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Virginia Going After Guns, A Sign Of Things To Come?

Virginia Going After Guns, A Sign Of Things To Come?

Virginia, ran by the far-left Governor Ralph Northam, after winning control of both houses in the last elections passed laws against firearms, including universal background checks, an “assault weapons” ban, and a red flag law.

This has been met with strong resistance from communities that have set up 2nd Amendment sanctuaries, this, in turn, was met with a threat by the Governor to comply or he would call the state police, if they couldn’t get the job done then he would call up the National Guard to enforce gun control.

The Virginia Governor, for his part, has said, “If we have constitutional laws on the books and law enforcement officers are not enforcing those laws on the books, then there are going to be consequences, but I’ll cross that bridge if and when we get to it.”

This was escalated when Virginia State Democratic representative, Donald McEachin, floated the idea of calling up the National Guard to force Sanctuary cities to fall into line. McEachin also noted that Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam could call the National Guard if the state police could not get the job done.

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“And ultimately, I’m not the governor, but the governor may have to nationalize the Virginia National Guard to enforce the law,” he said. “That’s his call because I don’t know how serious these counties are and how severe the violations of law will be. But that’s obviously an option he has.”

When the idea was floated to call up the National Guard they were met with a stony “NO!” by many within the Guard.

What is of interest is what Sgt. A. Merica has penned in response to this, a response that is now seeing him come under threat for threatening to disobey an order. He stated:

Mr. McEachin, have you ever heard of a little thing called the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878? Apparently, you are not.

Allow me to fill you in.

The purpose of the act is to limit the military branches from enforcing laws against US. citizens. While the PCA does not prevent a governor from calling the Virginia National Guard, the law enforcement capacity of the Guard while on state active duty is full-scale enforcement of martial law when local law enforcement can no longer maintain civilian control.

Are you listening Mr. McEachin? If Governor Northam were to call up the National Guard, it would be through enacting martial law.

He goes on to quote Cam Edwards:

Threatening counties with punishment for not enforcing unenforceable and unconstitutional laws makes it clear that anti-gun Democrats in Virginia are far more interested in targeting legal gun owners than gang members and drug dealers in the state. Rep. Donald McEachin may want Northam to call out the National Guard to enforce gun control laws in rural counties with low crime rates, but they’d be better off patrolling the streets of Petersburg Virginia, in McEachin’s congressional district.

That city has Virginia’s highest violent crime and homicide rates, but instead of supporting targeted enforcement of the most violent offenders in Petersburg, McEachin and his anti-gun colleagues have made the state’s law-abiding gun owners their top priority.

In response to the sanctuary 2nd Amendment area’s and sheriffs saying they will not violate 2nd Amendment rights, Gerry Connolly said:

“I would hope they either resign in good conscience because they cannot uphold the law which they are sworn to uphold, or they’re prosecuted for failure to fulfill their oath. The law is the law. If that becomes the law, you don’t have a choice, not if you’re a sworn officer of the law.”

It turns out Gerry Connolly does not understand the rule of law, under the law, no officer is required to enforce a law that violates a constitutional right. This also extends to the military, if you are ordered to do something that violates the law, you have a right to refuse the order.

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Rule 916(d) of the Manual for Courts-Martial says:

It is a defense to any offense that the accused was acting pursuant to orders unless the accused knew the orders to be unlawful or a person of ordinary sense and understanding would have known the orders to be unlawful.

I would strongly urge you to read the rest of what Sgt. Merica had to say here, it is very enlightening and it shows what is in the mind of a true patriot.

It should be of note that this is not just some experiment on a state. This is something the Democrats are looking to implement nationally if they can take back control of the government.

They think they have the right to strip us of our rights in the name of doing it for the national good. Naturally, we have seen this in the past, we saw it last time with Roosevelt when he gathered up a whole group of people, violated their rights in the name of “National Good,” threw them in prison camps and kept them there during the second world war. Their crime, they were Asian.

In the first war, another Democrat did the same thing, in that time Germans were rounded up and put in camps, all because they were seen as less American. Now we hear the same from the Democrats against people who dare say that our rights are God-given.

I would ask everyone that cherishes their constitutional rights, is this what you want? If you vote Democrat, this is what you’re saying. We see now the real intent of the left; it is not to make this nation better, it is to set up a dream utopia according to liberal ideology, our rights be damned, they are forsaken for the greater good.

This is not the America I put on a uniform for, the one I made an oath to when I was younger. It is starting to look more and more like it is not the enemy from outside that we should be worried about, it is the ones from within, the ones that think they have the right to strip of us of our God-given rights in the name of progressivism.

This is not the America I put on a uniform for, the one I made an oath to when I was younger. It is starting to look more and more like it is not the enemy from outside that we should be worried about, it is the ones from within, the ones that think they have the right to strip of us of our God-given rights in the name of progressivism.

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About The Author

Timothy Benton

Student of history, a journalist for the last 2 years. Specialize in Middle East History, more specifically modern history with the Israeli Palestinian conflict. Also, a political commentator has been a lifetime fan of politics.

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