crime. We are destroying our police forces all over America, who will we call to deliver us from harms way? If you carry and you protect yourself, your punishment will be greater than the killers. JUDGEMENT DAY IS COMING, SOONER OR LATER, FOR SOME SOONER, FOR SOME LATER, BUT IT’S COMING. And some reap what they sow right here on this earth. How will we vote this fall? For heaven or hell?

    1. The time has come for the citizens of this country to face the FACT, that WE the People WILL be forced to defend ourselves from the CRIMINAL SCUM the DEMOCOMMUNISTS are “protecting” to carry on THEIR agenda of complete CONTROL, in an attempt to turn this country into a communist-controlled crap-hole, as well as the the people into controlled “subjects” to be used, abused, taxed to death or “eliminated” if they so choose to do so. Lock and Load my friend..If you do not have one, get a weapon you are comfortable with,, get professional training, get proficient with your new “tool”, and practice. The day you speak of is not “IF” but when…Don’t be left behind, and become a “victim”.

    2. Perhaps they should call it Only Black Criminal Lives Matter, but never they will never call it All Black Lives Matter. EG. David McAtee, Dave Underwood, Italia Kelly, David Dorn, any number of blacks killed in Chicago over the weekend, all the black babies aborted.

    3. Gun Free Zones is a marvelous idea, with which there is just one problem. How do proponents plan on getting the “bad guys” to comply. I wait answers, however I will not hold my breath while waiting, as BLUE is not my best color.

  4. The time is long overdue for the PEOPLE to REMOVE these “governors” and “mayors” that have gone against their SWORN oath of office, and continue to ignore the U.S Constitution and Bill of Rights, because they have been generously BRIBED by the likes of soros and bloomberg as well as “govern” by their “personal political feelings”, and keep trying to turn their states into communist controlled third-world crap-holes, and the citizens into controlled “subjects” to be used, abused, taxed to death, or “eliminated” if they do not kowtow to every ILLEGAL “royal decree” they utter.

  5. Hum, seems like they want our guns so they can do what they want and you won’t beable to stop them.

  6. Of course, the local ELECTED officials will choose to PREEMPT this illegal ruling. It’s against the 2nd Amendment, and these people will be SHUT DOWN, especially during the 2020 Elections. This should be FUN to watch. WATCH the fireworks FLY! One Observant Patriot.

  7. Gee, I can’t imagine bad guys now have a green light to shoot all the law abiding people in gun free zones. What other Constitutional laws can we let go so the Dems can get more power?

  8. The result f Democratic control of the governor’s office and the state legislature? I wonder.

  9. Without the Second Amendment, there will be no way to stop complete tyranny,
    and this “Law”…is only one of many…aimed at making Citizens…..slaves.

  10. They will be gone only if we vote them out. The northern end of Va. is over whelmingly democrat. If the rest of republican supported voters don’t show opposition to this power grab, it’s only going to get worse. There are those who don’t have a clue about whats going on and don’t care. They only start crying when they can’t buy toilet paper. If anyone thinks this isn’t serious, consider what we have seen from this virus shutdown. We have an element in this country that is doing all they can to rule and reign. We have educators teaching our youth that their parents don’t have a brain. Maybe home schooling hasn’t been a bad thing. Shutting down these institutions of learning need to be closed for a while. Want to know how smart our youth is? Check out Liberty Hangout w/Kaitlin Bennett. It’ll make you sick. We need to stop playing w/our toys and seek out our HERITAGE. WHAT DID OUR FOUNDERS LEAVE US. Question: What is the oldest (english or european) city (or settlement) associated with the founding of America? (Recorded date, please). Our youth are not being educated, they are being indoctrinated, as in a cult.

  11. That two-bit governor has no right to circumvent the US Constitution. He will find out the error of his ways if he tries to take away a citizen’s right to protect himself and his family.

  12. A gun free zone is a child unprotected. I wonder what the gov was thinking????????? Who else is he leaving unprotected. Now the Mayor wants to defund the police department.
    DEMOCRATS. DO YOU REALLY WANT ANOTHER ONE IN OFFICE?? One turns his head and the other wants to get rid of the police. Naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa I don’t think so.

  13. The whigger governor of VA needs to be sued now. He also needs to be impeached now. What the hell is the NRA waiting for? What the hell is the GOA waiting for? The bikers can do a better job restoring the Commonwealth of Virginia than the jungle now in charge…

  14. Man – do like they do. Use the UN and international courts – charge them with crimes against humanity – genocide – murder – anything that goes.

  15. If this keeps up,they will eventually go after the 2nd ammendment period. These Democratic governors need to be ousted. Trampling on the Constitution is the very core of their existence. They really don’t give a damn about you and me and your Constitutional rights. Never have and never will. When the war between the Union and Confederates occurred, this was one of the rights that were fought for. Now the Democrats ( Confederate) are trying to trample our constitutional rights again

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