The Virginia gun control proposals will result in violence

Almost immediately upon gaining control of both houses of congress and the governorship of Virginia the Democrats announced rather extreme gun control proposals. The proposals are so extreme that a firestorm of dissent erupted from the people, sheriffs, and county officials.  There was so much dissent one representative threatened to sick the National Guard on sheriffs and county officials who refused to comply.  If the proposals are carried out I can see the whole mess resulting in violence.  I’m not the only who came to that conclusion, check out this Washington Times article Virginia Dem mulls National Guard to enforce upcoming gun laws, an idea likely to end in violence

Democrats in Virginia have already pre-filed bills to mandate universal background checks; to limit handgun purchases; to raise age limits on would-be firers; to redefine the term assault weapon and impose bans on buys of certain guns and magazines. And more.

And dozens upon dozens of county officials around the state have rushed to pass resolutions declaring their jurisdictions sanctuaries from the state’s gun control storm and announcing that their police chiefs have no intent of enforcing the Dems’ laws.

Democrat Representative McFachin kicked up the tension on the whole situation into high gear with this proposal.

“I’m not the governor,” said Rep. Donald McEachin, Virginia Democrat, according to a report in The Washington Examiner, “but the governor may have to nationalize the National Guard to enforce the [new gun control] law[s].”

If called by the governor to perform this odious duty the Virginia National Guard would be required to carry it out by law, however, the Virginia Bill of Rights protects the Right to Bear Arms for all citizens,

Granted, this act, signed in 1878 to prohibit federal troops from being used to enforce domestic laws, carves out exceptions for National Guard members operating under the authority of the states. But the spirit of the restrictions should still apply.

With his proposal,  McFachin proved that gun confiscation has always been the end result of Democrat’s plans.

But with one quick quip, McEachin took a situation that’s already boiling with tension and fear — namely, the realities of the new blue Virginia and the realization of Democratic-promised gun controls — and made it worse. He went there; he tapped the darkest worries of the gun rights’ crowd — the deep-seated belief that Democrats’ end game is to obliterate the Second Amendment and destroy citizens’ rights to own firearms. And in so doing, he actually let it slip that yes, Democrats will stop at nothing, even violence, to take the guns.

One Sheriff came up with a novel proposal, Virginia Sheriff Vows to ‘Deputize Thousands’ to Defend Gun Rights.

Every Sheriff and Commonwealth Attorney in Virginia will see the consequences if our General Assembly passes further unnecessary gun restrictions. “Red Flag” laws without due process will create enormous conflict as well.

America has more guns than citizens and murder has long been illegal. At best, the proposed gun restrictions will disarm or handicap our law-abiding in their defense and possibly cause a criminal to choose another tool for evil.

I remain very optimistic that our General Assembly will not pass the proposed bills. Obviously, if passed, there are many of us willing to challenge these laws through the courts. In addition, if necessary, I plan to properly screen and deputize thousands of our law-abiding citizens to protect their constitutional right to own firearms.

The resistance has spread across the state: Report: Over 90 Virginia Counties, Municipalities Declared 2A Sanctuaries.  This shows how seriously the people of this nation take their Right to Bear Arms.

A report from WDBJ7 shows that more than 90 Second Amendment sanctuary declarations have been made by counties and municipalities in Virginia.

WDBJ7 reports that Rockingham County was one of the most recent sanctuary declarations. Breitbart News reported that over 3,000 residents attended the Rockingham Board of Supervisors meeting to demand Second Amendment sanctuary status.

Hopefully the Virginia Democrats will take not of the heated opposition and back down.

2nd Day of Christmas Realities Under the Fedora

Today is the 2nd Day of the Christmas Season which will be continuing officially until January 12 the feast of the Baptism of the Lord which is both the last day of Christmas and the 1st Sunday of ordinary time.

Because it is the 2nd day of Christmas and because disability has made me a little short today I will be shopping for what would be considered “late” Christmas gifts for her and paying less.

Celebrating all the days of Christmas has its advantages.

I’m sure the ring doorbell has its advantages, here is one of its disadvantages:

Every smart device from your doorbell to your car is a computer and any computer is only as secure as the dumbest and most careless person who knows your password or sets up your network makes it. And really if you think your eight year old’s bedroom is so unsafe that you need a camera in it you need to move your family into a cave in the mountains or something.

I know cable news networks need to fill time but can we stop the debate on if the President is “officially” impeached or not? I know that rules lawyering is all the rage in America these days but let’s drop the pretense. This president was impeached, it was a political impeachment, one without foundation which is going to destroy the electoral prospects of those who pushed it and diminish the power of congress and the value of impeachment as a check on actual presidential corruption for all time. But it IS impeachment.

I recently read Bishop Robert’s Barron’s short book “Open Letter to a Letter to a Suffering Church”. While the Bishop might have some novel opinions concerning the current population of hell I don’t think I’ve read a better book on the subject of the sexual scandals that have been revealed in the church in the last two decades. He provides historical perspective, diabolic and scriptural perspective while not sugar coating the causes nor the responsibility of the local bishops or the Vatican.

Most importantly he does a fantastic job making the argument that leaving the church is not a solution. If you’re a Catholic and haven’t read this book (you can finish it in an hour) do so.

While the voters are not cheering the Tom Steyer and Mike Bloomberg campaigns at the moment they are providing both the media and political consultants a very Merry Christmas.

In the wake of Bloomberg’s official presidential campaign launch on Nov. 24, he’s invested $57 million in TV advertising, putting him on track to overtake fellow billionaire Tom Steyer in the coming weeks, who has spent just over $60 million since July, according to data compiled by Advertising Analytics.

Nothing warms the heart of a political consultant or a TV or Radio station than Christmas stockings full of cash provided by billionaires with unlimited funds to make them. Ironically they are both likely to become what a lot of people (including at first me I confess) thought the Donald Trump campaign would be, a full employment scheme for consultants to milk for a few months. Donald Trump turned out to be smarter than that, It remains to be seen if his Democrat counterparts will prove the same.