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Old 01-11-2020, 09:51 PM
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Moderate? The VA state Democrats are proposing laws that amount to "you can't own any guns the government decides it doesn't want you to have". That pretty much shits on gun ownership as a fundamental right, and the Dems don't care if the troglodytes object, they plan to cram it down the throats of the populace because what's "right" trumps what the hoi polloi want- which pretty much shits on the idea of democracy. When local law enforcement proclaimed that they didn't want to have to be the ones to enforce these laws, the Dems declared they'd have the VA National Guard do it- and then the Guard declared that they didn't want to have to either.

Despite deep doubts about the constitutionality of such laws, the Democratic majority is falling back on the old authoritarian mantra of "THE Law is THE Law!". I wonder if the African-American legislators in favor of this would have had a similar attitude during the civil disobedience campaigns of the Civil Rights era.