Virginia, the state that was strategically targeted by Bloombergians to flip urban centers to then chase ravenously after “common sense gun control” has responded from the ground up in a big way. Most of the state has told Governor Northram to pound sand.
After winning the state through those densely populated and easily manipulated urban centers Northram chose to target “assault firearms” and “militia training”, ostensibly to prevent violence but with language so broad it can mean whatever they damn well please. Just about every “modern” firearm (Post WW1) is on the chopping block and any variation of training could be targeted as well. We are just talking about classes like IWI’s Tavor I (which you should go take) or Sentinel Concept’s Handgun or Red Dot Handgun. The law could target every basic concealed carry class mandated by the state to get a Virginia permit or any martial arts class down to your kids karate.
It’s every workplace’s anemic ‘active shooter’ policy (that won’t include any form of violent push back against the killer in its curriculum, because that’s scary) turned up to 11 and made into a crime. Result? Nobody in their right mind would teach in Virginia due to the liability, exactly like Northram’s team wanted.
Now there is now a ‘grandfather’ provision in the law to try and appease the grumpy Virginians, but we’ve known how that trick goes for awhile. Eventually, like California, they take it away when something else inevitably happens in this nation of roughly 330,000,000 people.
So, like I said yesterday, Virginia is the place to pay attention to.