VA National Guard Issues Statement Over Calls To Enforce Gun Control

Bearing Arms – by Cam Edwards

Democrat Congressman Donald McEachin’s comments about using the National Guard to enforce Governor Ralph Northam’s proposed gun control laws in Virginia has caused a storm of controversy in the state, to the point that the Adjutant General of the Virginia National Guard has issued a statement, after scores of phone calls and emails from concerned citizens and curious media figures. WSLS-TV in Roanoke was the first to report on the comments by Major General Timothy P. Williams. 

“We have received multiple questions regarding proposed legislation for the 2020 General Assembly session and the authority of the Governor of Virginia to employ the Virginia National Guard in a law enforcement role. Please make sure you share this message with your all of your personnel.

We understand and respect the passion people feel for the U.S. Constitution and 2nd Amendment rights. We will not speculate about the possible use of the Virginia National Guard. I encourage everyone to be patient while we allow our elected officials to work through the legislative process.

We have not received any requests from the Governor, or anyone on his staff, about serving in a law enforcement role related to any proposed legislation.

I expect our Soldiers, Airmen and members of the Virginia Defense Force to be professional and respectful in their discussions about this subject. As private citizens, our personnel are free to express their opinions to their elected officials, but they should not engage in any political activity while in a uniformed status.

We will provide regular updates when appropriate during the General Assembly session. Please utilize your chain of command to direct any questions or concerns to my office, and we will do our best to address them.”

For those who were hoping that Maj. General Williams was going to come out swinging with a “Hell no we’re not taking anybody’s guns”, it wasn’t going to happen. Even if that’s how the adjutant general feels, he’s not going to pick a fight with the governor if he doesn’t have to. He can kick this can down the road, at least until and if Northam actually requests that the National Guard go into rural counties to look for people who are allowing their 17-year old daughter to hunt unsupervised on their property, or to try to catch someone transferring a firearm without a background check.

If Northam were actually dumb enough to do that, I suspect what he’d find is yet another crisis of public confidence on his hands. Not only would he have to deal with dozens of counties and cities that have said “no” to unconstitutional gun control laws, he’d create a crisis within the Virginia National Guard, whose members swear to uphold the Constitution. Many of those National Guardsmen are gun owners and Second Amendment supporters as well, and I suspect there would be a genuine fracturing of the organization over the issue.

In fact, if you read between the lines of the adjutant general’s statement, it’s clear that McEachin’s comment is already causing a stir within the Guard itself. The men and women of the Virginia National Guard signed up to defend freedom, not establish a police state on American soil where soldiers search for scofflaws who refuse to register their rifles with the Virginia State Police.

Bearing Arms

9 thoughts on “VA National Guard Issues Statement Over Calls To Enforce Gun Control

  1. Maybe the “god sent” president whose got the letter “R” before his name will squash all this ridiculous bickering by advising the People and politicians about what is ABSOLUTE SUPREME LAW in this nation and there’s not a G’d thing they can do about it?

    No? Crickets?

    Hmph, thought he was a genius?

    Maybe he’s just a LYING POS JOO TRAITOR!! (jk we knew the answer.)

      1. He probably says that because he only uses copies of the Bill of Rights as toilet paper and not the original document. He leaves that one “safe” and under protective glass so he can invite his israeli joo buddies over for a cognac, cigar, cocaine, baby raping good time and a laugh.

  2. It’s a Non statement..!

    And again the National Guard is part of the corporate criminal Faux American Government, it is not our government… I wouldn’t expect much from them except to follow their training and orders…!! We’ll see about that.

    I think Henry has eloquently exposed the nature of all of this….its the early stages of posturing towards the usurpation of a true uprising,

    and he is 100% correct, these municipalities must first abdicate their association with the corporate system of Government..or “the militia” will be working under authority if the very same criminals that are proposing to enact these tyrannical actions.

  3. The impeachment hearings are a distraction to what’s going on in Virginia among other things. Trump is complicit in this process, he is part of the problem, he is noting more than a shill, he has said nothing about what’s taking place in Virginia, he is a New York liberal posing as an American National, he is a phoney and a fraud.

  4. “If Northam were actually dumb enough to do that, I suspect what he’d find is yet another crisis of public confidence on his hands.”

    Are you actually intimating that he has ANY public confidence to begin with?

    That’s a novel idea.

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