Red Flag Nation: Anti-Gun Laws, Sanctuary Cities and the Second Amendment

by | Jan 17, 2020 | Headline News | 26 comments

Do you LOVE America?


    This article was originally published by John W. Whitehead at The Rutherford Institute. 

    “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” – The Second Amendment to the US Constitution

    We never learn.

    In the right (or wrong) hands, benevolent plans can easily be put to malevolent purposes.

    Even the most well-intentioned government law or program can be—and has been—perverted, corrupted and used to advance illegitimate purposes once profit and power are added to the equation.

    The war on terror, the war on drugs, the war on illegal immigration, asset forfeiture schemes, road safety schemes, school safety schemes, eminent domain: all of these programs started out as legitimate responses to pressing concerns and have since become weapons of compliance and control in the police state’s hands.

    Mark my words: gun control legislation, especially in the form of red flag gun laws, which allow the police to remove guns from people suspected of being threats, will only add to the government’s power.

    These laws, growing in popularity as a legislative means by which to seize guns from individuals viewed as a danger to themselves or others, are yet another Trojan Horse, a stealth maneuver by the police state to gain greater power over an unsuspecting and largely gullible populace.

    Seventeen states now have red flag laws on their books.

    That number is growing.

    As The Washington Post reports, these laws “allow a family member, roommate, beau, law enforcement officer or any type of medical professional to file a petition [with a court] asking that a person’s home be temporarily cleared of firearms. It doesn’t require a mental-health diagnosis or an arrest.

    In the midst of what feels like an epidemic of mass shootings (the statistics suggest otherwise), these gun confiscation laws—extreme risk protection order (ERPO) laws—may appease the fears of those who believe that fewer guns in the hands of the general populace will make our society safer.

    Of course, it doesn’t always work that way.

    Anything—knives, vehicles, planes, pressure cookers—can become a weapon when wielded with deadly intentions.

    With these red flag gun laws, the stated intention is to disarm individuals who are potential threats… to “stop dangerous people before they act.”

    While in theory, it appears perfectly reasonable to want to disarm individuals who are clearly suicidal and/or pose an “immediate danger” to themselves or others, where the problem arises is when you put the power to determine who is a potential danger in the hands of government agencies, the courts, and the police.

    We’ve been down this road before.

    Remember, this is the same government that uses the words “anti-government,” “extremist” and “terrorist” interchangeably.

    This is the same government whose agents are spinning a sticky spider-web of threat assessments, behavioral sensing warnings, flagged “words,” and “suspicious” activity reports using automated eyes and ears, social media, behavior sensing software, and citizen spies to identify potential threats.

    This is the same government that keeps re-upping the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which allows the military to detain American citizens with no access to friends, family or the courts if the government believes them to be a threat.

    This is the same government that has a growing list—shared with fusion centers and law enforcement agencies—of ideologies, behaviors, affiliations and other characteristics that could flag someone as suspicious and result in their being labeled potential enemies of the state.

    For instance, if you believe in and exercise your rights under the Constitution (namely, your right to speak freely, worship freely, associate with like-minded individuals who share your political views, criticize the government, own a weapon, demand a warrant before being questioned or searched, or any other activity viewed as potentially anti-government, racist, bigoted, anarchic or sovereign), you could be at the top of the government’s terrorism watch list.

    Moreover, as a New York Times editorial warns, you may be an anti-government extremist (a.k.a. domestic terrorist) in the eyes of the police if you are afraid that the government is plotting to confiscate your firearms, if you believe the economy is about to collapse and the government will soon declare martial law, or if you display an unusual number of political and/or ideological bumper stickers on your car.

    Let that sink in a moment.

    Now consider what happened in Maryland after a police officer attempted to “enforce” the state’s new red flag law after it went into effect in 2018.

    At 5 am on a Monday, two police officers showed up at 61-year-old Gary Willis’ house to serve him with a court order requiring that he surrender his guns. Willis answered the door holding a gun.

    Mind you, in some states, merely answering the door holding a gun is enough to get you killed by police who have a tendency to shoot first and ask questions later.

    Willis initially set his gun aside while he spoke with the police. However, when the police attempted to serve him with the gun confiscation order, Willis reportedly became “irate” and picked up his gun again. At that point, a struggle ensued, causing the gun to go off. Although no one was harmed, one of the cops shot and killed Willis.

    According to the Anne Arundel County police chief, the shooting was a sign that the red flag law is needed.

    What the police can’t say with any certainty is what they prevented by shooting and killing Willis.

    Therein lies the danger of these red flag laws, specifically, and pre-crime laws such as these generally where the burden of proof is reversed and you are guilty before you are given any chance to prove you are innocent.

    Red flag gun laws merely push us that much closer towards a suspect society where everyone is potentially guilty of some crime or another and must be preemptively rendered harmless.

    Where many Americans go wrong is in naively assuming that you have to be doing something illegal or harmful in order to be flagged and targeted for some form of intervention or detention.

    In fact, U.S. police agencies have been working to identify and manage potential extremist “threats,” violent or otherwise, before they can become actual threats for some time now.

    In fact, all you need to do these days to end up on a government watch list or be subjected to heightened scrutiny is use certain trigger words (like cloud, pork, and pirates), surf the internet, communicate using a cell phone, limp or stutterdrive a car, stay at a hotel, attend a political rally, express yourself on social mediaappear mentally ill, serve in the militarydisagree with a law enforcement officialcall in sick to work, purchase materials at a hardware store, take flying or boating lessons, appear suspicious, appear confused or nervous, fidget or whistle or smell bad, be seen in public waving a toy gun or anything remotely resembling a gun (such as a water nozzle or a remote control or a walking cane), stare at a police officer, question government authority, appear to be pro-gun or pro-freedom, or generally live in the United States.

    Be warned: once you get on such a government watch list—whether it’s a terrorist watch list, a mental health watch list, a dissident watch list, or a red flag gun watch list—there’s no clear-cut way to get off, whether or not you should actually be on there.

    You will be tracked wherever you go.

    You will be flagged as a potential threat and dealt with accordingly.

    This is pre-crime on an ideological scale and it’s been a long time coming.

    The government has been building its pre-crime, surveillance network in concert with fusion centers (of which there are 78 nationwide, with partners in the private sector and globally), data collection agencies, behavioral scientists, corporations, social media, and community organizers and by relying on cutting-edge technology for surveillance, facial recognition, predictive policing, biometrics, and behavioral epigenetics (in which life experiences alter one’s genetic makeup).

    To that noxious mix, add in a proposal being considered by the Trump Administration for a new government agency HARPA (a healthcare counterpart to the Pentagon’s research and development arm DARPA) that will take the lead in identifying and targeting “signs” of mental illness or violent inclinations among the populace by using artificial intelligence to collect data from Apple Watches, Fitbits, Amazon Echo and Google Home.

    It’s the American police state’s take on the dystopian terrors foreshadowed by George Orwell, Aldous Huxley and Phillip K. Dick all rolled up into one oppressive pre-crime and pre-thought crime package.

    If you’re not scared yet, you should be.

    Connect the dots.

    Start with the powers amassed by the government under the USA Patriot Act, note the government’s ever-broadening definition of what it considers to be an “extremist,” then add in the government’s detention powers under NDAA, the National Security Agency’s far-reaching surveillance networks, and fusion centers that collect and share surveillance data between local, state and federal police agencies.

    To that, add tens of thousands of armed, surveillance drones that will soon blanket American skies, facial recognition technology that will identify and track you wherever you go and whatever you do. And then to complete the picture, toss in the real-time crime centers being deployed in cities across the country, which will be attempting to “predict” crimes and identify criminals before they happen based on widespread surveillance, complex mathematical algorithms, and prognostication programs.

    Hopefully, you’re starting to understand how easy we’ve made it for the government to identify, label, target, defuse and detain anyone it views as a potential threat for a variety of reasons that run the gamut from mental illness to having a military background to challenging its authority to just being on the government’s list of persona non grata.

    This brings me back to those red flag gun laws.

    In the short term, these gun confiscation laws may serve to temporarily delay or discourage those wishing to inflict violence on others, but it will not resolve whatever madness or hate or instability therein that causes someone to pull a trigger or launch a bomb or unleash violence on another.

    Nor will these laws save us from government-instigated and directed violence at the hands of the American police state or the blowback from the war-drenched, violence-imbued, profit-driven military-industrial complex, both of which remain largely overlooked and underestimated pieces of the discussion on gun violence in America.

    In the long term, all these gun confiscation laws will do is ensure that when the police state finally cracks down, “we the people” are defenseless in the face of the government’s arsenal of weapons.

    Now you can largely determine where a person will fall in the debate over gun control and the Second Amendment based on their view of government and the role it should play in our lives.

    Those who want to see government as a benevolent parent looking out for our best interests tend to interpret the Second Amendment’s “militia” reference as applying only to the military.

    To those who see the government as inherently corrupt, the Second Amendment is a means of ensuring that the populace will always have a way of defending themselves against threats to their freedoms.

    And then there are those who view the government as neither good nor evil, but merely a powerful entity that, as Thomas Jefferson recognized, must be bound “down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.” To this group, the right to bear arms is no different from any other right enshrined in the Constitution, to be safeguarded, exercised prudently and maintained.

    Unfortunately, while these three divergent viewpoints continue to jockey for supremacy, the U.S. government has adopted a “do what I say, not what I do” mindset when it comes to Americans’ rights overall.

    Nowhere is this double standard more evident than in the government’s attempts to arm itself to the teeth, all the while treating anyone who dares to legally own a gun, let alone use one, as suspicious and/or on the road to being an outlaw.

    In Virginia, for instance, legislation has been introduced that would “require background checks on all firearms purchases, allow law enforcement to temporarily remove guns from individuals deemed a risk to themselves or others, let localities ban weapons from certain events and government buildings, and cap handgun purchases at one per month.”

    To those who subscribe to George Orwell’s views about gun ownership (“That rifle hanging on the wall of the working-class flat or laborer’s cottage is the symbol of democracy. It is our job to see that it stays there”), these legislative attempts to regulate and control gun usage among the citizenry is nothing short of tyranny.

    Not surprisingly, then, in Virginia and a growing number of states across the country, momentum is building for 2A “sanctuary” cities that adopt resolutions opposing any “unconstitutional restrictions” on the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

    Personally, I’m all for any attempt by the citizenry to nullify government actions that run afoul of the Constitution.

    Certainly, there’s no denying that there is a huge double standard at play when it comes to the debate over guns in America: while the government continues to crack down on the citizenry’s right to own and bear arms (merely owning a gun can now get you treated as a suspect, searched, arrested, subjected to all manner of surveillance, shot at and killed despite ever having committed a crime), the government’s own efforts to militarize and weaponize its agencies and employees has reached epic proportions.

    Ironically, while various state and federal agencies continue to adopt gun control legislation that includes bans on military-style assault weapons, high-capacity magazines, and armor-piercing bullets, expanded background checks, and tougher gun-trafficking laws, local police agencies are being “gifted” military-grade weaponry and equipment designed for the battlefield.

    “We the people” have been so focused on debating who or what is responsible for gun violence—the guns, the gun owners, or our violent culture—and whether the Second Amendment “allows” us to own guns that we’ve overlooked the most important and most consistent theme throughout the Constitution: the fact that it is not merely an enumeration of our rights but was intended to be a clear shackle on the government’s powers.

    When considered in the context of prohibitions against the government, the Second Amendment reads as a clear rebuke against any attempt to restrict the citizenry’s gun ownership.

    As such, it is as necessary an ingredient for maintaining that tenuous balance between the citizenry and their republic as any of the other amendments in the Bill of Rights, especially the right to freedom of speech, assembly, press, petition, security, and due process.

    Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas understood this tension well.

    “The Constitution is not neutral,” Douglas remarked, “It was designed to take the government off the backs of people.”

    In this way, the freedoms enshrined in the Bill of Rights in their entirety stand as a bulwark against a police state.

    To our detriment, these rights have been steadily weakened, eroded and undermined in recent years. Yet without any one of them, including the Second Amendment right to own and bear arms, we are that much more vulnerable to the vagaries of out-of-control policemen, benevolent dictators, genuflecting politicians, and overly ambitious bureaucrats.

    You can eliminate all of the guns, but it will not necessarily eliminate violence. Those same individuals sick enough to walk into an elementary school or a movie theater and open fire using a gun can and do wreak just as much havoc with homemade bombs made out of pressure cookers and a handful of knives.

    It’s also not even a question of whether Americans need weapons to defend themselves against any overt threats to their safety or well-being, although a study by a Quinnipiac University economist indicates that less restrictive concealed gun-carry laws save lives, while gun control can endanger lives.

    In fact, journalist Kevin Carson, writing for CounterPunch, suggests that prohibiting Americans from owning weapons would be as dangerously ineffective as Prohibition and the War on the Drugs:

    [W]hat strict gun laws will do is take the level of police statism, lawlessness and general social pathology up a notch in the same way Prohibition and the Drug War have done. I’d expect a War on Guns to expand the volume of organized crime, and to empower criminal gangs fighting over control over the black market, in exactly the same way Prohibition did in the 1920s and strict drug laws have done since the 1980s. I’d expect it to lead to further erosion of Fourth Amendment protections against search and seizure, further militarization of local police via SWAT teams, and further expansion of the squalid empire of civil forfeiture, perjured jailhouse snitch testimony, entrapment, planted evidence, and plea deal blackmail.

    Truly, the debate over gun ownership in America is really a debate over who gets to call the shots and control the game.

    In other words, it’s that same tug-of-war that keeps getting played out in every confrontation between the government and the citizenry over who gets to be the master and who is relegated to the part of the servant.

    The Constitution is clear on this particular point, with its multitude of prohibitions on government overreach. As author Edmund A. Opitz observed in 1964:

    No one can read our Constitution without concluding that the people who wrote it wanted their government severely limited; the words “no” and “not” employed in restraint of government power occur 24 times in the first seven articles of the Constitution and 22 more times in the Bill of Rights.

    In a nutshell, then, the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms reflects not only a concern for one’s personal defense but serves as a check on the political power of the ruling authorities. It represents an implicit warning against governmental encroachments on one’s freedoms, the warning shot over the bow to discourage any unlawful violations of our persons or property. As such, it reinforces that necessary balance in the citizen-state relationship.

    Certainly, dictators in past regimes have understood this principle only too well. As Adolf Hitler noted, “The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing.”

    It should come as no surprise, then, that starting in December 1935, Jews in Germany were prevented from obtaining shooting licenses, because authorities believed that to allow them to do so would “endanger the German population.”

    In late 1938, special orders were delivered barring Jews from owning firearms, with the punishment for arms possession being twenty years in a concentration camp.

    The rest, as they say, is history.

    Yet as I make clear in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, it is a history that we should be wary of repeating.


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      1. This article more or less falls into what I’ve been saying for some time now about things / laws can be and will used against people for whatever reason. Example ( well maybe ); firearms, pain pills ( drugs ) vehicles, planes, etc, everything and anything that has been made, developed, improved upon, modified or invented for the benefit of man kind can be or has been used to harm man kind in one way or another. And because of what I’ve said though the years, I’ve been called stupid, dumb, crazy ( god , I hope not ) and any number of other very descriptive words, with most of this name calling coming from my union democratic co-workers thought the years.

      2. The Courts are not on our side -the Constitutional gun rights side- which means that as law abiding citizens we lose and they win.

        It’s a losing fight, there is no winning it.

      3. I was formerly in favor of having people take the MMPI to rule out for homicidal behavior for posessing a firearm and have since changed my mind as a result of the extreme abuses by the police departments and the FBI. This previous philosophy of mine was based on mass shootings with automatic assault rifles like AK47s, since at the time that the consitution was written, nothing of that nature was in existence, and when being intellectually honest and taking the second amendment verbatim, would allow anyone to posess a nuclear weapon, so there is a valid argument as to the need to specify in legalize precisely what is considered arms, is it nuclear hypersonic weapons, mind-jacking DEWs, chemical and biological weapons? I highly doubt that the most ferverent NRA members would be condoning for people to be in posession of such WMDs, at least, I hope not!

        There is nothing more heinous and disgusting than a citizen spy, which is really nothing more than a sick criminal that is guilty of numerous class one felonies and really belongs in prison! They are just perverted sex offenders and thieves that like to pretend that they are respectable people.

        The most heinous criminals in America want people to submit to them. Don’t fall for it!

        I would argue that nobody should be in posession of chemical, biological, DEWs, mind-jacking, or nuclear weapons, including private corporations, defense contractors, universities, the medical mafia, the military, or anyone else in government!

      4. gun “control” d-suckers will do anything

      5. Howdy Y’all,

        Today is predominantly OT…but salient nonetheless in the largee view, so to begin…

        I always appreciate Mr Whitehead’s missives on whatever subject he elects to address. His incisive analysis often rivals Brandon Smith’s efforts in both insight and depth. In brief, Kudos to both…Bravo Gentlemen, Bravo indeed, with my sincere thanks.

        A funny thing happened on the way to the forums…Vladimir Putin has just ordered a massive sweeping reform of the balance of authority vested in the various components of that country’s governmental makeup, immediately resulting in the total resignation of the entire legislative branch and most of the cabinet posts also…apparently geared to the establisment of a government far more diversified in terms of an effective separation of Powers such that our own Founding Fathers vision of checks and balances is becoming the Russian Federation’s new operating model.
        Were any alive to witness this development today I am certain our Founders would have viewed this development with unabashed enthusiasm. Thus, Bravo Mr Putin! Bravo INDEED.
        Imagine that…a World leader who actually conscientiously uses his authority to IMPROVE the governance of his Nation. Astounding indeed. Every Senator and Congress-critter of this failing, once Great nation should look upon the Russian Federations current actions with the utmost envy and more so, UTTER shame.
        Mr Trump, I urge you Sir to exercise your Constitutional authority to SEAT or DISSOLVE our plainly ineffective Congress via the Deckaration of a state of National Emergency…and after cleaning the snake-oil which the Congress has become then summarily round up the entirety of the Intelligence apparatchiks which are through blackmail of so many otherwise ordinary political personages who otherwise would not continue casting the insane votes which are the basis of the ongoing efforts by the PTB to effectively corrupt this country bringing it to it’s certain Doom. Take a lesson Sir.
        Shame on you -Senate and House BOTH! – you inveterate, invariably self-serving, self-dealing sociopaths,
        SHAME ON YOU ALL! The Great Reckoning to come is en route as I type this today; far too many have woken up to the FACT of your self-dealing abuses of the (Purely for self-gain) power granted you in the political system such that you can ever placate us ‘deplorables’ anymore. Congratulations, your time is almost UP!

        The MIC is currently circulating the meme that the US has absolutely no defense against the latest hypersonic delivery systems developed by both Russia and China as a ploy to convince the GP that we have not so much as a clue HOW to cope with these devastating weapons (that we are SO far behind the curve that this represents an existential threat to the US) such that they can maneuver the GP into accepting the notion of dropping a few Trillion more dollars into their pockets, eh?
        In truth the situation is radically more nuanced than they are letting on, significantly. Here, I refer those perusing this to look up the Sentinal program developed long ago at a time when the US was flirting with the ‘dense pack’s ballistic missile system which was based around the max missle…something that would likely have been as apeffective – if not more so – the the current Satan-II bugaboo which the media assures us can destroy Texas with a single missile. As a part of that strategy and permitted under the then operant ABM treaty we had in effect with Sivuet Russui, we were allowed to develop an effective ABM shield with which to defend our land based dense pack missle sites.
        That system was labeled the Sentinal system and was the successor to the Nike-X program and consisted of of a two missile system comprising both a short range and longer range response. The longer range missile was named the Spartan while the shorter range variant was designated the Sprint missle.
        The Spartan was designed to strike at incoming RV’s up to a distance of approximately 250 miles moving at a reasonably high velocity, however, the Sprint missile (derived from NASA’s HIBEX experiments) had both a phenomenal rate of acceleration and terminal velocity. Sprint left the launch canister at an acceleration of roughly 100G reaching approximate full velocity (about 7800 mph) in about 5 seconds. The extraordinary acceleration produced equally extraordinary hull temeratures…above 6000 degrees necessitating the use of ablative hull materials to carry away much of the heat before it could enter the missle proper due to conduction.
        Now, why is this important? It’s germaine to this exposition for one single fact; that the US has had operational hypersonic vehicles for a very long time indeed. Therefore WHY did not the monetary Black Hole which is the MIC – ostensibly charged with providing for the defense of the country…their raison dete actually) NOT pursue the advantages they had then to further research both the materials technology and command and control systems refining both in all time since?
        It is HARD to conclude other than one of the following represents the fundamental underlying truth here considering the preceding; firstly that the entire MIC is so idiotically stupid that they should all be institutionalized as a matter of humane incarceration for those of profoundly ‘diminished capacity’ OR secondly, that Brandon Smith’s analyses come far, far closer to being the crystalline Truth than I will ever be comfortable with…than ANYONE should be comfortable with.

        In any event, since the Sentinal program was developed circa 1972 and in time since NASA has developed far, FAR better ablative materials then one has to ask, why isn’t our current ABM capability radically better than it is…perhaps because it was never intended to be? I wonder…
        However, there is still a brute force method that could be employed is the absolute minimum time frame until further more effective system refinements could be implemented. The original Sentinal system – both components – utilized enhanced radiation warheads, AKA, ‘Neutron bombs’ which were able to render any incoming ballistic missile completely inoperative, practically speaking. So, the brute force approach I alluded to is simply to ring the perimeter of North America with upgraded Sprint missiles such that upon electronic detection of any hypersonic vehicle inbound a 100 mile stretch along the projectiles path over open ocean (at least 20 miles offshore) would be densely bombarded at an appropriate altitude creating a several thousand degree curtain through which said projectile would have to pass. Effectively, the exterior skin of any such projectile would on contact with such at operational velocity would raise the external erosion to multiple tens of thousands of degrees…ergo, dead missle.

      6. We the People, at this time, in no less than the 17 States which have passed “red flag” laws (which violates at the very least the 4th, 6th, and 14th Amendments) need someone to formally press charges and prosecute the State’s Attorney Generals’, Governors, and sponsoring legislators for any and all unconstitutional “laws.” The “red flag” “laws” are just one example of an authoritarian edict where a person’s right to be secure in their belongings is stripped of them in the absence of any crime, with no representation, and no defense in court. The above mentioned politicians and bureaucrats are in violation of their oath of office U.S.C.3331 in addition to U.S.C.7311 by trying to impose unconstitutional restrictions which would circumvent our Constitutional Republic. It is only through holding these corrupt people accountable and the fair and equal application of the law by prosecuting these offenders that we will avoid violence. God Bless and Save America.

      7. Your life can be ABSOLUTELY Destroyed by a single Lie from
        One pissed off ex girlfiend, ex wife that you break up with, neighbor who doesn’t like your loud truck, envious co worker that didn’t get promoted and you did, boss from a job that you were promoted over. One lie from them and you are jobless then homeless. You loose everything.

        Just one “me too” from 20 years ago. You get fired.

        One Lie/False accusation that you are “racist” and You get fired. It is “racist” to expect a “protected” class person to show up on time, to stay off phone, to actually Work at work.

        Just One Lie from them to “Authority” and you loose your job, income, reputation, and now your firearm.

        Lies-Accusations-destroy lives.
        Red Flag laws are communists method of control.
        “Political Correct” is communist control of thought/speech.

        Amerikka 2020:
        * Beto Odork says he will take your guns by force.
        * Bread Line Bernie camp says ” gulags are in store for Trump voters, You need re-education.”
        * Virginia commie Party has made the 2nd illegal in Virginia.
        * Pelosi the commie coup leader, hands out pens that look like bullets.
        * Obama had ammo hordes stored at Social Security admin, NOAA, Post Office, etc. Hollow points.

        ARE ANY OF YOU PAYING ATTENTION. Hell is on your doorstep. They think you will go quietly. Will you?

        red flag this
        red list this
        fusion center this governor Abbott. My vote is for anyone who runs against you. Anyone. Fusion center that!
        censor this you tech monopoly bullies

      8. Virginians, you know what you must do. Don’t type it on the internet. Don’t say it out loud. Just do it. Some day you may experience freedom again.

      9. WOW!!

      10. Hey everyone I’m back. Been traveling for awhile but now I’m back home where I belong. Just got back from VA. Tensions are running very very high in that state. Looks like civil war 2 will start right there. The Dems there are definitely playing with fire and they’re going to get burned. Thank you Mr. Rutherford for another fine article.

      11. Remember what we professing ‘patriots’ did when Obama signed the Republicans’ NDAA into law? Jack!

        • But…but…but…I have to work. Then there’s the football playoffs. And I have to take time to post molon labe comments on random blogs.

          I just don’t have any time to get into the streets…

      12. So the Federal government gets around outright gun control by enabling local LEO to make their own laws. They can then wave their hands and say “Not me…I didn’t pass laws violating the second.”

        Lindsey Graham said he reached an agreement with Sen. Blumenthal to create a Federal grant program to assist and encourage states to adopt “Red Flag” laws. He spoke with President Trump about the proposal and he was “very supportive”. Miss Graham putting your tax dollars to work with the president’s blessing.

        Trump supporters, take your lesson from this. These so-called conservatives are anything but. They are wolves in sheep clothing.

      13. Its coming folks,we are being picked apart and soon will have no rights,especially in Va. At least we will have the right to leave this once great state and erode the tax base in the process.

        • You have the right idea Jim.
          LEAVE. Do Not Comply.
          Vote to join West VA.
          Let the communists turn Richmond VA into Baltimore.

          Communism NEVER works. Except for those “comrades”, at the Top. The well connected 10% of the “party” does ok.
          FYI: Putin is one of the richest men in the world.
          Everyone else is broke, poor, jobless, in jail/gulag, or dead.

          Genocide and Famine are favorite tools of the communist. That is what they have planned for YOU. That is why they want you unarmed. Wolves like unarmed sheep.

          I don’t hunt deer. I don’t want to shoot anyone or anything. Live and let live. Guns and ammo not for deer. I raise cattle and garden to eat. So why hunt?
          Deer are not a dangerous enemy trying to brainwash my children.
          I have no fear of deer kicking in my door for a home invasion. No deer have ever tried to carjack me. Doubt if deer could shift the standard H pattern 5 speed?
          No deer in jack boots and military style uniforms have ever kicked in the door and thrown flash bangs into a childs crib. Or gone to the wrong house and murdered the home owner. never heard of a deer murdering an unarmed man, because he was “in fear of his life.”

          Guns and Ammo are not for hunting.
          They are for Thugs, Criminals, AntiAmericans that want to take what both “God and the Constitution GUARANTEE.”

          Leave communist controlled areas. LEAVE ASAP. Let the blocks of houses be empty like Detroit.

          Do Not Comply. Just Leave in Peace.

          Reload Ammo as your new hobby.
          Pass your reload Ammo out as Gifts to neighbors, friends, coworkers, customers. Spread the security.

          It is impossible for the NWO communist to jail and kill ALL of the Americans,…. IF Americans are Armed, Have Ammo, and are willing to defend this Nation against all enemies Foriegn and Domestic.

          The Bill of Rights matter.
          The Constitution rights are given by God.

          Come to Texas. The favorite flag of Texas is the Canon Flag.
          “Come and Take It.”

          When commie comrade Beto Odork comes for the guns by force. Texans will not be Leaving. It will be the “Alamo II”. Like the original Alamo. The loss will be a Win because ALL Of Texas will UNITE against TYRANTS. Beto Odork needs to study Texas history.

      14. If gun-owning citizens ignore these new laws (which they will), they will not be law breakers because these new laws are un-Constitutuonal, they are illegitimate.
        The “law-makers”, in these legislatures (not just Virginia), are not benevolent, they do not act in behalf of the citizens, in effect they are truly tyrants.
        Selected legislators are funded by, and carry out, the will of super wealthy donors and other groups accustomed to hiding their true agendas from the public. The legislators are not acting on behalf of the majority of the citizens. They plan and contrive these new “laws” in secret committees behind closed doors, then vote with a smile, and then wave while saying what a good thing they are doing for the citizens.
        These smug statists are the willing minions of the “elites” and must be exposed as such. Many times they have been over- heard stating how they don’t care how people really feel about them and resent they frequently have to lie and couch their true motives from the public.

      15. Virginia: Crisis “Actors” Sought Ahead Of Northam’s Lobby Day Trap

        “Just in time for Lobby Day and the governor’s illegal order, we have Virginia looking for paid actors to play roles, including terrorists, hostages, rescue teams and IED victims.Anyone seeing a pattern here from previous false flags orchestrated by our government?I sure am.And, in case you haven’t noticed, the Twitterer-in-chief has said absolutely nothing on this.”
        Tucker Carlson Calling Out Virginia Democrats Seeking to Shut Down the 2A and disarm the population
        Falwell Jr. says he’ll “call for civil disobedience” over new Virginia gun control legislation
        Is Trump and Jared/Ivanka using Virginia as a test to watch the reactions so they can formulate a strategy maybe in another state first; “once you use your power, your on your way to losing it.”

        Trump SAID our 2nd Amendment “IS SAFE”
        And now this: Former SEAL: Stay Away from Jan. 20th Richmond Rally
        Trump owns the NSA, he knew all about the Iran attack on the US embassy in Iraq weeks before it happened, what’s Trump know about what’s’ going on in Virginia? Is Trump going to let a false flag take place for another gun grab attempt? Beware Provocateurs and Entrapments Likely Waiting In Richmond 2A Rally
        Trump’s Support for Iranian Protesters Breaks Record on Twitter, Media Silence…YOO HOO where’s Trump’s support for our AMERICAN protestors in Virginia besides ONE toothless tweet? 
        Virginia/civil war, Trump? cricket sounds +Talmud briefings to Trump’s 140 new judges + implementing USA sovereignty killing USMCA +handing education over to America hating UN + Ivanka is “quietly calling” legislators pushing red flag laws + Jared at Trump’s right hand when he signed the executive order silencing free speech on campuses = NWO
        Is Trump saving us from the deep state, or getting rid of them for the Talmud/orthodox Jews to take control of the USA?

        • Then, what happened?

      16. Commemorating Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, one of the worlds foremost peace activists, it should be realized by all that the U.S. government has been a force of evil for far too long, involved in the assissinations of other peace activists including John Lennon, JFK, if the CIA character assassinations have been unsuccessful, the deep-state resorts to outright assassination.

        Google just shut down the U.K.’s Iranian PressTV Youtube channel that had 25,000 subscribers without warning.
        The U.S. government and U.S. corporations, and media have exposed themselves to be far more dictatorial, authoratative, censorious, and paranoid as those that referrenced as being opposed to freedom, including Iran, North Korea, China, Venezuela, Syria, and Libya.

        The Hoverment is not merely opposed to one’s ability to defend oneself against their full on assault and battery, but also is so delusional that they believe that they can assassinate reality, which they are currently attempting to do with Assange and Manning.

        What will the idiots do when they realize that reality still exists after the isoloation, imprisonment, confinement, and extrajudicial assassinations of those that tell the truth?

        How can they be so insane that they believe that they can convince the world that reality is not merely irrelevant, but does not even exist!

        How desperate, delusional, and insane does a group of people have to be to believe that it would be easier to control the minds of 7 Billion people, rather than exercise self control?!

      17. Citizen spies are scum. These are psychopaths that believe that other people and their lives are community property for perveted sex offenders and thieves. They are worse than the Hoverment! Naturally citizen spies are the biggest frauds, psychopaths, and predators around. Many have exposed themselves to me through gas-lighting, letting me know that they have been illegally surveilling me, by re-enacting things that I have done or said in private. Yet, when confronted as to whether they have been spying on me, they naturally deny it, since they are fully aware of the multiple felony counts that they could be charged with for illegal surveillance. I have no idea what purpose this gas-lighting is supposed to serve. I think that it is a sick perverted underground surveillance cult. I only know that I want nothing to do with it or anyone in it because of their sick predatory behavior for which I have been an extremely unfortunate victim of.

      18. Red Flag laws reckon back to the “state laws” that allowed powerful people and the Federal Government to “institutionalize” a person if they were a “danger to themselves or others” quite a few of these institutionalized folks ended up getting lobotomies. All in The name of public safety, that being said the issues regarding unfettered gun ownership were not something the founding fathers thought of back then they never imagined a rifle having the ability to shoot hundreds of rounds in under a minute. This is a case of technology outpacing laws that were written centuries ago. The Government both on a federal, state and local level are alarmed that high powered high capacity ammuntion weapons are so cheaply and readily available. What is the answer? Will technology force the government to stop certain types of guns allowed in civilian hands? We are the only country that allows a civilian to purchase military grade weapons and gear. At what point will the government say no more?

      19. VA isn’t the only state experiencing a run on gun control legislation by their newly elected demonrat majorities in both houses. The NH House recently passed a Red Flag law, with more demonrat type anti-gun legislation to follow.

        As usual, no mention in the commie rag UL.

        • Surprising for NH. I thought they were a holdout for freedom. I guess it’s all going down the toilet.

      20. Consider the terms of the red flag laws. The very real possibilities, ex ‘s etc., have been addressed above. These are risks any attorney would advise a client to avoid in any context. Yet, legislators, mostly attorneys, pass such a law, with provisions negating accountability. Why? They aren’t ignorant, they want this situation, and will shove it down everyone’s throat.

        If someone is a danger to him/her/it self or others, there are laws for that already. In Florida it’s the Baker Act (I don’t know if it’s federal, or just similar laws in other states. ) A medical professional or police officer can take the person to a facility for a commitment period of 72 hours for further evaluation. If observation requires it, further commitment is ordered by a judge, protecting the person’s rights, for defined periods. Further details not relevant, the point is the legal process exists.

        Red flag is just a convenient end run around the Constitution, sounding “good” and appealing to emotions of the times. Probably a portent of things to come.

      21. I watched a Boomer’s eyes roll up inside his head, like a slot machine, when asked whether a suspicion is the same as a presumption of guilt.

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