December 16, 2019

HMM: Democrats’ Election Win in Virginia Yields Gun Registration Proposal.

Virginia Democrats are proposing a mandatory state gun registration measure after widespread public outrage forced them to back off a more aggressive plan to confiscate so-called assault weapons, a designation that gun experts have long rejected as arbitrary.

Gun-control advocates call modern sporting rifles—such as the popular AR-15—assault weapons, likening them to weapons of war.

But Gov. Ralph Northam’s plan still calls for a ban on assault weapons, albeit with a grandfather clause allowing those who already own such weapons to keep them, Northam spokeswoman Alena Yarmosky said in a statement, The Daily Wire reported on Dec. 12.

The grandfather clause will apply only if the owners register their weapons with the government “before the end of a designated grace period,” Yarmosky said.

Registration now, followed by confiscation just as soon as they think they can get away with it.

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