Governor Northam continues his unfathomably STUPID attempts to up the ante, threatening “severe consequences” for anyone who DARE exercise their God-given, Constitutionally-protected right to keep and bear arms.
His latest political hack, er, “stunt” was to declare a state of emergency.
If you would, please, Governor Northam, BEND YOUR EAR:
Good. Let us continue.
Trust me, Governor, if armed law-abiding citizens were any sort of threat to other law-abiding citizens, everyone would have known it 242+ years ago.
Or is that what’s freaking you out? Are you knowingly breaking the law, Governor Northam? Is that why you fear law-abiding citizens who’re armed?
WE CAN READ, you moron. We can read the United States Constitution, our Bill of Rights, and the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
ALL OF THEM say YOU’RE BREAKING THE LAW.
Either this governor is a total wacko, a first-grade washout, a Constitutionally illiterate mental micro, or he’s actually attempting to negate our Constitutional rights and freedoms with a patently ILLEGAL martial law stranglehold.
THANK GOD Gun Owners of America and the Virginia Citizens Defense League have filed a lawsuit against Governor Northam’s ILLEGAL gun ban. Naturally, a liberal Virginia court denied the legal challenge, and Virginia’s liberal Supreme Court will probably do the same.
THANK GOD IT SHALL NOT END THERE.
Regardless, EXCELLENT WORK GOA and VCDL. Obtain an injunction against his grossly flagrant anti-Constitutional executive edicts and continue to elevate it as necessary to keep him fire-walled until the matter reaches the U.S. Supreme Court, or least a lower court with authority over state governors and the integrity to uphold the Constitution’s unequivocal BAN against any infringement of the right of the people to keep (own/possess) and bear (carry) arms.
That’s what “SHALL NOT” MEANS, Governor Northam, as in:
“The right of the people to keep (own/possess) and bear (carry) arms SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.”
Let’s review terms, shall we?
keep – this is the right of the PEOPLE:
– to retain in one’s possession or power i.e. kept the money we found
– to refrain from granting, giving, or allowing
– to have in control
– to watch over and defend
– to maintain in a good, fitting, or orderly condition —usually used with up – to watch over and defend
– to restrain from departure or removal
– to save or reserve
The verb “keep” in “The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed” means ALL of those things, Governor. The end state of this word means our firearms are NOT under government purview, but OUR purview, the direct and incontrovertible authority and control of We the People.
Must I define the word “purview” for you, as well?
bear – this is ALSO the right of the PEOPLE:
– to call for as suitable or essential
– assume, accept
– to support the weight of
– to admit of; allow
– to move while holding up and supporting
– to have as a feature or characteristic
– to be equipped or furnished with
– to exert influence or force
– to support a weight or strain
– “bear arms” means “to carry or possess arms” and “to serve as a soldier.”
It is not MERELY the right of the people to retain possession and carry of our firearms, but it is also our CIVIC DUTY as a necessary requirement for the security of a free state, for We the People are the only rightful standing militia of our nation, every man, woman and child capable of bearing arms. So says the 1982 Congressional Report on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, containing a great many quotes from our Founding Fathers which unequivocally and UNDENIABLY reveal their original intent, thereby excluding all argument to the contrary.
The Second Amendment REMAINS part of our United States Constitution, to which the State of Virginia, and you by proxy, are a signatory, and GUARANTOR by virtue of what’s in the Constitution to which Virginia agreed and to which you agreed as bound by your oath of office, whether you realize it, accept it, or not.
By the way, “shall not” is an absolute imperative. It is NOT negotiable, and absolutely can NOT be ignored, much less overridden by executive order at ANY level, whether that be local, county, state or federal.
With all due respect, YOU, Sir, are acting TYRANNICAL AS HELL. Instead of mindlessly, stupidly, and foolishly attempting to double-down, get off your God-damned high horse, READ THE CONSTITUTION COVER TO COVER, and start DOING YOUR JOB.
Oh, you need more convincing? Get a load of this UNLAWFUL INFRINGEMENT. And no, they’re NOT grandfathering it, which means it’s a GUN GRAB. Everyone possessing an AR-15 is guilty of a felony the moment Northam signed it into law, despite the fact it’s ABHORRENT to the Constitution:
In the meantime, you said of your votes for President Bush in 2000 and 2004: “Politically, there was no question, I was underinformed.”
Well, congratulations. You’ve graduated from merely “underinformed” to severely and grossly MISINFORMED.
Here’s another MISINFORMED act you did, signing this bill. Keeping and Bearing Arms is protected. Assembly is protected. You are flat out VIOLATING our Constitution, Northam:
Again, get thee to a library! Study the Constitution in light of your Oath of Office:
I, [name], do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.” – 5 U.S.C. § 3331, Oath of Office.
Let’s summarize: Gun bans are ILLEGAL. They violate the United States Constitution aka “the supreme Law of the Land.”
On top of it all, banning so-called “assault weapons” doesn’t work. A study released by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health declared: “In addition, the study did not find an independent association between assault weapon bans and the incidence of fatal mass shootings.”
You heard that right: There is no evidence “assault weapon” bans lead to a lower “incidence of fatal mass shootings.”