We, the people of Virginia, need protection against the tyranny being propogated through legislation today. This resolution provides both practical and legal protection for our citizens.
A County Militia is necessary because the intent of bills like HB961 is to render the individual gun owner fearful and defenseless, waiting for a high-profile raid against him, and subsequent felony charges. Without a Militia and notification system, he will not continue to publicly exercise his rights. The risk is too great.
With a County Militia, there is now a credible self-defense force that can be mobilized to prevent individuals from being unlawfully arrested or killed.
The People making up the county Unorganized Militia must therefore begin to take steps to prevent themselves from being picked off individually.
Without the credible potential of armed assistance for individuals unlawfully targeted by tyrannical laws, the Second Amendment culture will die out, as now-banned guns become liabilities relegated to the closet, only to be turned in or confiscated in 20 years, or sooner, if police are called to a home for any reason, including self-defense using a now-banned gun.
Under our system of government, and a state government founded on principles of constitutional republicanism, a bare majority of one political party or the other may not wholesale ignore the clear meaning of the constitution and seek to destroy enumerated constitutional rights.
The fact that a court may also ignore the clear meaning of the 2nd Amendment and Article 1 Section 13 does not nullify the rights protected by the amendments, or justify infringements on those rights: the U.S. Supreme Court once said that Black people are not really “persons” (Dredd Scott v. Sandford) and that persons deemed “imbeciles” or “feeble minded” by state experts (and a majority of Supreme Court justices) may be sterilized against their will (Buck v. Bell). Clearly, courts are fallible and can be highly partisan, and these decisions are reprehensible.
The leftists in Richmond seek to disarm the individuals who make up “the People,” and thereby render them helpless as individuals and as collective actors to resist their unconstitutional intentions.
This is not about “guns,” but about an existential threat on multiple levels to all traditional American values founded on individual liberty, personal responsibility, and fundamental, God-given, natural rights. Leftists seek to violate liberty, including religious liberty; to force the People to confess to a leftist “orthodoxy” on pain of personal destruction, including destruction of reputation, livelihood, liberty and family.
The Left allows no dissent, and intends to indoctrinate the children of this commonwealth in their own ideology, in violation of the fundamental rights of parents.
This unwarranted push to disarm the People raises the question of “what does the Left plan to force upon the People that otherwise peaceful Americans will seek to resist with force of arms,” such that the Left is pushing preemptive confiscation of the means of ultimate resistance to tyranny?
The Left knows (like Chairman Mao) that “political power grows from the barrel of a gun,” which is why they want to be the only ones with guns. Protection for me, but not for thee. See recent bill to coerce police into doing what they are told, and not what the police officer knows to be right.
We know that many police, sheriff, national guard and military members support the People at this time, including their right to keep and bear arms; but what about the purge of these institutions that always follows Left-wing takeovers wherever they occur?
The People must be able to say “no” with an exclamation point, if the tyrannical ideologues and utopians do not listen to our pleas that they remain within constitutional boundaries.
Ultimately, this is about the Left’s ability to govern without the consent of the governed by forcible coercion, and not by reason.
When Richmond seeks to retaliate against Sanctuary Counties by pulling funding, the BOS must respond by passing an ordinance for taxes to be paid directly to the county for the duration: “Since Richmond is engaged in civil rights violations under color of law, businesses and individuals shall remit their tax payments directly to the county revenue commissioner or county clerk, until such time as Richmond ceases violating civil rights under color of law.”