Sic Semper Tyrannis, indeed. Were it not enough to infringe upon the Second Amendment in terms of ownership, now it is being proposed that any such group or persons gathered for instruction are also deemed unlawful. Of course.
SENATE BILL NO. 64 Offered January 8, 2020 Prefiled November 21, 2019A BILL to amend and reenact § 18.2-433.2 of the Code of Virginia, relating to paramilitary activities; penalty. ———- Patron– Lucas ———- Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice ———-Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:
1. That § 18.2-433.2 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:
§ 18.2-433.2. Paramilitary activity prohibited; penalty.
shall beis guilty of unlawful paramilitary activity, punishable as a Class 5 felony if he:
1. Teaches or demonstrates to any other person the use, application, or making of any firearm, explosive, or incendiary device, or technique capable of causing injury or death to persons, knowing or having reason to know or intending that such training will be employed for use in, or in furtherance of, a civil disorder;
2. Assembles with one or more persons for the purpose of training with, practicing with, or being instructed in the use of any firearm, explosive, or incendiary device, or technique capable of causing injury or death to persons, intending to employ such training for use in, or in furtherance of, a civil disorder; or
3. Assembles with one or more persons with the intent of intimidating any person or group of persons by drilling, parading, or marching with any firearm, any explosive or incendiary device, or any components or combination thereof.
2. That the provisions of this act may result in a net increase in periods of imprisonment or commitment. Pursuant to § 30-19.1:4 of the Code of Virginia, the estimated amount of the necessary appropriation cannot be determined for periods of imprisonment in state adult correctional facilities; therefore, Chapter 854 of the Acts of Assembly of 2019 requires the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission to assign a minimum fiscal impact of $50,000. Pursuant to § 30-19.1:4 of the Code of Virginia, the estimated amount of the necessary appropriation cannot be determined for periods of commitment to the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice.
So let’s look at this one. This law would make a large swath of people in the Virginia outside of NOVA (you know, the smelly Walmart people Peter Strzok references) immediate criminals. Anyone in the business of tactical training would be a de-facto felon. I wonder if this bill would have a clause protecting the Governor’s alma mater, Virginia Military Institute, in its re-enactment of the Battle of New Market.
Virginia is a bellwether for the future of the UNited States when the Democrats regain control. The state is firmly under their iron fist and the bills they are proposing are a test bed for the very agenda they have in mind for the rest of us.