Virginia Gov. Signs Slew Of Gun Control Bills Into Law While Nobody Can Protest

Sandy Malone

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed five anti-gun measures into law and promised to take another run at "assault rifles."

Richmond, VA – Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed five anti-gun bills into law on Friday as gun control advocates celebrated.

Northam signed a bill that requires background checks for all firearms sales in the state of Virginia on April 10, The Virginian-Pilot reported.

The governor also signed the re-instatement of a law that limits residents to one handgun purchase per month.

He put into place a “red flag” law that allows police to take guns away from anyone deemed a danger to themselves or others, The Virginian-Pilot reported.

The batch of new gun control legislation Northam enacted also included a law that requires gun owners to report lost or stolen firearms within 24 hours and another that increased penalties for leaving a loaded gun accessible to children.

The governor sent two bills back to the statehouse with technical changes, The Virginian-Pilot reported.

The first included a clarification of an exemption for universities under a bill that allows localities to ban guns in public.

For the other, Northam suggested that people under a permanent protective order who can’t prove they have given up their guns should be held in contempt of court by judges, The Virginian-Pilot reported.

The governor also vowed to take another run at an "assault weapons" ban in 2021, after more moderate Democrats in the state senate tabled it in February.

“I have always said that we do not need weapons of war on our streets,” he said.

Gun control advocates celebrated what have become major changes to the state’s gun laws under the newly-elected Democratic majority in its capitol, The Virginian-Pilot reported.

“Virginians wanted change,” Democratic State House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn told reporters. “We were not leaving Richmond in March without historic progress on gun violence prevention.”

But the House Republican leader, State Delegate Todd Gilbert, pointed to the fact that gun sales across the state had been through the roof since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, The Virginian-Pilot reported.

“To take a victory lap on such a controversial issue at a time when Virginians are buying firearms at a record pace to protect themselves and their families is counterintuitive,” Gilbert said.

The new laws go in to effect on July 1, The Virginian-Pilot reported.

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Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Gov. Ralph Northam Again Put on His Black Face Mask. He Urged Every Virginian to Do the Same

He has been a terrible governor, vetoing so many great bills, and now signing so many bad ones.

Cromaxgal
Cromaxgal

He should be recalled and his laws overturned.

Cops kid
Cops kid

Typical Andrew Cuomo democrat maneuver... These low life, bottom feeders, are the very reason for the second amendment and the need for "weapons of war on the streets". Git the damn rope !

Cduncanf
Cduncanf

Deputize everyone problem solved. I’m so sick of this liberal weapons of war bullshit.

TopDocBo
TopDocBo

While working for the government, I was stationed in VA for two years and loved the state and her people. I almost turned down my next assignment to stay there. Boy and I glad I didn’t because I’d be moving. These liberals need to write a book and title it: How to ruin a state in one term.

javaguy
javaguy

When I first started read this article my brain gave me the name Ralph Norton, and that would certainly serve the article better.

Zpwjs
Zpwjs

Hillary had this a$$hat on her short list.

RunCop
RunCop

Did this asshole sign the bills while wearing his white pointy hat or in black face?

Chief Deputy
Chief Deputy

I would love to see how and what type of firearms all these asshats have in their homes.

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno

Virginia's ignorant, tyrannical government has spoken. But 91 out of 95 total counties also have declared their positions. It'll be interesting to watch coonman join the battle against far flung armed subordinates who seem determined to defy unconstitutional laws. At the end, they’ll learn it's not the business of government.

Governor blackface will need to order his local and state police to bully millions of peaceable, lawful citizens. His government will need to issue millions of warrants. Police will need to mobilize hundreds of SWAT teams. Each confiscation will need to be planned. Groups will need to be transported to homes, cabins and storage sites. They'll need to penetrate fences, cut locks, break down doors and search rooms. They'll need to be prepared for armed resistance.

Red flag states include a small band of ignorant, tyrannical governors shoving the U.S. to the brink of catastrophe. Red flag laws were created to transfer authority from licensed psychiatrists to unqualified persons more obedient to democrats, e.g., local judges and nosy neighbors.

Criminal prosecution of accusers for malice or lying makes good press but it's very difficult to prosecute and virtually impossible to prove. Due process requires reports from two psychiatrists, one from each side, legal representation, arraignment, indictment and trial by jury. Public defenders offer little comfort.

Nobody wants criminals to have firearms but to be taken seriously, if the accused is a danger to himself (not against the law) or others, he should be legally arrested. In other words, take the man but leave the arms. Every state allows for the involuntary detention of dangerous individuals for psychiatric evaluation. The difference is red flag laws only confiscate arms, the obvious objective.

I've often wondered how the police, teacher, classmate or aunt would know the rightful owners of which firearms. Seems law enforcement would risk serious lawsuits if they err on that point. Currently, that point is being litigated in Lori Rodriguez v. City of San Jose. Also submitted for Supreme Court review are Pena v. Cid, Mance v. Barr, and Culp v. Madigan. However, the major cost of these laws is the loss of trust between peaceable, lawful citizens and their elected officials.

One look at Virginia reveals why armed citizens are becoming more important with every election cycle. Federal Firearms Licensees must be allowed to stay open during national emergencies because arms purchases must undergo a background check and cannot be delivered or mail ordered. A government with the power to oppress commerce in arms is very dangerous and must be rejected.

Cop Watch
Cop Watch

another step closer to civil war!

Doc384
Doc384

Violence is created by people, not inanimate objects. Keep violent people off the streets.

Brasov04cluj
Brasov04cluj

NAZI FECES BAG nordham is skating on extremely thin ice. A short puked up insecure mental retard named adolph , pulled this s##t in Deutsche Land many yearrs ago. Rolf is heading full speed ahead for a deep six vacation. God is no respector of persons or TYRANTS. 😉 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

ACSO-Charles-One
ACSO-Charles-One

You are not watching close enough, all this was signed while you were told to remain in your homes or be arrested. The government is testing all of us to see how much they can get away with before the armed revolt begins. Right now it is government 1 people 0. The sheep are doing exactly what they are being told to do. In Michigan the cunt governor has ordered everyone to stay away from their vacation homes, you can't buy paint along with other unconstitutional actions and the left media says nothing. This is a test folks and when it is done you will have given up more God given rights for the sake of the children.

Quasar704
Quasar704

Wow.... This guy is really like bottom of the barrel scum

Wwolfwp61
Wwolfwp61

I, Raymond Manuel De Mello, 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; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God." (Title 10, US Code; Act of 5 May 1960 replacing the wording first adopted in 1789, with amendment effective 5 October 1962).

I know I am not the only one that swore that oath here and I know others feel as I do that our oaths are still in effect. Especially "... that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic:..." Northam and Democrats "are" that domestic enemy the Constitution is referring to and the Constitution also tells us what we need to do to rectify it.

I am 100% fed up with this crap!

Knighthawk911
Knighthawk911

Wet need laws to ban guns from body guards who serve politicians who what gun control.

RonH
RonH

They need to recall the moron.

BobBlack
BobBlack

A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks.
Thomas Jefferson to Peter Carr, 1785. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, (Memorial Edition) Lipscomb and Bergh, editors.
One loves to possess arms, though they hope never to have occasion for them.
Thomas Jefferson to George Washington, 1796. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, (Memorial Edition) Lipscomb and Bergh, editors.
Laws that forbid the carrying of arms... disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man. Jefferson's "Commonplace Book," 1774_1776, quoting from On Crimes and Punishment, by criminologist Cesare Beccaria, 1764
"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms."
Thomas Jefferson, Proposed Virginia Constitution, 1776, Jefferson Papers 344.

BobBlack
BobBlack

“We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.”
― Abraham Lincoln

BobBlack
BobBlack

It is now time for the people (Gun owners) and gun organizations to hire an attorney to start a law suit against the Governor, any organization that pushes gun control and any individual who took the Oath of office to protect the Constitution that agrees with these new laws, and tries to take guns from people

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JasonPayne

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