We’re still trying to process how Gov. Ralph Northam is even in office, but that’s another story. Just days after Democrats seized control of both chambers of Virginia’s General Assembly, Northam told NPR that one of his top priorities would be passing gun control laws in the state.
And the New York Times reports that the governor hasn’t ruled out the confiscation of “assault weapons,” which we all know means popular semi-automatic rifles like the AR-15. (The wooden ones probably don’t count; they don’t look as scary.)
Worth watching next year:
Northam said he “has not ruled out confiscating assault weapons from gun owners.” https://t.co/nTbfikyDCL
— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) November 11, 2019
We don’t doubt that the state legislature is on board if he goes ahead with the plan, but as so many Democratic candidates for president failed to do, Northam has yet to explain exactly how he’ll go about confiscating firearms from law-abiding citizens.
Maybe he could come to collect them personally, in blackface.
— Monte Sitton (@MJSitton) November 11, 2019
He can do it in blackface and no one will know it is him
— david423 (@david42317) November 11, 2019
By God, I hope he livestreams video of himself personally confiscating them.
— Biscuit Salad (@BiscuitSalad) November 11, 2019
All politicians wanting to confiscate guns should be required to be the one doing the confiscation.
— Dr. Ratnick’s Austere Maine Coon (@bubba_jameson) November 12, 2019
I'm sure his fellow klansmen will appreciate that.
— MTV 38H 1991 (@Mtv38h1991) November 11, 2019
But will he make the announcement in blackface or the KKK uniform?
— Braedon Saunders (@bsaunders73) November 11, 2019
He’s gonna ride into your town on a white horse with a sheet over his head
— el Jefe (@elJefeJL) November 11, 2019
Well I suggest that he has to begin the confiscation by going door to door and doing it first.
— Beth G (@BethellenLV) November 11, 2019
— Joseph Wade Miller ✝️ (@J_Wade_Miller) November 12, 2019
Take the guns and murder the babies. Never mind my transgressions.
— keeptry’n (@glock2617) November 11, 2019
Govt does not have the manpower to confiscate anything. People in VA will not comply with his unconstitutional gun grab.
— Tom Adsit (@TomAdsit) November 11, 2019
This has a scary overtone to it that doesn't seem like it would end well. Just sayin.
— La Bee (@bl302390) November 11, 2019
He will awake a sleeping giant
— Donald Shields (@donaldshieldsVA) November 11, 2019
This should wake up Virginians!! They are mostly avid gun owners and hunters who will defend their right to self defense.
— Lynn Metzger (@narniagirl55) November 11, 2019
Urban dwellers outnumber the traditional voters. As we become an urbanized society, our original American values, thoughts and customs are now outnumbered and the dependent urbanites will take us down the wrong path
— Old Doc (@old_doc1944) November 11, 2019
If he confiscate guns from non-felons Virginia will be red again
— Allen Williams (@LUMC1998) November 11, 2019
— Shaun Mattern (@Brownshater1) November 11, 2019
You see where it got Beto……loser
— Rjk (@KortusRene) November 11, 2019
Been a while since we've seen civil war fighting in Virginia, I guess now's a good a time as any to start again
— Autumnal Tristan 🍂🍃 (@tristankrolltid) November 11, 2019
This Governor and doctor is an affront to life, liberty and freedom. He promotes infanticide and will kill your baby for you after birth, if that’s what you decide. Support him and that issue at your own peril.
— william.lichtenstein (@williamlichten3) November 11, 2019
just a gutless creep
— James T. (@janitech1) November 11, 2019
It’s not gonna happen, no matter how many Democrats vote for it.
Joy Behar wants Dem 2020 candidates to stop being so transparent about gun confiscation (for now) https://t.co/ZPzyY3KfM9
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 4, 2019