Looking into my crystal ball (and knowing the enemies of freedom), the gun controllers in the Democrat Party are going to want to “compromise” on bills like SB 16, Senator Saslaw’s bill that makes AR15s, AK47s, many semi-automatic shotguns, and even some handguns, illegal to possess and also bans magazines that hold more than the magical “10 rounds.”
Saslaw knows that SB 16 is a bridge way too far. And you can bet that he and the other gun controllers have been watching the massive crowds of gun owners showing up at Board of Supervisors, City Council, and Town Council meetings across the Commonwealth with great concern.
So the next step for Saslaw will be to offer to “grandfather” existing gun owners, thinking that gun owners would be stupid enough, and selfish enough, to accept such a “compromise” in exchange for passing SB 16 or its ilk. Once passed into law, gun controllers hope that gun owners will go back to sleep so the gun-control agenda can keep moving forward without massive opposition.
Will VCDL accept such a “compromise?”
Oh, HELL no.
Who are WE to negotiate away the right of future generations to own AR-15s, or their equivalent, and magazines of whatever capacity they want?
Who are WE to give away the right of future generations to protect themselves from criminals or from a government that’s gone tyrannical, just so we can selfishly have our guns and magazines now?
And who is stupid enough to think that the gun controllers won’t be back, over and over again, to get those guns and magazines out of our hands anyway in the near future?
I don’t know about you, but I don’t trust a government that doesn’t trust me to have guns.
Why, exactly, do they want to disarm us? I can tell you that it isn’t for public safety. Violent crime has been dropping for years, while gun ownership has been soaring.
No, it’s not about making us safe. It’s about making government safe to do things in the future that an armed populace would never tolerate.
VCDL is not going to accept anything but the complete defeat of all gun bills that in anyway, shape, or form, affect law-abiding gun owners in a negative way. Bills that only affect criminals? On those we can talk.
Other than bills that only affect criminals, any gun control the Democrats pass, they will own. Any Republicans that help them, are going to own that gun control, too.
It matters not if the person voting to enslave us is a Democrat or a Republican.
LAW-ABIDING GUN OWNERS ARE FED UP WITH THEIR RIGHTS BEING RESTRICTED EVERY TIME SOME MISCREANT SHOOTS UP A GUN-FREE ZONE SOMEWHERE. OUR MESSAGE IS SIMPLE: NO MORE GUN CONTROL! GO AFTER CRIMINALS, FIX THE MENTAL-HEALTH SYSTEM, AND LEAVE US ALONE!