Governor Northam of Virginia is dead set on banning guns and he’s taking slow steps to get that done in his state. Well, Virginia residents aren’t going down without a fight and the NRA is making sure that they’re prepared.
The NRA made their way through Virginia to defy Gov. Northam and the Democrats’ attempted gun grab by going straight to the state capitol and giving away 1,000 30-round magazines.
On Sunday night, the NRA tweeted that Magpul industries who is a well-known magazine and firearms accessory company gave them 1,000 magazines so they could be distributed to pro-Second Amendment Virginians.
EMERGENCY AIRLIFT: @Magpul_HQ sent us 1,000 30 Round PMAGs to hand out tomorrow in Richmond to NRA members who show up to fight Northam’s extreme gun ban!
— NRA (@NRA) January 13, 2020
According to Breitbart, Democrats in the Virginia legislature have already put forward a number of bills, one of which is Delegate Mark Levine’s (D) HB 961.
Levine’s bill bans “assault weapons,” “high-capacity” magazines, certain triggers, and suppressors, among other things. The bill puts forward a means by which “assault weapon” owners can apply for a license to retain their gun, but the trade-off is that their names are entered into a database.
Owners of “high-capacity” magazines, certain triggers, and suppressors, will have a grace period to get rid of the accessories/devices, after which they will face felony charges for possessing them.
In an unhinged effort to attack Virginians’ Second Amendment rights, one member of the Michael Bloomberg-bought General Assembly is willing to undermine a bipartisan policy advanced by the previous Democratic governor and target one of the state’s most law-abiding constituencies. H.B. 569, introduced by New Jersey native Dan Helmer (HD-40), targets Right-to-Carry permit holders by curtailing Virginia’s reciprocity regime.
At present, Virginia recognizes Right-to-Carry permits issued by all other states. Out-of-state carry permit holders are free to carry in the Commonwealth, provided they obey local laws and carry photo identification. The present law also helps Virginia Right-to-Carry permit holders because some jurisdictions only grant another state permit reciprocity if that other state recognizes their permit. (NRA)