As with almost everyone else with establishment influence in government and media, current Virginia Governor and former Democrat National Committee Chair and Clinton campaign honcho Terry McAuliffe was silent on his official commonwealth website about Monday’s Bill of Rights Day commemoration. Instead, he elected to announce intentions designed to eviscerate the Second Amendment in Old Dominion.
Claiming his proposals were “common-sense measures to protect Virginia communities and keep dangerous weapons out of the wrong hands,” McAuliffe proceeded to list numerous proposals that have never done any of that whenever and wherever they’ve been tried, but have succeeded at either hampering the exercise of a fundamental right or depriving it altogether.
To those who haven’t thought things through, “Prohibit the possession of firearms for persons subject to protective orders” may sound like a good idea. The problem, of course, is that it denies a right to a person who has not been convicted of anything, endangering them in the process. It’s not like vengeful exes haven’t made allegations before, it’s not like good gun owners suddenly turn violent and vengeful, and it’s not like such a law will have any effect on the evil decisions of violent criminals.
McAuliffe’s next point, “Prohibit the possession of firearms for misdemeanor domestic violence offenders,” neglects to mention federal law already does that (and where the Constitutional authority for that supposedly comes from is a whole other subject). It also fails to mention that no less an authority than the Supreme Court has ruled “physical force” sufficient to trigger a gun ban does “not have to be violent or even directly applied to the victim by the abuser.”