Michael Bloomberg has bought the Virginia state government and preyed on Governor Ralph Northam’s sadness after the Virginia Beach shooting last year.
This was really brought to everyone’s attention by the NRA.
Bloomberg is the founder of Everytown for Gun Safety, ironically named because true gun safety is a practiced skill and not gun control laws, as well as the majority donator to the nonprofit organization.
This foundation has contributed, according to VPAP.org who tracks donations to the state government, $1,549,836 to Democratic candidates. This turned the state blue.
All the candidates that Everytown backed was a hard-left Democrat that had the main goal of gun control on their mind.
The formerly red state has been bought by a politician and businessman that is sided with the liberal left that tells everyone they’re wrong for having beliefs.
This means that after Bloomberg inevitably drops out of the presidential race, the state votes will be blue in the electoral college. The Virginia state votes will most likely be going to a communist – my bad. Democratic Socialist – that is currently running for the Democratic nomination.
This also means the state is in a vigorous battle to keep its second amendment right.
In fact, let’s take a moment to refresh our memory on what the Bill of Rights actually says about firearms: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
Keeping that in mind, I want to analyze some of the proposed bills by Bloomberg’s cronies – my bad again, Bloomberg’s chosen gun controlling, handpicked delegates – have come up with.
Senate Bill 16
Starting off with the most audacious of bills, SB 16 is an all-out ban on “assault firearms.”
A big issue, at least from the Democratic standpoint, is defining what is meant by “assault firearms.”
The Virginia Bill makes it extremely broad. It doesn’t give any specifics, but it does give a list of some things the ignorant would call assault firearms.
The most prominent and restrictive are:
- A semi-automatic centerfire rifle with a fixed magazine with a capacity greater than 10 rounds.
- A semi-automatic centerfire rifle with a detachable magazine with one of the following characteristics:
(i) a folding or telescoping stock; (ii) a pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the rifle; (iii) a thumbhole stock; (iv) a second handgrip or a protruding grip that can be held by the non-trigger hand; (v) a bayonet mount; (vi) a grenade launcher; (vii) a flare launcher; (viii) a silencer; (ix) a flash suppressor; (x) a muzzle brake; (xi) a muzzle compensator; (xii) a threaded barrel… or (xiii) any characteristic of like kind as enumerated in clauses (i) through (xii)
- A semi-automatic centerfire pistol with a fixed magazine with a capacity greater than 10 rounds.
- A semi-automatic centerfire pistol with a detachable magazine with one of the following characteristics:
(i) a folding or telescoping stock; (ii) a thumbhole stock; (iii) a second handgrip or a protruding grip that can be held by the non-trigger hand; (iv) the capacity to accept a magazine that attaches to the pistol outside of the pistol grip; (v) a shroud that is attached to, or partially or completely encircles, the barrel and that permits the shooter to hold the pistol with the non-trigger hand without being burned; (vi) a manufactured weight of 50 ounces or more when the pistol is unloaded; (vii) a threaded barrel… or (viii) any characteristic of like kind as enumerated in clauses (i) through (vii)
- A shotgun with a revolving cylinder.
- A semi-automatic shotgun with one of the following characteristics:
(i) a folding or telescoping stock, (ii) a thumbhole stock, (iii) a pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the shotgun, (iv) the ability to accept a detachable magazine, (v) a fixed magazine capacity in excess of seven rounds, or (vi) any characteristic of like kind as enumerated in clauses (i) through (v)
The definition provided is total butt and thank God it was shut down in the State Senate. The bill was stricken with a 9-0 vote.
Senate Bill 35
Another bill offered up to the Virginia Senate is SB 35 that is a “Control of firearms by localities; permitted events.”
What that means is that anywhere that is hosting an event, because hosting an event requires a permit, is legally a gun-free zone.
Yeah. Let that sink in. A location that is designed to have a lot of people is now saying that those people no longer have the right and ability to defend themselves.
This is so dumb.
Gun-free zones have a history not working. For instance, the Las Vegas mass shooting, which left 59 people dead that took place in a gun-free zone in 2017.
The good guys with guns won’t be able to stop the bad guys with guns. The reason is good guys follow the law. Bad guys don’t. They are already going to break the law by committing murder, why the hell would they care about breaking the law of a gun-free zone too?
Sometimes, I swear that politicians, or liberals in general that back them, just don’t look at history or use common sense. But somehow SB 35 passed the Senate. A pure party-line vote: 21-19.
That means Mike Bloomberg literally bought this law through the Senate in Virginia.
Senate Bill 69
The fact this was even proposed astonishes me.
SB 69 is for, “[p]urchase of handguns; limitations on handgun purchases; penalties.”
The proposed bill says that from now on, people can only buy one handgun within a 30-day period.
I, personally, not Shield Republic, think of myself as a conservative-libertarian in my political beliefs. That means I don’t think the government should really interfere in personal matters.
One such matter I think is personal is how I spend my money. If I’m not buying something illegal, don’t bother me about my purchases. That is between me and my wife.
This bill says, in a roundabout way, “hey, we don’t think you’re smart enough to decide how to spend your own money. Instead, we’ll put parameters on what you can buy.”
I worked my way through college so I can get a job. That job pays me so I can live somewhere and provide the basic needs to myself. The excess money I have can be spent however I feel I should spend it.
But the liberals in the Virginia Senate said, “we don’t think our state population is smart enough to know how best to spend their money.”
They didn’t say those exact words, but they said it with their vote. SB 69 passed the Senate with another total party split at 21-19.
Senate Bill 70
SB 70 is written regarding “Firearm sales; criminal history record information checks; penalty.”
The Senate is trying to restrict all firearm sales. This includes private sales.
How are you going to track these private sales is what I really want to know? Does this mean the state is going to start tracking my GPS, listening to my phone calls, reading my texts and emails?
Where does it stop?
I’m all for common-sense laws.
But it seems the government and I have different ideas of common sense.
You can’t track a private sale.
This bill is dumb because of how many ways there are around it. Start referring to gun sales as donations. You could sell gun parts and get the other parts of the gun for free. That how people get around selling liquor without a liquor license, they sell the bottle and the liquor inside is free.
I don’t like it when people are trying to infringe on my rights, and it was my understanding you had to do a background check before buying a gun anyway. If there is no way to track a private sale, then why would a private sale bother with running a background check.
I don’t know why this makes sense to the Virginia Senate, but SB 70 passed 23-17. That means two republican senators don’t realize what a bad idea this bill is.
Senate Bill 240
SB 240 is the establishment of “red flag laws.” It is dealing with “Firearms; removal from persons posing substantial risks; penalties.”
Maybe this is a good idea.
Wait, I actually read the second amendment and it said, “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
For anyone questioning what this means, Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines infringe as a verb meaning “to encroach upon in a way that violates the law or the rights of another.”
I believe “red flag laws” proposed in SB 240 do that exact thing.
It’s literally proposing the same thing Dolores Umbridge does in the fifth Harry Potter book. She says you can’t use magic because who knows what you will do.
This is the same concept in real life.
Umbridge takes it to the extreme. The government is trying to Umbridge the state of Virginia. If they can do it there, then they can do it on a large scale. Once there, what constitutes a “red flag” will be expanded to encapsulate behavior not necessitating the removal of firearms.
Once that happens, then we are outgunned. It screws the people.
This is why the good guys also need guns.
The world is full of bad people, but I’m a believer in more people that are good. If we disarm the good guys, then the bad guys will multiply because there are no more good guys to stop them.
Unfortunately, that’s what the left wants to happen. Bloomberg wants this to happen.
That’s why he bought this gun control bill. It passed in the Senate on a purely Democratic party basis: 21-19.
Making a State Law
This is going back quite a distance but let’s look at what must happen to make a bill a law.
Cue the Schoolhouse Rock track…
In all seriousness, for a bill to become law, it first must be proposed. After the proposal, it gets drafted and the Senate discusses it.
After the Senate has made it to their liking, they vote on it and pass it off to the House of Delegates.
The House does the same thing that the Senate did and after they get the bill to what they want it to be, they send it to the state governor to be signed into law.
This process can begin in either the House or the Senate. Either way, it has to go through both before ending up on the Governor’s desk.
Now, here is where it gets rough.
The current governor of Virginia got really hurt by the Virginia Beach shooting that happened recently. This led Governor Ralph Northam to say that he wants to enact more gun control laws in Virginia.
Mike Bloomberg heard this and decided to buy his way into the state government of Virginia like I said at the beginning of the article.
The effects are seen by the gun control bills that have already passed the Senate.
I just think it is so funny that the Democrats always talk about how we need to do a redistribution of wealth, but then they have their own candidates buying their way into the government.
Its hypocritical and people hate it.
On top of that, Mike Bloomberg doesn’t even know what he’s talking about when it comes to guns and gun laws according to the Washington Examiner.
Why would anyone trust people that can just be paid off like what has happened in Virginia?
This leads people to question what is being thought about Bloomberg as an actual candidate against Trump.
To counter this nonsense, everyone needs to voice themselves to their representatives. Talks to your state senators. Tell them what you believe and how what they are doing contradicts freedom.
This goes for every state, not just Virginia. The states’ websites will have all their contact information.
After setting up a meeting time, be prepared. Use stats and facts to back your arguments. You can use specific cases to get their emotions going. Cite events like the shooting in the Texas church where Jack Wilson took action and saved lives.
You also need to go get your own concealed carry permit. The only way to beat tyranny is to be prepared for it. One preparation is having a firearm in case something crazy goes down.
After you’re prepared for the worst-case scenario, you can battle with your vote. You can battle with your voice.
Prepare for the worst-case scenarios. Plan to not have it get that far. Work for peace for everyone.