It is unfortunate, to say the least. Those who have been elected, swear an oath of office to defend and uphold the Constitution, and the ‘gun control’ laws being forced onto the people by the Democrats does violate the Constitution.
The Constitution is the supreme law of the land, and there is nothing included that grants any power to the government, national, state, or local, to limit, restrict or ban any arms.
I was a fan of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, though I found his words supporting a Constitutional violation to be disturbing. In the Heller decision, the criteria of ‘Common Use’ was established, or given more authority, yet nothing in the Constitution remotely hints at any ‘Common Use’ criteria, and if such existed, would it also be used against other rights. Can we see our right to Freedom of Speech limited by the ‘Common Use’ criteria, words not in common use are legally allowed to be banned or prohibited? If a word used in the Twentieth Century has ceased to be used on a ‘common’ basis and in 2020 is not a common word, can it be banned and prohibited?
The Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms, SHALL NOT be Infringed.
KEEP ; Own, Have, Possess
BEAR ; Carry, Open and Concealed.
It is good that the localities in Virginia are declaring themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries, however, far too many already enforce unconstitutional laws imposed on the people by legislation that is outside of the bounds and framework of the Constitution.
When an act injurious to freedom has once been done and the people bear it, the repetition of it is more likely to meet with submission - Samuel Adams
A Law Repugnant to the Constitution is Void - United States Supreme Court
We have in several states, laws that violate the Constitution and our individual rights. Prior to the early Twentieth Century, it was understood that the right to keep and bear arms was an individual right, and it included automatic firearms which were sold in stores. If there is no authority to limit a right, where did the laws limiting our rights originate or where did the authority come from… New York and New Jersey have draconian anti-gun laws, and California and Florida and other states and now Virginia is joining, with Red Flag laws that deny Due Process, deny the right to face your accuser, deny your right to cross examine witnesses or present evidence in your defense, and establishes a judge who is unqualified to determine any mental health issues, to adjudicate you as a threat, a danger, without any crime, without any charges or indictments or any prosecution and no conviction. This is the epitome of tyranny.
The question remains, how far will the people allow tyranny to expand and grow, how far before we reach the point of no return.
If we require a permit for firearms, and in some states, a “Firearm Owner Identification Card”, will we soon require a “Christian Identification Card” or a “Jewish Identification Card” or a basic “Religion Identification Card”, or perhaps a “Travel Permit”, to even travel across town?
We require ID to purchase firearms, but they refuse to require an ID in many states to exercise the right to vote. Will we see a requirement for an ID simply to travel, to attend church, to pray, to speak…
How can a people, vote for and elect politicians that openly state they want to undermine the Constitution? Those who vote Democrat must reflect, and consider, what their ultimate outcome they desire is.
The people will need to seek good people, to qualify as candidates for elected office, and support them, and be willing to fight in court to stop all unconstitutional actions.
Sic Semper Tyrannis