Governor Blackface continues his assault on the Constitutional rights of Commonwealth’s citizens.
The new budget HB30 allots $250,000 to assist in gun control enforcement.
The governor’s plans to confiscate guns have pushed proponents to form a gun sanctuary movement in the state.
The Democrats’ legislation contains stiff penalties for violations. Possession of a banned firearm is punishable by up to five years in prison and/or a $2,500 fine.
The Virginia Budget Bill is here.
Virginia’s most recent budget bill, HB30, allots $250,000 to assist in gun control enforcement.
HB30’s specific verbiage declares an “estimated net increase in the operating cost of adult correctional facilities resulting from the enactment of sentencing legislation as listed below.”
- Allow the removal of firearms from persons who pose substantial risk to them or others- $50,000
- Prohibit the sale, possession, transport of assault firearms, trigger activators and silencers- $50,000
- Increase the penalty for allowing a child to access unsecured firearms – $50,000
- Prohibit possession of firearms for persons subject to final orders of protection- $50,000
- Require background checks for all firearms sales- $50,000
The budget allocation seems to indicate a projected uptick in gun law violation arrests. The laws above are active, but more are coming, including bans on AR-15s. The law would be retroactive, meaning that all current AR-15 and semi-automatic rifle owners would be in violation of law. So if you own an “assault rifle,” it would be a Class 6 felony. Worse more, the law remains a bit vague on what is or isn’t an “assault rifle.” It also includes all parts associated with the gun, not just the portion which requires the background check. For example, using an AR-15, the lower portion which feeds the rifle requires a background check to purchase.