Over the last few months, Virginia Democrats have worked to pass extreme gun control measures in the state. In fact, a Democratic congressman went as far as to say that the National Guard may have to be used in order to enforce a door-to-door gun grab.
“And ultimately, I’m not the governor, but the governor may have to nationalize the National Guard to enforce the law,” Rep. Donald McEachin said, according to Newsweek. “That’s his call because I don’t know how serious these counties are and how severe the violations of law will be. But that’s obviously an option he has.”
However, one National Guardsman — who reportedly opted to remain anonymous — will not be going along with the state’s prospective gun control measures, writing a direct letter to McEachin that “we will not comply.”
Here’s the letter, per Law Enforcement Today:
Mr. McEachin, have you ever heard of a little thing called the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878? Apparently, you are not.
Allow me to fill you in.
The purpose of the act is to limit the military branches from enforcing laws against the US. citizens. While the PCA does not prevent a governor from calling the Virginia National Guard, the law enforcement capacity of the Guard while on state active duty is full-scale enforcement of martial law when local law enforcement can no longer maintain civilian control.
Are you listening Mr. McEachin? If Governor Northam were to call up the National Guard, it would be through enacting martial law. …
Martial law is the imposition of direct military control of normal civilian functions by a government, especially in response to a temporary emergency such as invasion or major disaster, or in occupied territory.
Sheriffs and police chiefs refusing to go against the Constitution to fulfill your stupid anti-gun drivel hardly constitutes a temporary emergency.
If you and your fellow Constitution-hating hacks continue to push an agenda of gun banning, forfeiture and confiscation, I can almost assure you that you might meet more than one requirement for enacting martial law.
If you force local law enforcement to start violating people's 2nd Amendment rights by taking their guns, you will wind up with temporary emergency due to occupied territory.
If the state deems that it should enact martial law because sheriff’s, whose only “crime” is standing up for the Constitution, here is what it looks like.
The state Constitution would be suspended. So would habeas corpus and civil rights.
There would be no freedom of the press, assembly or speech.
Curfews would be enforced on the people.
Troops would be in the streets for enforcement.
Checkpoints would be set up for control.
The Guard would have the ability to hold a person without charge.
Imprisonment without representation or due process.
Seeing that we are talking about gun control, there would be warrantless, house to house confiscation of firearms, ammunition, food supplies.
I have to wonder if this is really what Democratic leaders in Virginia want. Because what it equates to is a tyrannical government using its military as ‘enforcers.’
And that is exactly what the 2nd Amendment was created to protect against.
If the Virginia legislators want to push this issue, it could get ugly.
And oh, by the way, plan on seeing the vast majority of the Virginia National Guard become Conscientious Objectors. It will be really hard for them to arrest cops and confiscate guns when none of them will carry the necessary arms to enforce said arrests and confiscations.
How do I know this? I am one of them and will be one of the first to lay down my gun and walk away.
I will not be a pawn in a tyrannical game of human chess. Neither will most of the men and women I serve with.
Let us know what you think of this National Guardsman’s letter to Rep. Donald McEachin about not complying with anti-2A gun control measures. Leave a comment below