If the General Assembly of Virginia gives their supporters, funders, and governor the victory that they want: disarming their fellow Virginians, what happens? After all, they can pass all the laws that they can. Enforcing them against this growing and unifying resistance is not going to be easy.
Indeed, it may be impossible.
Especially if we consider other things.
Self defense and the right to keep and bear arms are not the only highly-charged issue that the Old Dominion faces in 2020. All of which will make the divisions in the state even worse.
Early in 2019, the sitting governor made it clear that abortions will ramp up in Virginia. As soon as the General Assembly can pass the new laws, we can expect third-trimester abortions to become legal, and the governor has already made it blindingly clear that partial-birth abortions and infanticide will be de facto, if not de jure, part of “health care” in Virginia.
(Funny how the Commonwealth’s Attorney General intends to enforce the gun confiscation laws but not the laws against child abuse, neglect, and murder for children “accidentally born” during a very late-term abortion.)
It is primarily the urban elites who want to destroy the cultural heritage and history of the Old Dominion. The destruction of Confederate monuments and the attacks and vandalism of memorials and meetinghouses, and the attacks on free speech all are symptoms of the push to destroy Virginian culture and “rebuild” its society into … something else.
I suspect that the opposition to abortion (and a few other things) is probably much stronger in those green areas on the map, much as self-defense and keeping your arms is. No, people who don’t believe that abortion is acceptable don’t have to go have them. But they apparently have to pay for them (with money stolen from them as taxpayers and through insurance premiums). And if the Tranzis get their way, fill the prescriptions to do them. And in the case of medical personnel, actually perform them. And watch while even their own relatives are terminated in the womb.
Maybe the solution is the same one that Virginians lived through in 1861 to 1863. Then, the counties of West Virginia opposed to slavery seceded (with the illogical and hypocritical aid of DC). Is it possible to draw a line or lines – either to let the Tranzi, gun-hating hoplophobic masses and politicians go off on their own – perhaps as the State of Northern Virginia? (Sure to be competing with Massachusetts and California as the epitome of wokeness and “progressivism.”)
Or let most of the counties of Virginia secede from Richmond and join West Virginia? After all, abortion and denial of our freedom to defend ourselves is as much a sin as slavery.
If 3-4 million Virginians are either pushed out (Northern Virginia) or join with West Virginia, it might avoid the violence and destruction of a true civil war in the state which bore the brunt of fighting in the War Between the States.
Given the increasing hatred on both sides, the lethality of modern weapons (both civilian and military), and the risks of spreading the conflict, should we not hope for a peaceful solution through secession?
I know it is popular among pro-gunners to say that the SJW and leftists in general would have little or no choice but to surrender if it came to armed conflict. But time and again such people have proved to be more brutal and capable opponents than expected. (Consider the decadent pre-Hitler youth of the 1920s becoming the Wehrmacht of the 1930s and 1940s. And the armchair intellectuals that fought the Falangists in Spain in the 1930s.)
And we cannot forget that the Tranzis have shown only token objections to outsourcing the suppression of resistance. African and Russian mercenaries, or even such from places like Cuba, Venezuela, or some other place, in the guise of UN Peacekeepers or as “hard-working immigrants,” should not be ruled out.
Risky? Yes, but we know that the Tranzi rulers and elites have never been too loath to use such means. As the very fact that they are pushing these laws in Virginia shows.