Monday, January 20, 2020

In Virginia, It's Not Just "Guns"

Bayou of Peter HT for this item.

The new, hard-left (D) majority in Virginia has lots of plans, and the gun-stuff is only a small part.

...The Democrats shot back: they filed bills that repeal voter ID, would allow felons the vote, and more. A LOT more. Senate Bill 399 would give Virginia’s electoral college votes to the winner of the national popular vote. SJ 29 would change election law so that the governor would be elected by majority of votes in congressional districts, not by statewide majority. Basically, what D.C. says goes and the rest of you be damned. SJ 14 would restore voting rights to convicted felons. SJ 8 would allow felons and those declared mentally incompetent to vote. SB 65 - Eliminates photo ID requirement for voting. SJ 6 - Increases the term limit of the governor from 4 to 8 years....

...They had Representative Paul Krizek introduce HB 842, a bill that changes how a candidate is recalled. Instead of needing 10% of the prevailing vote to recall their seat, now you need 25%. Oh, and instead of having 120 days to file all those petitions for a recall, they’ll only have 60 days....
Last night, some ex-municipal prosecutor who has a nationally-syndicated radio show kvetched and whined that "un-Constitutional laws will be overturned by the Courts", so all this protesting sturm und drang is silly and unnecessary.  Spoken like a true lawyer, but horribly wrong.

Which Court?  The Court which converted "tax" into "fine"?  The Court which authorizes killing the pre-born, or sanctifies unnatural sexual activity as "marriage"?

THAT Court?

And if you think that Heller has the answers, you are dead wrong.

...The issue that Scalia left future courts to grapple with is what constitutes a protected weapon. He wrote that the Constitution protects weapons that could be carried and were in common use. What he didn't say in the opinion—and what the court has deferred ruling on—is whether an AR-15 fits the bill for a common weapon. On one hand, it's certainly not rare. There are more than a million in circulation. On the other hand, it's not as ubiquitous as ordinary rifles and handguns. At some point, the John Roberts court will wrestle with the questions Scalia left unanswered, or the justices will leave it to the political process....
The point?  Heller did NOT address the real reason for the 2A, which was to keep tyrants at bay (or dead, take your choice.)

"Personal protection" is nice, but like "hunting," it's not the main issue--not by a long shot.  And trusting Roberts' Court to come to the right conclusion.............that's just unicorn farts and pixie dust.

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