The latest proposal from Virginia Democrats is a mandatory state registration measure for all assault weapons like the AR-15. If your assault weapon is not registered in during the grace period, it will be illegal to own.
Some counties, towns and cities have vowed not to enforce state gun laws they deem unconstitutional by labeling themselves “Second Amendment sanctuaries”. That is a bit tongue in cheek with democrat controlled towns and cities labeling themselves “Sanctuaries” for illegal aliens refusing to work with Federal programs set up by ICE, to control immigration.
There have been comments by the governor of Virginia and others local politicians that the National Guard should be brought in to enforce any gun law that is passed. Many have warned that would be an unwise move, and could potentially end in violence.
It’s also unclear if the politicians in Virginia, remember the Firearms Owners Protection Act of 1986 clearly states “No such rule or regulation prescribed [by the Attorney General] after the date of the enactment of the Firearms Owners Protection Act may require that records required to be maintained under this chapter or any portion of the contents of such records, be recorded at or transferred to a facility owned, managed, or controlled by the United States or any State or any political subdivision thereof, nor that any system of registration of firearms, firearms owners, or firearms transactions or disposition be established. Nothing in this section expands or restricts the Secretary’s authority to inquire into the disposition of any firearm in the course of a criminal investigation.”
Virginia Citizens Defense League is setting a major campaign and rallies across Virginia to make sure politicians hear their voices. You can learn more here. Gun owners of America, I urge you to wake up. Hiding your heads in the sand is no longer an option. The politicians at the helm of the Commonwealth of Virginia have declared war on gun owners.