The White House has been notified that a top Democratic governor is preparing to jail law-abiding gun owners — and the news is already spreading like wildfire nationwide.
Democrats have hit a new low, and they are about to kick things up in a big way to push their anti-gun agenda.
As noted by Red State, Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam is trying to bounce back from his “blackface” scandal by giving radical liberals their wishes, including $250,000 for “adult correctional facilities” to help enforce gun-control measures.
Virginia’s current budget bill, HB30, reportedly includes this particular provision — which would allocate the quarter of a million dollars for an “increase of the operating cost” of the state’s prison system.
The $250,000 is appropriated to the Corrections Special Reserve Fund in order to provide for the “increase in the operating cost of adult correctional facilities resulting from the enactment” of Northam’s gun control measures.
Among the enumerated laws that this allocation is meant to fund is a ban on commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms, the criminalization of private firearms transfers, and gun confiscation orders issued without due process.
This is part of Northam’s plan to criminalize the Second Amendment. He is accomplishing his goal with allies in the legislature, with many of them reportedly bought and paid for by presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg through his anti-gun PAC.
It just so happens that Bloomberg recently launched a presidential campaign as well. The New York City liberal is nothing if not calculated — and now he will likely try to collect on the political favors.
And it’s mind-boggling that Northam apparently believes that state police going into local jurisdictions and arresting people for not observing these ridiculous new gun laws will go over really well.
There’s likely to be other issues, too, given it’s almost guaranteed that a local sheriff or other officials will be arrested for not complying with these orders.
Meanwhile, these new laws will do absolutely nothing to combat gun violence. Democrats may find this surprising, but those who want to murder people with guns already don’t observe the laws.
This also shouldn’t surprise anyone given Democrats have been running on mass gun control for years, especially in recent elections.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her Democratic allies know anti-gun laws will not and do not work — but they are pushing these bills anyway because they are popular with liberals.
Pelosi is already promising to hold votes on several anti-gun laws, all of which aim to erode as much of the Second Amendment as possible.
While most Americans want to keep people safe, it’s important to note that these far-left laws would severely trample on the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms.
The best way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good gun who has a gun.