Already the controllers are stoking fires here in Virginia. Note this bill was “prefiled” on November 21, 2019 to be offered on January 8, 2020.
These guys are wasting no time here. The purpose of this bill is to Ice Bucket any militia training. Follow the link
Check out the comments. They are playing with fire. I don’t know if the controllers intent is to incite armed confrontation or not but the response tells me the prudent move for them is to back down by quietly table this nonsense.
I won’t go into how wrong the very idea of this bill is. If you’ve read anything of mine you know my stand is they are moving to beyond defying God Almighty but are now very close to slapping Him in the face. Not a good idea.
If you want further evidence of the widespread outrage this bill has wrought – search for “§ 18.2-433.2 of the Code of Virginia” and just look what comes up. This runs deep folks.
H/T to Ol’ Remus of The Woodpile Report and Herschel Smith of The Captain’s Journal – two gentlemen I read and greatly respect
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.
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;
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.