Virginia 2019 Election Results Breakdown and Way Ahead

Here’s a breakdown of the Virginia November 2019 election results. This document should be used as the start of an action plan. There are a few specific action areas that I see as follows:

1) Localities where the Democrat won by less than 5 percentage points

2) Localities where the Republican won by less than 5 percentage points

3) Localities where there was no Republican candidate on the ballot

I believe that each of these three circumstances need to be looked at and acted upon differently. As an example, when we’re reviewing the localities that didn’t run a Republican candidate, we need to look at the demographics and make an educated guess as to the chances of winning in that locality. We won’t have unlimited funding available, and we will need to make some tough decisions along the way.

Virginia 2A Sanctuary Status 12/23

I just added the most recent to pass resolutions, which are Faquier County and Charles City County.  This brings us to a total of 87 out of 95 counties in Virginia declaring themselves either Sanctuary or Constitutional counties!

 

2A Sanctuary Counties 12/23

Virginia 2A Sanctuary animated time lapse (12/21/19)

This time lapse encompasses the timeframe from 22 November 2019 through 21 December 2019.  In the span of one month, you can watch the Sanctuary and Constitutional status progress completely across the state to over 89% of all counties in the Commonwealth!

 

Click the map below to view the full animation!

 

Virginia_2ASanctuary TIme Lapse

Virginia 2A Sanctuary Status as of 12/7/2019

There are currently 43 county Boards of Supervisors who have passed a resolution in support of Second Amendment Sanctuary status.

Here is the current map:

Virginia Second Amendment Sanctuary status 12/7/2019

Virginia Second Amendment Sanctuary status 12/7/2019

Here is the list of all of the counties who currently are Second Amendment counties.

 

County
Alleghany County
Amherst County
Appomattox County
Augusta County
Bland County
Botetourt County
Buchanan County
Campbell County
Carroll County
Charlotte County
Craig County
Culpeper County
Dickenson County
Dinwiddie County
Giles County
Gloucester County
Goochland County
Greensville County
Halifax County
Henry County
King George County
King William County
Lee County
Louisa County
Madison County
Middlesex County
New Kent County
Nottoway County
Orange County
Page County
Patrick County
Pittsylvania County
Powhatan County
Rappahannock County
Roanoke County
Russell County
Scott County
Southampton County
Surry County *
Sussex County
Tazewell County
Washington County
Wythe County

 

*The Surry County resolution does not specifically have the word “Sanctuary”, but does support the Second Amendment and asks that the General Assembly not pass any laws that will infringe on rights guaranteed in the Constitution.

 

King George County Board Meeting 2A Sanctuary

I spoke at the King George County Board of Supervisors’ meeting on 03 December 2019.  We were allotted 1 hour for public comment on the Second Amendment resolution, with each speaker having a strict 3 minute time limit.  There were 32 people who had signed up to speak.  They went through half of the list, and approximately 15 people all asked for support of the resolution.  They then opened the floor to dissenters.  There were two who spoke against the resolution, then we continued with speakers who supported.

There were over 400 people inside and outside the meeting room.  It was awesome to see such support!  In the end, the board voted unanimously to pass the resolution.

Here is my speech:

#####

Chairman, Members of the Board

It is imperative that we pass Second Amendment Sanctuary Status in King George County in an effort to send a message to Richmond that Virginia will not accept any restrictions to our right to keep and bear arms that is guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and Article I Section 13 of the Constitution of Virginia.

Multiple bills which stand to infringe upon our rights have been pre-filed in the Virginia General Assembly for the 2020 session. The most onerous is SB16:

SB16 – Prohibiting sale, transport, etc., of assault firearms and certain firearm magazines; penalties
This bill has multiple components, but the primary change is to redefine the term “Assault Rifle” so that it includes most commonly owned AR-15 rifles and many other commonly owned firearms and instantly makes them illegal to the tune of a Class 6 Felony. Proposed § 18.2-308.8 A.2. states in part: A semi-automatic center-fire rifle […] that has the ability to accept a detachable magazine and has one of the following characteristics: (i) a folding or telescoping stock; (ii) a pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the rifle; (iii) a thumbhole stock; (iv) a second handgrip or a protruding grip that can be held by the non-trigger hand; (v) a bayonet mount; (vi) a grenade launcher; (vii) a flare launcher; (viii) a silencer; (ix) a flash suppressor; (x) a muzzle brake; (xi) a muzzle compensator; (xii) a threaded barrel capable of accepting (a) a silencer, (b) a flash suppressor, (c) a muzzle brake, or (d) a muzzle compensator; or (xiii) any characteristic of like kind as enumerated in clauses (i) through (xii);

This definition makes nearly all AR-15 sporting rifles ILLEGAL to own or possess in the Commonwealth of Virginia
So, anyone who owns or possesses these items after enactment of SB16 would be required to destroy, render inoperable, or otherwise absolve themselves of possession of these items, or be subject to arrest and conviction of a class 6 felony. This would be in direct violation of the 4th Amendment to the United States Constitution which guarantees the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures.

The second major component of SB16 is the restriction of the sale, bartering or transfer of any magazine with a capacity larger than 10 rounds.
Once enacted, SB16 would most certainly be expanded in future legislation to include even more restrictions and penalties for firearm ownership.

None of these restrictions will stop criminals from possessing or using firearms in the commission of crimes; they will only restrict law-abiding citizens (those intent on following the law) from protecting ourselves and our families from those who would do us harm.

I respectfully ask that the King George County Board of Supervisors stand for the rights of the citizens of the county by adopting a resolution declaring King George County to be a Second Amendment Sanctuary County.

Thank you for your time.

VA Gov McAuliffe reverses cancellation of CHP reciprocity agreements

RICHMOND — Gov. Terry McAuliffe plans to announce Friday that Virginia will restore handgun reciprocity agreements with nearly all states, in a stunning reversal of a firearms policy that had angered Republicans and gun rights advocates across the nation.

The about-face is part of a deal that McAuliffe (D) struck with Republican leaders one month after Attorney General Mark R. Herring (D) ended the right of gun owners in 25 states to have buy accutane online their concealed carry permits recognized in Virginia.

[Past coverage: Virginia to stop recognizing concealed carry gun permits from 25 states]

In exchange, Republicans will agree to a major concession: Anyone subject to a permanent protective order for a domestic violence offense will be prohibited from carrying a firearm for the two-year life of the order. The issue had been a nonstarter in the Republican-controlled General Assembly.

Read more at WAPO

VCDL 2016 Lobby Day – Virginia General Assembly – 18 Januray 2016

From the VCDL Lobby Day event page on facebook:

WHAT IS “VCDL LOBBY DAY”? This is the day when hundreds and hundreds of gun owners come to the General Assembly building in Richmond (1000 Bank St Richmond, VA 23219) to meet with the Virginia Legislature (our Senators and Delegates). We form small groups around 0830 just outside the building with our legislative agenda and how VCDL stands on bills (Support, Neutral, Don’t support) and we ask our reps to VOTE on bills they way WE want them to vote. More information will be posted in JANUARY 2016 – This VIDEO from buy xanax no prescription 2010 is a small example of what Lobby Day is all about: http://vimeo.com/34618841

– Take off work now (18 January 2016) and plan on coming! Bring a friend!

Additional note from VGOF:

With the recent move by Attorney General Mark Herring to rescind more than 80% of Virginia’s current reciprocity agreements, all efforts to contact your representative are important!  Even more important is that you understand that ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES!  Our poor voter turnout in the last Virginia General Election is what put us in this position.  YOUR VOTE COUNTS!  Contact your representatives!  Vote in November!  Your life may depend on it!!

Virginia Handgun Permit Reciprocity – VA State Police

Here is the new page on the Virginia State Police (VSP) website which outlines details relating to the recent action by Attorney General Mark Herring (D) to remove reciprocity agreements with 25 of the 30 states which currently have an agreement in place.

 

Reciprocity and Recognition

US Map - VA CHP Reciprocity

***** NOTICE****

Legal review conducted in 2015 pursuant to § 18.2-308.014 of the Code of Virginia identified several jurisdictions that currently fail to meet the statutory requirements for recognition of the concealed carry permits they issue.   As a result of that review, effective February 1, 2016, concealed carry permits issued by the following jurisdictions are NO LONGER VALID in Virginia:

Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
Delaware
Florida
Idaho
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Minnesota
Mississippi
Montana
Nebraska
New Mexico
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Washington
Wisconsin
Wyoming 

As a result of this revocation of recognition Virginia concealed carry permits may no longer be valid in the jurisdictions listed above.  Permit holders should, prior to travel, contact each jurisdiction to determine if their permit will be recognized prior to carrying concealed in that jurisdiction.

According to the legal review conducted by the Attorney General’s Office, certain states will no longer recognize Virginia concealed handgun permits because Virginia no longer recognizes that jurisdiction’s concealed handgun permit.  These states are:

Florida
Louisiana
North Dakota
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Wyoming  

Virginia extends reciprocity or recognition to citizens holding both resident and non-resident permits/licenses from the following jurisdictions as set forth below:

Listing of states with which Virginia has Reciprocity Agreements (A formal written agreement exists between the two jurisdictions):  
Texas
West Virginia
Listing of states with which Virginia has mutual recognition (Jurisdictions have informally agreed to honor permits issued by the other):
Michigan
Utah
Oklahoma
Virginia non-resident permit holders
Virginia non-resident permit holders should contact each jurisdiction to determine if their permit will be recognized prior to carrying in that jurisdiction.
Virgin Islands Temporary Permit
Persons with a valid Virginia concealed carry permit may apply individually to the United States Virgin Islands Police Department for temporary reciprocal recognition of a CCDW license while in the Virgin Islands. This temporary recognition is normally for ninety (90) days from the date of issue.
An application for temporary privileges may be requested from:

Office of the Commissioner
Criminal Justice Complex
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, VI 00802

Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-277)

Virginia honors the provisions of the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-277) for active and retired law enforcement officers. Active officers must present a photographic identification issued by the governmental agency for which the individual is employed as a law enforcement officer. Retired officers must present a photographic identification issued by the agency from which the individual retired from service as a law enforcement officer; and a certification issued by the State in which the individual resides that indicates that the individual has, not less buy generic medications recently than one year before the date the individual is carrying the concealed firearm, been tested or otherwise found by the State to meet the standards established by the State for training and qualification for active law enforcement officers to carry a firearm of the same type as the concealed firearm.

 

 

 

——————–

Virginia extends reciprocity or recognition to citizens holding both resident and non-resident permits/licenses from the following jurisdictions as set forth below:

Listing of states with which Virginia has Reciprocity Agreements (A formal written agreement exists between the two jurisdictions):  

Alaska
Florida
Kentucky
Mississippi
New Mexico
North Carolina
Ohio
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
West Virginia

Listing of states with which Virginia has mutual recognition (Jurisdictions have informally agreed to honor permits issued by the other):

Arizona Montana
Arkansas Nebraska
Indiana North Dakota
Idaho (Enhanced Lic only) Oklahoma
Kansas Utah
Louisiana Wyoming
Michigan

Listing of states of which Virginia will grant recognition to valid permit holders:
Delaware
Minnesota
Washington
Wisconsin

Although Virginia will grant recognition, these states may not authorize Virginia permit holders to possess a firearm in their state. You will need to contact each state to determine if they will recognize your Virginia permit.
Virginia non-resident permit holders
Virginia non-resident permit holders should contact each reciprocal state to determine if their permit will be recognized prior to carrying in that jurisdiction.

  • EFFECTIVE April 9, 2013 – Pennsylvania no longer recognizes Virginia non-resident permits.
  • Florida law does not grant reciprocity to holders of Virginia non-resident permits.

Virgin Islands Temporary Permit
Persons with a valid Virginia concealed carry permit may apply individually to the United States Virgin Islands Police Department for temporary reciprocal recognition of a CCDW license while in the Virgin Islands. This temporary recognition is normally for ninety (90) days from the date of issue.

An application for temporary privileges may be requested from:
Office of the Commissioner
Criminal Justice Complex
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, VI 00802

Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-277)

Virginia honors the provisions of the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-277) for active and retired law enforcement officers. Active officers must present a photographic identification issued by the governmental agency for which the individual is employed as a law enforcement officer. Retired officers must present a photographic identification issued by the agency from which the individual retired from service as a law enforcement officer; and a certification issued by the State in which the individual resides that indicates that the individual has, not less recently than one year before the date the individual is carrying the concealed firearm, been tested or otherwise found by the State to meet the standards established by the State for training and qualification for active law enforcement officers to carry a firearm of the same type as the concealed firearm.

 

REF:  http://www.vsp.virginia.gov/Firearms_Reciprocity.shtm (12/23/2016 20:14:00)

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

The Declaration of Independence: A Transcription

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond no prescription pharmacy online Seas to be tried for pretended offences
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

The 56 signatures on the Declaration appear in the positions indicated:

Column 1
Georgia:
Button Gwinnett
Lyman Hall
George Walton

Column 2
North Carolina:
William Hooper
Joseph Hewes
John Penn
South Carolina:
Edward Rutledge
Thomas Heyward, Jr.
Thomas Lynch, Jr.
Arthur Middleton

Column 3
Massachusetts:
John Hancock
Maryland:
Samuel Chase
William Paca
Thomas Stone
Charles Carroll of Carrollton
Virginia:
George Wythe
Richard Henry Lee
Thomas Jefferson
Benjamin Harrison
Thomas Nelson, Jr.
Francis Lightfoot Lee
Carter Braxton

Column 4
Pennsylvania:
Robert Morris
Benjamin Rush
Benjamin Franklin
John Morton
George Clymer
James Smith
George Taylor
James Wilson
George Ross
Delaware:
Caesar Rodney
George Read
Thomas McKean

Column 5
New York:
William Floyd
Philip Livingston
Francis Lewis
Lewis Morris
New Jersey:
Richard Stockton
John Witherspoon
Francis Hopkinson
John Hart
Abraham Clark

Column 6
New Hampshire:
Josiah Bartlett
William Whipple
Massachusetts:
Samuel Adams
John Adams
Robert Treat Paine
Elbridge Gerry
Rhode Island:
Stephen Hopkins
William Ellery
Connecticut:
Roger Sherman
Samuel Huntington
William Williams
Oliver Wolcott
New Hampshire:
Matthew Thornton

View Full-Size image of Declaration of Independence

ATF “Publishing Error” regarding popular 5.56mm projectiles

ATF “Notice of Publishing Error”. ATF on a fact-finding mission “accidentally” forgot to include SS109 and M855 projectile exemptions in the 2014 ATF Regulation Guide.

It is my opinion that this was no accidental “publishing error”, and the ATF found out exactly what they wanted to find out – that there would be significant backlash, and they can’t “just get away with it”. If this “publishing error” had been met with a less fierce reaction from gun groups and legislators, it may well have become the law of the land without any discussion, without any ability to rebut. Hundreds of thousands of people would have become instant criminals by the mere possession of the M855 or SS109 rounds.

http://www.atf.gov/sites/default/files/assets/Library/Publications/notice_of_publishing_error.pdf

Here’s the full text of the ATF statement:

NOTICE OF PUBLISHING ERROR
On Feb. 13, 2015, ATF released for public comment a proposed framework to guide its determination on what ammunition is “primarily intended for sporting purposes” for purposes of granting exemptions to the Gun Control Act’s prohibition on armor piecing ammunition. The posted framework is only a proposal, posted for the purpose of receiving public comment, and no final determinations have been made.

Media reports have noted valium that the 2014 ATF Regulation Guide published online does not contain a listing of the exemptions for armor piercing ammunition, and conclude that the absence of this listing indicates these exemptions have been rescinded. This is not the case.

Please be advised that ATF has not rescinded any armor piercing ammunition exemption, and the fact they are not listed in the 2014 online edition of the regulations was an error which has no legal impact on the validity of the exemptions. The existing exemptions for armor piercing ammunition, which apply to 5.56 mm (.223) SS 109 and M855 projectiles (identified by a green coating on the projectile tip), and the U.S .30-06 M2AP projectile (identified by a black coating on the projectile tip), remain in effect.

The listing of Armor Piercing Ammunition exemptions can be found in the 2005 ATF Regulation Guide on page 166, which is posted here.

The 2014 Regulation Guide will be corrected in PDF format to include the listing of armor piercing ammunition exemptions and posted shortly. The e-book/iBook version of the Regulation Guide will be corrected in the near future. ATF apologizes for any confusion caused by this publishing error.