This post was originally published by Mike Adams at Natural News.
The State of Virginia, now entirely run by truly insane Democrats who support infanticide and child murder, is proposing a new 2020 law known as SB64 (see link here) which will be taken up by the Democrat-run Senate beginning January 8, 2020.
The law would instantly transform all martial arts instructors into criminal felons. This includes instructors who teach kickboxing, BJJ, Krav Maga, boxing and even Capoeira.
It would also criminalize all firearms training classes, including concealed carry classes.
It would even criminalize a father teaching his own son how to use a hunting rifle.
Specifically, the law says that a person “is guilty of unlawful paramilitary activity” (a class 5 felony) if that person:
“Assembles with one or more persons for the purpose of training with, practicing with, or being instructed in the use of any firearm, explosive, or incendiary device, or technique capable of causing injury or death to persons…”
The phrase “technique capable of causing injury or death to persons” covers all forms of martial arts and self-defense training, including Krav Maga, BJJ, boxing and other contact martial arts such as Tae Kwon Do or Tai Chi.
Under the proposed law, all forms of self-defense training — including hand-to-hand martial arts training — would be considered “paramilitary activity,” even if the training consists of private classes involving just one instructor and one student. That’s because every form of martial arts training imparts skills that could be used to cause injury to other persons.
In fact, according to the language of the law, just “one” person learning such arts is a felony crime, which means that watching a DVD on Krav Maga would be a felony crime.
Here is the full text of the proposed law:
SENATE BILL NO. 64
Offered January 8, 2020
Prefiled November 21, 2019
A BILL to amend and reenact §18.2-433.2 of the Code of Virginia, relating to paramilitary activities; penalty.
Bill Title: Paramilitary activities; penalty.
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: (Introduced) 2019-11-21 – Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:
1. That §18.2-433.2 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:
§18.2-433.2. Paramilitary activity prohibited; penalty.
A person shall be is guilty of unlawful paramilitary activity, punishable as a Class 5 felony if he:
1. Teaches or demonstrates to any other person the use, application, or making of any firearm, explosive, or incendiary device, or technique capable of causing injury or death to persons, knowing or having reason to know or intending that such training will be employed for use in, or in furtherance of, a civil disorder; or
2. Assembles with one or more persons for the purpose of training with, practicing with, or being instructed in the use of any firearm, explosive, or incendiary device, or technique capable of causing injury or death to persons, intending to employ such training for use in, or in furtherance of, a civil disorder; or
3. Assembles with one or more persons with the intent of intimidating any person or group of persons by drilling, parading, or marching with any firearm, any explosive or incendiary device, or any components or combination thereof.
2. That the provisions of this act may result in a net increase in periods of imprisonment or commitment. Pursuant to §30-19.1:4 of the Code of Virginia, the estimated amount of the necessary appropriation cannot be determined for periods of imprisonment in state adult correctional facilities; therefore, Chapter 854 of the Acts of Assembly of 2019 requires the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission to assign a minimum fiscal impact of $50,000. Pursuant to §30-19.1:4 of the Code of Virginia, the estimated amount of the necessary appropriation cannot be determined for periods of commitment to the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice.
See the full text yourself at this link.
This is what happens when Democrats seize power
This insane level of tyranny is happening because Democrats now run the entire legislative and executive branches of the Virginia state government. Governor Ralph Northam — who openly confessed to advocating infanticide and child murder — is leading the charge to turn the great state of Virginia into a modern-day slave camp where no citizen is allowed to defend herself against the tyranny of the local government (which has gone completely insane and is now run by relentless criminals).
This demonstration of blunt force tyranny showcases the real plan of Democrats when it comes to disarming the American people: This was never about “commonsense gun reforms,” you see. In truth, it has always been about criminalizing the very idea of self-defense and self-reliance.
The government of Virginia, honestly stated, doesn’t want you to be able to defend yourself against violent criminals. Why? Because if you had the capacity to do that, you might also be able to defend yourself against the violence of oppressive, corrupt government, too.
It is now time to defeat all Democrats and remove them from office forever
When you are living in a state where you can be arrested and imprisoned for taking a self-defense class and learning how to kick, punch or shoot rapists and would-be violent criminals, you are living under a criminal enterprise of political tyranny that must be taken down and defeated.
Not coincidentally, this proposed new SB64 law would criminalize the very assembling of law-abiding citizens who might rise up and challenge the criminal tyrants in Richmond who are busy rigging the system to make sure no Virginian can ever challenge the tyranny of Democrat rule. In effect, Democrats are passing laws to criminalize resistance to tyranny in much the same way that Democrats in Congress are trying to impeach Trump for the “crime” of resisting a political coup.
You are watching a system of tyranny shore up its own defenses against informed citizens, knowing that the corruption of Democrats is so deeply embedded in their authoritarian rule that sooner or later, honest Virginians have both a right and a duty to oppose, defeat and dismantle that system of tyranny, by all means, afforded the citizens under the Constitution of the United States of America.
The process of transforming Virginia from a patriotic, independent, pro-liberty state (May 15, 1776) into a corrupt, authoritarian slave camp run by filthy left-wing criminals only took 243 years, by the way. And it happened because conservatives and patriots got too apathetic and lazy to take sufficient action to keep tyranny in check. While the citizens slumber in comfort, tyranny is always plotting its next takeover. The GOP of Virginia practically surrendered the state to the Democrats, even refusing to run candidates in many districts during recent elections.
Suddenly, the citizens of Virginia find themselves living under extremist left-wing tyranny. The thing about tyranny is that you can sleep your way into it, but history has shown that you have to fight your way out of it.
Today, Virginians are in the fight of their lives.
No wonder dozens of counties in Virginia are hurriedly declaring themselves to be Second Amendment Sanctuary Counties in order to escape the tyrannical rule of Richmond’s authoritarian tyrants.
How to declare your county a 2A Sanctuary county
If you live in Virginia or any other state where left-wing tyrants are trying to criminalize self-defense, read this important guide on how to get your own county declared a “2A Sanctuary” for human freedom and safety.
You might also want to get off your ass and work to defeat these tyrant lunatics before they destroy everything you value: Life, liberty and happiness.
If you’re a Virginian, your ancestors are practically demanding you take action to restore the liberty upon which Virginia was originally founded.
And if you can’t get rid of the left-wing lunatics in Richmond, at least you can plan to surround them with pro-2A counties while you wait for things to really hit the fan.
Real Virginians already know this is a do-or-die moment for the future of your state. Get to work, or you will lose everything. The Democrats aren’t just coming for your guns; they’re coming for your humanity and your very right to exist.
All this tyranny being unleashed against the citizens of Virginia, by the way, will soon be enforced across the entire country if the Democrats take the White House in 2020.
Count on it.
They will come for you and stick a gun in your face and throw you in prison. In fact, they are promising to do so. And they will then take your children and lock them in a public school transgender indoctrination camp where greasy pedophile men will waggle their junk in their faces while they role-play sexual assault scenarios in the name of “tolerance.” Left-wing government has truly become a psychological terrorism racket that now preys upon children while seeking to crush all resistance from informed adults.
How long, exactly, did you plan to put up with this insanity?
The Dumbohrats didn’t seize power. The people voted them in so now suck it up Virginia! You get what you deserve!
Hmm, just wondering, are the voters of virginia any relation to the voters of california ? Because the voters of california keep voting all the democrats back in, election after election and the only thing that changes is the poop just keeps getting deeper. Is this a sign of the times? ( I was informed that my niece cried for two days straight when Trump was elected. Both she and her husband are government employees. And both are highly educated )
Tyrants always strive to disarm the populous, then the real tyranny and genocide begins. If nothing else, history teaches us this.
Clearly stupid is as stupid does!!! America is Doomed folks, sad, hard fact.
There is only the prohibition of doing this training knowing it will be used in a civil disorder, or doing so or collecting and parading to intimidate someone. normal self defense issues are NOT addressed.
They want to tack this onto gun legislation which would outlaw semi auto weapons,magazines less than 10 rounds, no bayonet lugs,grips,telescoping stocks,screw on barrels for suppressors,ammo registration and parts registration. They are pushing doing away with bail for many felonies instead issuing summons to show up in court. A bail bondsman told me he would be out of business. A civil war could start right here in Va.
What in the Sam hell is wrong with those buffoons trying to push this type of out of control filth on the people of VA?? WTF is wrong with this picture. They want to make VA one of the absolute WORST places in the entire toilet bowl country, even worse than CA or MD. If the retards are so god damned stupid to elect pukes like this well, that is what you get in return I suppose. The question is – are all of the true, genuine patriots in VA going to continue to sit back and do nothing and allow this massive pile of feces to stand?? I can hear the 1st shot of modern day America being fired. . . . .
I’m not a bureau-rat.
I will never be able to diplomatically talk these heroic posers, down, off their high horse.
Napoleon Dynamite – Rex Kwon Do [HQ]
Your Awana leader doesn’t have paramilitary skills or access to any mystical forces, or it wouldn’t be advertised, between the donut shop and laundromat.
Superiority of schools was traditionally established in a ganglike manner, and for profit, as though you were subcontractors.
So, the best possible outcome for those innocent truth seekers and their dollar store scout leaders is to be ignored by the dirty racketeers.
m said, “You might also want to get off your ass and work to defeat these tyrant lunatics before they destroy everything you value: Life, liberty and happiness.”
Rightists are generally of the ‘state capitalism’ persuasion.
Corporate welfare recipients, who are totally different from welfare cheese recipients.
The big argument was between Trotskyism and Stalinism.
Let them, like you dgaf.
The once proud state of Virginia has gone off the deep end .
Roll over, and surrender. Resistance is futile. You will be absorbed…
Virginia is too near Washington D.C. The political influence from the swamp in “D.C.” has outvoted & overcome the patriotic traits of most long-time Virginians.
On another note, Boris Yeltzin has condemned his country’s liberal court system that allows terrorist’s an EARLY EXIT from prison sentences. It’s good to see that the home of John Locke and the Magna Carta continues to have some CITIZENS that can think logically.
Did mean someone else ? “has condemned” is indeed past tense, but I get the sense you are talking about someone living..
Boris Yeltsin (1931-2007)
To our British brothers, today I am the brain-dead-fool as I wrote earlier that Boris YELTZIN was a great man for stating that “terrorists should NOT be released from prison EARLY.” I meant Boris JOHNSON. Forgive me.
I’m reading “Russka” by Rutherfurd and my pea brain apparently is having difficulty distinguishing one world leader from another.
Come and take it if you can. Meaning that even law enforcement at all levels will become criminals over night.
Mercy, please stop falling for the old ‘Good Cop-Bad Cop’ ploy. Failure to understand that Republicans are an enemy of liberty is to have missed the whole lesson of America’s slide into tyranny.
Where was this outrage when the Republicans’ NDAA literally destroyed our Bill of Rights?
Have Republicans ever allowed you to vote for liberty? Wake up and man-up! The only vote that ever mattered in history is secession.
Folks, it is very simple, we finally man up and do what MUST BE DONE or we are DONE, it’s very simple, The End. . .Gov’t is a massive failure and the US Constitution and the Courts clearly mean N O T H I N G anymore, unless you are down with the “NWO cause” so to speak.
Ok. I live in Virginia, so I read this article. Mcauliffe sucked. We got those super cool no gun stickers at ABC stores (really appreciative of Virginia monopolizing liquor sales btw).
But, this article is sensationalist crap. If you try to share this with someone to open their mind, you’re going to be laughed at.
Read the existing law:
The “banning of martial arts” is ALREADY CODIFIED. So, why is the article so laughably wrong? Because of this key distinction: “intending to employ such training for use in, or in furtherance of, a civil disorder”
…So, obviously martial arts isn’t banned, and the purpose of the law is to “make it illegal to train terrorists”.
In fact, the only thing this bill does is add point #3, which is assembling with a group, with firearms, with the intent to intimidate.
I don’t know. Find a better hill to die on. Or be less sensationalist.
This article is junk.
You might want to read the rest of the proposed law:
“knowing or having reason to know or intending that such training will be employed for use in, or in furtherance of, a civil disorder.”
No martial arts or firearm instructor would be affected whatsoever by this law.
Beware… coming to a state near you. The left will make it a crime to defend yourself and the criminals will run rampant…..kind of upside down huh?
In less than 10 years you will see a complete breakdown of society.
I believe most on this site are/will be prepared.
You can not have enough Ammo – keep stacking
Get away from People – they are and will be the biggest problem
if you people in Va have any balls just ignore all the new gun laws
so where are the veterans and what about your oath to the Constitution ? Why do you sit quietly and watch our rights stripped away ? what are you going to do about it ? oh, yes I know, sit down and pound on your keyboards instead of taking to the streets. Thanks a lot.
If so called Christians go to church on Sunday, then go to the polls on Tuesday to vote for child murder, and all the ungodly crap the liberals promote, they should stay home next Sunday!
The so called Christians who go to church on Sunday, then vote for baby killing, freedom hating liberals on Tuesday, should stay home next Sunday!
That is not what the proposed law says.This law will not outlaw martial arts training or firearms schooling. It outlaws doing so for the purpose of committing civil disorder. So if Antifa dimwits are found training to throw milkshakes the day before a conservative speaker is scheduled to come to campus, they may be charged under this law.
All I can say is it’s our fault we let this happen. Now, we the people fear the government! Even as this unfolds and we see it coming we’re still not doing anything to stop it! We are past the point of no return.
So why no posts…
Point well taken as to the wordage of the law, HOWEVER, I would like to point out that every law I have ever read always seemed to be reasonable but when that law is finally applied “reasonable” goes out the window.