Virginia Democrats Want to Outlaw Ammunition in Backdoor Gun Ban
By:Warner Todd Huston
Virginia Democrats are still looking for shady ways to put an end to the Second Amendment without actually repealing the right to bear arms, and this time they want to ban ammunition so gun owners can’t use their firearms at all.
By banning ammunition, they effectively ban firearms because without ammunition, a firearm is a useless device, for sure. This is essentially a gun ban without actually banning any guns.
It is all just part of the Virginia Democrat Party’s attempt to eliminate the Second Amendment by hook or by crook.
Democrats want a new law that imposes severe criminal penalties on anyone caught with ammunition on “the property of any public, private or religious elementary, middle or high school, including buildings and grounds,” the NRA-ILA reports.
Even one round of ammunition found on a person or in the vehicle of a Virginia gun owner is enough to trigger these new penalties.
As filed, HB318 would make it a crime to knowingly possess ammunition at such locations. A violation of the ammunition ban would be a Class 1 Misdemeanor punishable by a $2,500 fine and up to a year imprisonment.
The bill would also impose the penalty if said single bullet is found even if the citizen has no gun on him or in his car with which to use that bullet. The mere possession of a single bullet is enough to trigger jail time.
“The irrational nature of HB318 further exposes the truth that the Bloomberg-bought General Assembly’s gun control agenda is not about public safety,”
the NRA-IlA warned.
“Rather, bills like HB318 are about attacking gun owners and discouraging the exercise of Second Amendment rights by placing senseless restrictions on harmless conduct. This legislation is aimed at harassing law-abiding gun owners, not at keeping people safe.”
A favorite son of Virginia had long ago noted that this sort of backdoor gun ban is illicit and un-American.
Our third president and famed Virginia, Thomas Jefferson, pointed out that banning the tools that aide in observing a right is exactly the same thing as banning the right.
“It is a principle that the right to a thing gives a right to the means without which it could not be used, that is to say, that the means follow their end,” Jefferson wrote in 1792 in his “Report on Navigation of the Mississippi.”
Banning ammunition is exactly the same thing as banning guns and, therefore, no different than banning the Second Amendment by fiat.
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About the Author: Warner Todd Huston has been writing editorials and news since 2001 but started his writing career penning articles about U.S. history back in the early 1990s. Huston has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and several local Chicago News programs to discuss the issues of the day. Additionally, he is a regular guest on radio programs from coast to coast. Huston has also been a Breitbart News contributor since 2009. Warner works out of the Chicago area, a place he calls a “target rich environment” for political news.
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