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SENATE BILL NO. 64
Offered January 8, 2020
Prefiled November 21, 2019
A BILL to amend and reenact § 18.2-433.2 of the Code of Virginia, relating to paramilitary activities; penalty.
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Patron-- Lucas
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Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 18.2-433.2 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 18.2-433.2. Paramilitary activity prohibited; penalty.

A person shall be is guilty of unlawful paramilitary activity, punishable as a Class 5 felony if he:

1. Teaches or demonstrates to any other person the use, application, or making of any firearm, explosive, or incendiary device, or technique capable of causing injury or death to persons, knowing or having reason to know or intending that such training will be employed for use in, or in furtherance of, a civil disorder; or

2. Assembles with one or more persons for the purpose of training with, practicing with, or being instructed in the use of any firearm, explosive, or incendiary device, or technique capable of causing injury or death to persons, intending to employ such training for use in, or in furtherance of, a civil disorder; or

3. Assembles with one or more persons with the intent of intimidating any person or group of persons by drilling, parading, or marching with any firearm, any explosive or incendiary device, or any components or combination thereof.

2. That the provisions of this act may result in a net increase in periods of imprisonment or commitment. Pursuant to § 30-19.1:4 of the Code of Virginia, the estimated amount of the necessary appropriation cannot be determined for periods of imprisonment in state adult correctional facilities; therefore, Chapter 854 of the Acts of Assembly of 2019 requires the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission to assign a minimum fiscal impact of $50,000. Pursuant to § 30-19.1:4 of the Code of Virginia, the estimated amount of the necessary appropriation cannot be determined for periods of commitment to the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice.
http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+ful+SB64

If you are arrested, you must defend. Even if it is BS.

If they can connect any person you instruct with anything that they can make to look like a prohibited activity you are toast and that has nothing to do with whether you are "innocent" or guilty as sin. Instruct like advice on reloading or how to mount a scope or how to hold a gun on a target.
 

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"Keep your eye on Virginia" because Virginian Conservatives and Libertarians didn't and bother to show up to the polls. :smack

The Bill seems unconstitutionally vague IMHO! :thumbsdwn
 

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"We'll know what's in it once it passes"

"vague" never works for the people.

The point here is that they have taken a step to make engaging in the normal activities associated with gun ownership and an interest in the shooting/collecting hobbies fraught with liability. Sure, own your gun but any gun related activity that you engage in is at your peril. Be prepared to shell out a $10,000 retainer.

The issue is that they do not have to outlaw guns, they don't even have to restrict them more than they already are. They can make it difficult to sell vis a vis shopify and lending institutions, they can restrict cheap access to weapons and ammunition (our pal at Florida Gun Shows along with Wal Mart and Amazon and others), they can make it mandatory to have liability insurance (would you pay $6k/annum?) ... you think that the Remington case is going to go away?
 
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