The hellhole-to-be that people call the state of Virginia” is actually the commonwealth of Virginia. I propose a bill that would change the name to something a little more modern and representative of what the state is becoming.
Crimewealth of Virginia
I understand that geographically, most of the state is full of decent people who respect laws, rights and just want to be left alone. But the sad fact is that they are now out-voted by the urban Crime Party.
If you need evidence of what the Crime Party has in store for the Old Dominion, look no further than their latest move in the Virginia Senate as reported by the Daily Wire:
A summary of the bill notes that the measure:
Eliminates the mandatory minimum term of confinement for an assault and battery committed against a judge; magistrate; law-enforcement officer; correctional officer; person directly involved in the care, treatment, or supervision of inmates; firefighter; or volunteer firefighter or any emergency medical services personnel and provides that such crime can no longer be committed as a simple assault and must result in a bodily injury.
In short, the Democrats Criminal Party just declared cops, officers of the court and other first responders to be fair game. It’s part of an ongoing push to protect a group they see as one of their core constituencies: criminals.
In their proposal, Virginia Democrats explained that the bill would “defelonize assault[s] on law enforcement officer (return to misdemeanor offense)” and would eliminate the mandatory minimum sentence imposed in a change to the law made in 1997.
This latest move is just a follow-up to other bills they’ve voted on that would . . .
- Ignore criminal activity
- Ease bail requirements
- Reduce penalties for criminal convictions
- Restore more felons’ rights
That last is a biggie. An earlier Criminal Party governor made a point of restoring voting rights for 173,000 convicted felons. Guess who they voted for.
The fine folks who — while ignoring criminal constituent activity — did, however, inflict this on the Virginia’s citizens who want to be law-abiding. They’re determined to make sure you can’t be your own first-responder by enacting . . .
- Universal preemptively-prove-your-innocence background checks
- Firearm rationing
- Allowed local jurisdictions to establish gun-free target rich environment zones.
- Magazine restrictions
- “Red flag” firearm confiscation
They tried and failed to enact an “assault weapons” ban, but have pledged to take another crack at that during the next legislative session.
Notice that none of the “common sense safety measures” enacted by the newly dominant Criminal Party affects actual criminals who bypass lawful channels and get their guns through the black market or crime networks.
If you need more evidence of The Party’s devotion to its constituents, while Governor Coonman’s confederates in the legislature were making it less punishing to assault law enforcement officers, Republicans made a token effort to increase penalties for the criminal misuse of firearms. The Criminal Party killed that off.
Richmond’s city fathers and mothers were quick to exercise their newly given gun-banning power, creating open operation zones for criminals and rioters, enacting random, rolling, unmarked, “gun-free” zones. Someone can break out a megaphone and create an “event” at a moment’s notice and you then become a criminal for being anywhere near it. If the criminals decide to throw a riot, it would unlawful for you to be able to defend yourself.
Richmond is a cancer, and it is metastasizing.