Northam Now Says He Only Will Confiscate Guns If People Refuse To Register Firearms

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Oh, Ralph. Poor misguided Ralph. Ralph used to say that he wanted confiscate all “assault rifles” (which, I’m sure, he defines as “you know, the scary looking ones”).

But Ralph had some push back in the #VAGunRightsRebellion which saw an overwhelming majority of counties and independent cities in Virginia vote to become gun sanctuaries. So, now Ralph says that he really will only confiscate guns from people who won’t register them.

As if that will actually stop him from trying to confiscate them later.

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Yes, it’s true that Virginia governor Ralph Northam has backpedaled a bit (for the moment) from his previous more outright gun control position. AWR Hawkins writes,

Northam has been pushing an all-out ban on AR-15s and similar rifles for some time, but he recently changed the scope of the ban in the face of the growing Second Amendment Sanctuary movement.

On December 10, 2019, Breitbart News reported that Northam changed his position from supporting an across-the-board ban on possession of such weapons to supporting a ban only in a situation where a person refuses to register the firearm with the government. The Virginia Mercury quoted Northam spokeswoman Alena Yarmosky saying, “The governor’s assault weapons ban will include a grandfather clause for individuals who already own assault weapons, with the requirement they register their weapons before the end of a designated grace period.”

But gun owners in Virginia had better not buy Northam’s new, softer rhetoric. It means the same thing in the end.

Don’t take my word for it, though. Economist Walter Williams writes,

I’d urge Virginians not to fall for the registration trick. Knowing who owns what weapons is the first step to confiscation.

Williams continues,

James Madison, in Federalist Paper No. 46 wrote that the Constitution preserves “the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation … (where) the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.”

Thomas Jefferson wrote: “What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms.”

Too many Americans believe the Second Amendment grants Americans the right to own firearms only to go hunting and for self-protection. The framers of our Constitution had no such intent in mind.

Williams, like the founding fathers before us, has it right. Virginians had better be ready to defend their gun rights because an unarmed populace is a populace ripe for more abuse and control by the government.

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40 COMMENTS

    • Hell, I don’t trust any politician. That’s why I’m keeping my guns, and registration will never happen.
      Not until dual citizens are banned from holding any government position, lobbyists are banned from contact with first term congresspersons and off the house floor entirely, the current known group of criminals are in prison or in the ground, there’s a copy of the Constitution on every street corner, our Country is called the United States again instead of America, our representatives no longer call themselves our leaders, government shrinks by 60%, our currency is backed by gold, Congress gets term limits, illegal immigrants get nothing, and no laws are passed or elections held without physical, traceable, countable paper ballots will I trust a politician.
      Let’s see… I feel like I’m forgetting some things…

      • You forgot when people stop referring to themselves as African-, Asian-, Italian- or Mexican-Americans and simply refer to themselves as Americans!

        • Teddy Roosevelt wrote a book in 1917 titled “Fear God and Take Your Own Part.” In it he railed against “blackhanders” (the then-current term for what we now call terrorists), immigrants who just wanted to come here without learning English and becoming Americans, and hyphenated Americans. He believed if you were an American, that’s all that you should be.

          He also opposed substantial immigration from Japan, (which had been a totally closed society until about 60 years earlier), a culture that was radically different from our own, until through exchange of diplomats and students, they gained an appreciation of American culture and could be more readily assimilated. One could make a similar argument against immigrants from radical Muslim countries. Anyone who does not want to become an American, learn English, and assimilate to our culture (rather than trying to supplant it with their own) should not be welcome.

          • I think that the concept of Islamaphobia is just in America if those Muslims seek to be American, but cannot swear primary allegiance to the United States of America Constitution. Being American, is and should be an exclusive club of those who choose to agree to a certain parameter of moral compass, that compass being the support and defense of the Constitution. If Sharia law or anything else similar is what you believe should be held above the Constitutional law, you do not belong in the club.
            You cannot be a true American and have a cultural hyphen in your identification. You are either American or you are not. The fact that my family comes from an Cherokee, British and German primary ancestry, has nothing to do with my being American. I am not a Welsh-American, German- American, Anglo-American or Amerind-American, or even an LDS-American. I am simply an American.

  1. Unless someone has snuck a bill through Congress surreptitiously, Federal law PROHIBITS any kind of firearm registry, especially by the states, even though ATF Form 4473 requires FFL dealers to list serial #s of transferred firearms in violation of their own law!

    • Outside of the Constitution, which is quite irrelevant to issues these days, what FEDERAL law doesn’t prohibit the States from registering weapons?

      (A bit of sarcasm) My views on what the 2nd Amendment really means would get me a visit from the ATF.

  2. This is STILL ILLEGAL as per the U.S. Constitution. He needs to be RECALLED while being REMOVED from office . . . IN HANDCUFFS. He was SWORN to uphold the U.S. Constitution, Not be a TREASONISTIC TRAITOR to it, nor the Commonwealth of Virginia. team Trump and his allies 2020.

  3. Without registration he’ll not know who has the guns he wants to confiscate. Registration is ALWAYS the first step.

    • Exactly! Why do we register our cars? The plates show that we paid our annual TAX on the car. Registration of guns would not necessarily bring cops dood to door; it would instead enable government to levy an annual TAX on them. The tax then is increased until gun ownerss can no longer afford to pay them and the grabbers would arrive to forcibly take them. The first ones hut would be collectors – who never hurt anyone – but who would be the first targets. Then the tax increases until nobody can afford it.

  4. I hope Virginians are smarter than registering their guns!!! The ONLY way the government will know you have a firearm purchased BEFORE the 4473 forms, or those purchased 30 years or more ago, is if you walk in and register them! You have to know that Northam and all democrats will use that registration to know where to go to confiscate Virginians’ firearms! Registration serves NO REAL purpose other than a list of doors for State Storm Troopers to kick in, in the middle of the night!

  5. O-Yea, He will get you to register your gun and then he will give you some time. Then change his mind and come take your guns, He will know who has them. Northam is a liar as we know. DONT TRUST HIM.

  6. There is no need for the Gov. Of VA to require registration for guns. That is already done by the Federal Government every time you purchase a weapon. As for the ban on assault weapons, that is already the law. The definition of an assault weapon is one that is fully automatic. The politicians need to read the dictionary and stop spouting of some rhetoric. The liberals in office are the ones who need to be impeached, not a President who is doing what is right for this country and the American people. They need to quit being a bunch of chicken littles.

  7. Northam Now Says He Only Will Confiscate Guns If People Refuse To Register Firearms….

    And you’ll get your clothes and jewelry back right after your shower.

  8. One way they can find-out who will follower it, is by making you more to acceptable to any changes in the Constitution in order to have their final take over your rights, in order to disarm you. Wake up truly Americans Biden, Warren and Bernie are all about destroying America within first and afterwards making into a Mulsim BHO Socialism nation which is why you never seeing or herded V.P. Biden or any other PC Liberal Communist Democrat said nothing wrong with Mulsim BHO did. Vote Trump in 2020.

  9. “As if that will actually stop him from trying to confiscate them later.” when you register all you do is confirm the fact that you own the firearm and give them an address to pick it up down the road, it is a fool’s errand. The flow chart for such a game goes like this. Registration=Confiscation=Subjugation. Think long and hard before you fall for this scheme.

  10. Socialism only work’s in two places: Heaven where they Don’t need it, and hell where they already Have it. Ronald Reagan.

  11. There plan is long term. Get them registered now, grandfather in current owners and deny new owners and passing guns on to future generations. In other words when current owner dies gun will be surrendered to authorities for destruction. Marxist plot.

  12. Lies … all lies .he will not stop till he takes all your guns . If you belive him… I have a nice bridge for sell in NY . You can set up a toll and make lots of money . Let me kmow if your interested . The left is nothing but lies and law breakers . Just a bunch of wing nuts .

  13. I believe that one of the founders stated that “God given rights can not taken only surrendered and once surrendered they are likely to never be returned”

    REMEMBER CONCORD

  14. The “commie” gun grabbers will never stop to get their agenta, which includes, and up to, killing people. Just read a little history.

  15. Why is “registration” a bad idea?

    Three primary reasons: 1) they don’t do anything to solve crime, 2) they are exceedingly expensive and often in error, 3) they can be used for only one purpose – confiscation.

    “Registries” are often touted as being able to “solve” crimes because “we can tell where the guns used in crime” came from… Unfortunately – this is just not the case, and in the states (and in fact whole countries), that maintain these systems – the “solve rate” is absolutely abysmal. Oh – I forgot … they do increase the number of gun arrests… most often for failing to or inadvertently falling afoul of the “registry system” (not really what it was supposed to do… )

    “Registries” are exceedingly expensive. Canada recently scrapped their “long gun” registry because its original projected cost – about $2,000,000 (Canadian, but still a chunk of change) ballooned to nearly $5,000,000,000 in just ten years… During the hearings that the Canadian government held to decide how much money to appropriate to the long gun registry – one representative asked how many crimes had been solved … the director of this department had to answer truthfully and say that none (no crimes at all) had been solved by the use of the registry… (see item #1).

    A “registry” is simply a list of ONLY legally owned, uniquely identified firearms (make, model, and serial number) owned by a unique person (name/government identifying number). Once the firearm is moved into the illegal market (via theft or illegal sale) – the registry has no use. And if either the illegal seller or the thief takes the simple added precaution of removing the serial number… the gun is lost forever to the registry. Because it is only the legally owned firearms… the only purpose the government could use it for is confiscation.

  16. The 2nd Amendment is not a source of any right. It is a guarantee that the government will not interfere with a God given right. Or whatever higher power you believe is the endowing power of natural rights.

    Any government issue of any curtailing of those natural rights, especially those specifically protected by the Constitution is not following their oath of office and thereby unfit to serve.

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