December 30, 2019

Virginia National Guard responds after Dem threatens to use soldiers to enforce gun control agenda

Dana Mathewson

Happy Last Monday of the year! We have a couple of postings at The Aviary, which may have fallen off the page (one is here http://tbirdnow.mee.nu/where_are_the_courts_in_virginia, the other is here http://tbirdnow.mee.nu/virginias_second_amendment_attack) as I write this regarding Virginia's hard-core leftist Governor Northam's upcoming attempt to confiscate a number of different privately-owned guns, such as most semi-automatic weapons, from citizens living in the large number of counties which have declared themselves "Second Amendment Sanctuary Counties." This confiscation initiative is totally illegal, but apparently the Governor, feeling cocky after his managing to survive the Blackface Scandals (sorry, no time to research and post links to them, but you remember), figures that anything he wants to do is legal. He has even apparently threatened to use the Virginia National Guard to be the force that confiscates any weapons which are not voluntarily turned in by the citizens who own them (see the links in the posted articles for details).

It sounds as if the Governor made these statements without first consulting the appropriate National Guard officers. The Guard has responded as follows: https://www.theblaze.com/news/virginia-national-guard-responds-after-dem-threatens-to-use-soldiers-to-enforce-gun-control-agenda

The question is, does the Governor have the legal right to do it? Can he ask the Guard? Can the Guard refuse the request -- or order?

Posted by: Timothy Birdnow at 10:47 AM | Comments (5) | Add Comment
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1 I suspect he has the authority to use the Guard, but they can also refuse an illegal request.

And this is as illegal a request as has ever been asked. This needs to hit the courts as soon as they try to enforce it.

Posted by: Timothy Birdnow at December 30, 2019 11:28 AM (pGf5U)

2 Doesn't mean he can't ask. The US Virgin Islands has been the scene for similar requests in the past, particularly during hurricanes, when the Guard was ordered to disarm legal gun owners, and they did. As a result a whole lot of looting was done.

Posted by: Dana Mathewson at December 30, 2019 12:21 PM (T1sj2)

3 Ah; forgot all about that, Dana! Good point!

Posted by: Timothy Birdnow at December 30, 2019 01:17 PM (pGf5U)

4 Of course, Virginia is not the U.S. Virgin Islands -- and vice versa. But it doesn't exactly make one comfortable.

Posted by: Dana Mathewson at December 31, 2019 10:39 AM (tzQ9H)

5 Too true.

Posted by: Timothy Birdnow at December 31, 2019 01:02 PM (9jcVO)

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