The Libertarian Party (which has always been a pro-Second Amendment political party) in Virginia is using the legal and political process to start removing anti-gun state legislators in that state from office.
They appear to be starting with state Senator Dick Saslaw who prefiled gun control bill SB16. The Libertarian Party of Virginia’s website describes their effort this way:
The Libertarian Party of Virginia alleges that Senator Dick Saslaw is misusing his power to propose SB16, which purports to criminalize hundreds of thousands of lawful firearm owners for an improper political purpose. We want to preemptively deescalate potential conflict resulting from this legislation by taking the issue to the courts, where the Second Amendment will inevitably be reinforced. Our law enforcement officers should not have to decide between their neighbor and Saslaw’s unconstitutional law. No human being should be imprisoned for their right to bear arms.
We need 5,000 signatures of registered voters from the 35th Senate district and $20,000 to get this petition to court. In the name of Liberty…
At the time of this writing, they had raised $12,900 of the needed $20,000 for this purpose. Their website doesn’t state how many signatures that they currently have for this effort.
Now, in case you’re not familiar with SB16, which is one of many anti-gun bills which were prefiled in Virginia for the 2020 legislative session, LegiScan gives this summary of the bill:
Prohibiting sale, transport, etc., of assault firearms and certain firearm magazines; penalties. Expands the definition of “assault firearm” and prohibits any person from importing, selling, transferring, manufacturing, purchasing, possessing, or transporting an assault firearm. A violation is a Class 6 felony. The bill prohibits a dealer from selling, renting, trading, or transferring from his inventory an assault firearm to any person. The bill also prohibits a person from carrying a shotgun with a magazine that will hold more than seven rounds of the longest ammunition for which it is chambered in a public place; under existing law, this prohibition applies only in certain localities. The bill makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor to import, sell, barter, or transfer any firearm magazine designed to hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition.
SB16 prevents sales of “assault weapons” (which I’m sure means the scary looking guns) and places limits on magazine sizes. In other words, it violates the Constitution and the rights of everyday Virginians. And that is the reason for the current #VAGunRightsRebellion.
If you are in Virginia, I encourage you to chip in on this recall effort. If you know anyone in Virginia, encourage them to consider supporting this recall effort. Virginians deserve to have a state government which isn’t trying to disarm law-abiding citizens.
Even if you do not live in the Manassas area of Virginia, it is a worthy cause, and it puts one less Democrat in the way of the Rights of all Virginians, and based on the potential for the Old Dominion being a Test case for the rest of the country, it could happen to you next…
Isle of Wight County is behind the Libertarians on this one, and I only wish we could do the same in our county! Louise Lucas and Emily Brewer are the two Democrats controlling my life in Isle of Wight thanks to the Activist Judges in Virginia rewriting the Districts allowing this once Died in the Wool Red County to now be in an over run by liberals and illegals District. We have to get this back in the bottle if we are ever going to be able to protect ourselves and or way of life in the Rural areas of Virginia and beyond! Please donate to this cause even if you do not live in Manassas, or Virginia! We need to stop that disgrace of a Governor from taking the Old Dominion down!
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That SB 16 criminalizes simple possession; that should ***never*** be done. Criminalizing simple possession enables – and often results in – the use of “planted” and fabricated “evidence,” In fact, the FBI admitted – not long ago – that they had used “fabricated” and “planted” evidence over a 20 year span to send many innocent persons tp prison and some to death.
Please remove me if this is going to become political i want out,because i am an avid wepon advocate.
If you are as you say “an avid wepon ( weapons?) advocate, you need to read and heed. Donate and sign the petition or you will be stripped of your weapons, either by red flag laws or out right tyranny.
I say if you want to kill a snake, you cut off it’s head. Start with the governor. And where was the Libertarian party’s outrage when the democrates voted for, and the governor signed into law, infanticide. Oh that’s right Libertarians are pro choice….my bad.
I agree you need to start at the top. Take out the Governor and the rest will think twice about what they are doing.
And the Governor is a real snake in the grass. What should we think about a governor – who is a doctor – state on TV that he approves of infanticide? Botched abortion, my foot; this is about ***full term*** abortion which is ***infanticide***. Cuomo is just as bad and it looks like Northam wanted to “one up”” for political purposes.
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