Has The Sleeping Giant Awakened? ~ the Series

We end the decade and begin the new with the continuation of Al Benson Jr’s powerful multi-part series dealing with the growing fight across the nation dealing with 2nd Amendment Sanctuaries. The people are fed up with the childish crap going on in the land and are refusing to go-along to get-along nonsense – all the while – the lack of ability of lawmakers (both State AND Federal), local law-enforcement personnel AND the Snowflakes of this country – refuse to acknowledge the REAL issues – nor do what is right. Sorry folks, but guns do not kill people – PEOPLE kill people. OOPS – better grab the knives – the enemy has been let in the door.

We expect that Mr. Benson will continue to update this series, so stay with us. ~ Jeffrey Bennett, Editor and Publisher.

The Sleeping Giant: Back to Virginia ~ Part VIII

Governor threatens to enforce gun control laws but not certain others…

The new leftist governor of Virginia plans to rigidly enforce new gun control proposals but there seem to be other laws in Virginia that he will just look the other way in regard to. You might consider this hypocrisy but you have to remember this new governor is a cultural Marxist and so his agenda is to enforce laws that will contribute to the spread of Marxist tendencies in Virginia and sort of ignore some of those laws that will not. To normal folks this constitutes hypocrisy but to the cultural Marxist it makes perfect sense. Learn to understand how they think.

Back on 12/12/19 there was an article on Bearing Arms that noted comments by C. Todd Gilbert, the outgoing house majority leader.  The article said: “Gilbert also says Northam is a hypocrite for saying counties will face ‘consequences’ if they don’t abide by new gun control laws, given the fact that several newly elected commonwealth’s attorneys backed by George Soros…have indicated they won’t be enforcing some state laws, without a peep of complaint from the governor.” Sounds like ol’ ex-Nazi collaborator George Soros bought himself lots of politicians in Virginia. So the question arises–will these people work for the interests of those that supposedly elected them or will they work for the interests of George Soros? That’s a rhetorical questions. We already know the answer. The good folks in Virginia have been had–simple as that!

Gilbert is quoted as saying: “They were quite open about the fact that they weren’t going to enforce certain laws, namely marijuana laws and other things they were just going to choose not to  enforce, and they were hailed by the Left as being on the cutting edge of progressivism. You didn’t see the governor threatening any of those folks with taking them out of their jobs and bringing in the Attorney General to prosecute cases instead of them. But something like this, where we are talking about a constitutional right, not even something that’s an issue to state policy or not, where state policy is about to run afoul of the United States Constitution, and all of a sudden we have to come in and fire all the police and replace them with prosecutors who won’t enforce it. I just think they are really setting themselves up for a very bad outcome in terms of dividing Virginia into two Virginias.”

I saw an article on InfoWars the other day that stated that the governor in Virginia would really love to start a shooting war in Virginia–provided he can get some patriotic citizen to open the ball by firing the first shot. Then he can claim that all law-abiding gun owners there are domestic terrorists and he can even call for UN assistance! Sounds like Fort Sumter all over again! Do you get the feeling we’ve been here before?

An article on the National Review for January 2, 2020 by Cam Edwards observed: “Gun control will be Ralph Northam’s political Vietnam if he continues down this road, and calling in reinforcements in the form of the Virginia National Guard would only provoke another crisis, both  within the Guard itself and in the Second Amendment–sanctuary communities where they would be dispatched. If Northam actually called out the Guard, he’d be the first governor to use military force to restrict the exercise of a constitutional right since Arkansas governor Orval Faubus called out the National Guard to block the steps of Little Rock Central High School rather than allow the school to be integrated in 1957.”

Edwards continued: “With his attempt to force local commonwealth’s attorneys and sheriffs in Second Amendment sanctuaries to enforce his unconstitutional gun laws,  Governor Northam is setting himself up for a catastrophic failure. In fact, there’s no way for Northam to win the fight he seems intent on picking with Virginia gun owners and Second Amendment sanctuaries…First of all, the Second Amendment–sanctuary movement is morally just…The Second Amendment–sanctuary movement isn’t about curtailing rights, but rather about protecting their free exercise…Ultimately, it’s the people in these Second Amendment–sanctuary communities who are the last line of defense against the infringement of their rights, but thankfully we have several other defensive options at our disposal. We can even thank today’s Virginia Democrats for providing a blueprint to follow. Call it passive resistance, not Massive Resistance…Meanwhile, although Governor Ralph Northam, Attorney General Mark Herring, and various and sundry Virginia Democrats have railed against the Second Amendment–sanctuary communities for turning the rule of law upside down,  sowing chaos and making mischief, they’ve not said a word when these fellow Democrats have decided when certain laws won’t be enforced. They seem to simply believe it’s different when Democrats do it…Since Virginia Democrats have given commonwealth’s attorneys the green light to ignore portions of state law they don’t agree with, why shouldn’t sheriffs have that same authority?

Good question, why not indeed? Seems we have more than a bit of a double standard here, but then, for cultural Marxists, the double standard is the rule of the day–one standard for them and their friends and yet another standard for the rest of us ordinary deplorables.

Let us fervently pray that Governor Northam’s monumental double standard here may come back to take a very large chunk out of his Marxist posterior.

January 4, 2020

The Sleeping Giant in Colorado

Those nasty Red Flag Laws: Part VII

Back on 3/13/19 there was an article on Rally For Our Rights about how nearly fifty counties in Colorado were taking a stand against those pernicious Red Flag Laws. The article was updated on 7/13/19, when it stated: “Recently we reported when two Colorado counties passed resolutions declaring themselves Second Amendment Sanctuary Counties, and since then that number has grown to over half of Colorado’s counties that have either passed a resolution or are poised to pass one at an upcoming meeting…In nearly all these instances, these efforts are being led by the country sheriff, then joined by the county commissioners, who say no county funds will be used to process ERPO’s (Extreme Risk Protection Orders) or store confiscated weapons, and that the right to keep and bear arms extends to all citizens of the country.”

Well, we have finally crossed the threshold into 2020 and Colorado’s Red Flag Gun Seizure Law was in effect as of New Year’s Day.

An article on Bearing Arms for January 1st observed: “It’s been causing controversy for months in Colorado, and now the state’s ‘red flag’ law or Extreme Risk Protection Order, is officially in effect. Beginning on January 1st, law enforcement and family members can petition a judge to issue and order requiring the surrender of all legally owned firearms, which, if granted, would require the subject of the order to hand over their firearms to police before they’ve ever had a chance to present their side in court.” Since Leftist Democrats have seized control of several state houses across the country, this is fast becoming what is now “justice” in Amerika!

The article continued: “Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams has said he’ll go to jail rather than enforce the statute, but even sheriffs that haven’t gone that far say there are real problems with the new law. Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith was more critical. Smith has not said he will refuse to enforce the law, like some sheriffs, but he told the Reporter Herald he is concerned that the law could put officers at risk.”

The article also noted: “Because ERPO’s are civil, not criminal protection orders, he also questions how much they will be able to be enforced. Officers are not allowed to use force when delivering civil protection orders. If officers deliver an order to someone telling them to surrender their guns and they decline to do so, the sheriff’s office has no way of enforcing it,” Smith said.

Smith is also concerned about violating the 4th Amendment rights of folks in Colorado, which I would submit is a legitimate concern, one he and all sheriffs everywhere need to be concerned about.

Another legitimate concern he has is “the lack of involvement by mental health professionals in determining whether someone is actually a threat to themselves or others.” Proponents of these Red Flag Laws claim such concerned are “overblown.” Yeah, right!

The last paragraph of this article sums it up quite accurately: “Unfortunately, Colorado’s ‘red flag’ law is a gun control law masquerading as a mental health measure. The law is currently being challenged in court, but at least for now, the law remains in effect….

Who ever thought you would see something like this in Colorado–or any Western state, for that matter. Proof positive that the authentic culture of the West, as well as that of the South, is now constantly under unremitting assault.

January 3, 2020

SIDEBAR: Red Flag Laws: Guilty Until Proven Innocent

One of the main foundations of a Christian society is the concept that a person is automatically innocent of a crime until he or she has been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

One of the main evidences of the ongoing decay of our society is the disappearance of this principle, and not only its disappearance but even the disappearance of the idea that a crime has been committed. Nowadays you can be considered “guilty” even if no crime has been committed or even thought about. This even beats George Orwell’s “thought crime.” You can, in today’s climate, be guilty of a crime if someone thinks you might do it. No evidence necessary. All it takes is someone going to the “proper” authorities and informing them that, at some point down the road, somewhere, you might commit a crime. That’s all it takes in many locations anymore–and you are automatically robbed of any possibility of due process under the law and automatically considered guilty until, and if, you can prove your innocence of the crime you have not committed as of yet.

Please note that the operative word here is might, not “has” or “did” but might! Up to this point, as far as I know, this idiotic concept has pretty much been applied to the Second Amendment, and seems to be an upcoming tool of much of the satanic Left to deprive those on the right, where they can, of the ability to defend themselves.

Such a situation is called a Red Flag Law and the idea is supposed, so they tell us, if we believe them, to make sure no folks with mental or emotional problems ever get hold of a firearm. You can see the possibility for abuse of this if you even think about it a little.

Some disgruntled in-law doesn’t like old Uncle Jerry, who can be a bit cantankerous now and again, and so the fussing relation goes to some judge and tells him he is scared stiff of old Uncle Jerry because of all those old, antique guns in his house. The judge, particularly if he is an Obama appointee, then issues an order to have Uncle Jerry’s guns seized on the possibility that he might harm the complaining in-law with one of them. Uncle Jerry has committed no crime, but he has his guns seized and is robbed of due process in this regard. Uncle Jerry may never have gotten so much as a parking ticket, but he is now guilty of a firearms violation–until he can prove himself innocent, which will probably never happen! The relative got in a lick at Uncle Jerry, who may have insulted him at last year’s Christmas party, and Uncle Jerry got the shaft–for nothing!

And if they manage to pull this off with the Second Amendment, can’t you just see the possibilities in other areas? How about Red Flag Laws for kitchen knives, meat cleavers, baseball bats, rocks, etc,?

Right now the agenda of the satanic Left is to do away with the Second Amendment, but once they get that taken care of who knows where their fevered brows might take them. And if you don’t think they want to do away with the Second Amendment then you just haven’t been paying attention.

Gun control/confiscation is one of the major items on their to do list because they have plans for all of us that they will never be able to pull off if we are able to retain our weapons. Why do you think this Leftist governor in Virginia wants to get rid of all the firearms in his state, to the point of threatening honest citizens with jail time if they won’t stand in line and surrender their weapons? He has plans for Virginia that he may not be able to pull off if folks there keep their guns, and he knows it!

However, the Leftists are not really concerned whether everybody turns in their guns or not. Only honest, law-abiding citizens are being targeted in most places, not the Leftist crazies or gang members. The gun grabbers don’t give two hoots about them.

A good example of this is an article for 9/19/19 on Ammo Land the headline for which is Democrats Refuse to Include Gang Members in “Red Flag” Laws.

The article says, in part, “On 10 September 2019, Colorado Congressman Ken Buck (R-CO) offered an amendment to the proposed bill to create federal grants for ‘Red Flag’ bills in the House of Representatives…Red Flag bills allow police to confiscate guns from people with a mere accusation they may pose a threat. In Red Flag bills there is little due process. An accusation is sufficient. No court appearance by the accused, or confrontation of witnesses is required. There is no presumption of innocence. To regain their rights, the person accused has to prove they are ‘not’ a danger. They may incur thousands of dollars of court costs to regain the property that was taken from them without due process. Representative Buck’s amendment would allow law enforcement agencies, on probable cause of a person belonging to a criminal gang, to use ‘Red Flag’ laws to take guns from gang members.”

Ken Buck offered testimony that most murders and violent crimes “involving guns are committed by gang members. The standard of probable cause is much higher than a mere accusation from a family member or other person who may have motivation to make false charges about potential future conduct.”

RELATED: Washington Post Smacks Down Pelosi On Anti-Gun Remarks

However, the Democrats were not about to let their potential friends in illegal gangs suffer any such humiliation. Good old Jerry Nadler noted that “taking guns from a person for simply being on a database, would violate due process.” Interesting. Taking guns from listed gang members would violate due process for the democrats but doing the same thing for honest citizens who legally owned guns was no big problem for them. Cultural Marxism in living color–and the color is RED!

Rep. Buck talked to Tucker Carlson and told him he was opposed to Red Flag laws being passed at all. He observed that his amendment was to point out the hypocrisy, to show the Democrats want to take guns from people without criminal convictions, but who demand full due process for the people most likely to be involved in violent crimes. Rep Buck says 80% of murders committed with guns are committed by gang members.” But much of what passes for a congress nowadays is much more concerned with the rights of MS 13 members than they are with the rights of honest citizens. That tells you where the country is really at. And they wonder why people are ticked off about what goes on in Sodom on the Potomac.

If we don’t rise up and vote these serpents out of office next November we will deserve whatever we get – and mark my words – we will get it!

January 1, 2020

The Sleeping Giant In Illinois: Part VI

According to an article in the Chicago Tribune for April 17th of this year, the Second Amendment Sanctuary Movement just might have gotten a bit of a jump start in Illinois last spring. The article, written by Kathrine Rosenberg-Douglas noted that “It was no accident Effingham County’s resolution to protect the right of gun owners stole an important word from the very people the resolution was intended to provoke, supporters of the country’s sanctuary cities movement. Effingham County State’s Attorney Bryan Kibler last month told a raucous crowd the origin behind the ‘Second Amendment sanctuary county’ movement, which began in Effingham and now includes 64 of the state’s 102 counties, counties in three other states and nine more states in which counties are eyeing similar nonbinding measures. And as state legislators, emboldened by Gov. J. B. Pritzker, look at more gun control measures, counties are looking at more ways to resist them.”

Anyone notice the cultural Marxist bent of some of these legislators? They have not a single problem with sanctuaries in our states for illegal aliens that have no right to even be here, but sanctuaries in our counties for legal citizens who only want to protect their legal right to keep and bear arms are simply beyond the socialist pale and should not be permitted under any circumstances!

I don’t know if some of these legislators have some idea of a different mindset coming down the pike or what, but it seems that 2019 has been a banner year for some of them to try to deprive law-abiding citizens of their Second Amendment rights. I can’t quite believe that this, what shall we call it, coordinated assault on the Second Amendment, is just some isolated attempt here and there by un-coordinated anti-gun groups with no contact with one another. Something in this whole operation just doesn’t smell right. Something is going on here that the public at large hasn’t quite figured out yet, though various groups in different states are beginning to get the message–at least in their respective states.

Effingham’s pro-second amendment resolution “…asserted that at least five pieces of proposed Illinois legislation dealing with gun ownership would be unconstitutional. The resolution targeted proposed laws including those that would raise the minimum age for gun ownership to 21, outlaw various types of weapons, and outlaw bump stocks or body armor. It also demanded ‘the Illinois General Assembly cease further actions restricting the right of the people to keep and bear arms’ and demanded the governor veto any such bills.”

And the article also observed: “When the measure passed in the county of about 35,000 last spring, it may have looked like a publicity stunt or a way to provoke Chicago officials who object to Trump administration immigration policies. But as the movement gained traction, it has also grown in substance. County sheriffs and state’s attorneys have publicly backed the cause, saying they will use their discretion to leave new gun laws unenforced. Close to Chicago, Ogle, Boone and LaSalle counties have passed such resolutions and are among the more than 50% of Illinois counties to do so in the past year.”

I used to live in Northern Illinois, in the suburbs around Chicago. It was a long-standing bone of contention for those of us that hated Chicago’s Marxist (yes, that’s what they were) politics that when Chicago voted for something they had such a population edge that they could, literally, outvote the rest of the state and the poor folks in the rest of the state always seemed to end up having to live with the rotten stuff Chicago voted for. With these Second Amendment Sanctuary counties it won’t work that way. Counties downstate will be able to do what they want in this area and Chicago won’t have, in this instance, the power to outvote other counties to force them to hew Chicago’s line. Most of the rest of the state hates Chicago politics anyway. To only state that Chicago politics are blatantly crooked would be a monumental understatement.

It’s interesting that most political commentators rail about the crookedness of Louisiana politics but quietly omit almost any commentary about crooked politics in Northern cities–which I can assure you, rival anything the South may have to offer! If you want to do a little exercise sometime, check the internet to find out how many Illinois ex-governors are currently in prison.

Any state that has a city like Chicago in its environs really needs a Second Amendment Sanctuary County movement in that state just to be able, in some measure, to overcome the rampant corruption such a big city will seek to foist on the rest of the state. Illinois proclaims, on its license tags, that it is “the land of Lincoln.” It shows!

December 30, 2019

The Sleeping Giant in Virginia, Kentucky – and now Texas: Part V

Git ready boys!

The Second Amendment Sanctuary Movement continues to grow. It is interesting in that it is a little different due to conditions in each state that it flourishes in.

In Virginia you now have a leftist governor and state legislature, no doubt to the influence and money of Michael Bloomberg. In Kentucky you have a new Democratic governor but the legislature is not necessarily in his corner and though there are Democrats waiting in the wings there with a whole raft of new gun control bills there is no guarantee that they will automatically get all they want. In fact, we can fervently pray that they get none of what they want.

Then there is Texas, “the lone star State of Texas” one of our favorite spots in the country. Guns have pretty much been a way of life in Texas–and that ain’t all bad no matter what the anti-gun crowd tells you.

As of December 9th of this year there are 34 Texas counties that have joined the Second Amendment Sanctuary Movement. There are a couple in the southwestern part of the state, though a couple others have backed off from doing that, but there is a whole batch of counties south of Dallas and Forth Worth that have adopted Second Amendment sanctuary ordinances.

A brief article on GunRightsWatch.com observed that: “Earlier this year, Gun Rights Watch reported on a handful of Second Amendment Sanctuary movements going on in the western border regions of Texas. These were primarily focused on the need for protection of citizens against a large number of foreign nationals unlawfully entering our country via the poorly protected Southern border in those areas. That part of the state leans a bit more left than the rest of the state, however, and two of those attempts eventually failed by slim margins. Since then, localities on other parts of the state have taken notice and have begun passing similar measures. Backed by growing coalitions of activists for the right to keep and bear arms, these resolutions have been both increasing in frequency and an improved success rate.”

Independence: Shall we do it again?

I might suggest here that part of the reason for failures in counties near or on the border is probably due to the influx of foreign nationals in those areas, some of whom probably vote and who can almost be guaranteed to vote on the leftist side of the spectrum. This is one reason why both the Democrats and other assorted socialists have been so in favor of an open borders policy and so opposed to Trump’s wall. They realize that if they can funnel enough illegal immigrants in here they will end up changing our culture into something usually only tolerated in third world countries.

And with all that socialist influx will come more and more vociferous calls for gun control – even in Texas. It’s no secret that the socialists among us have been working to turn Texas into a blue state like they did in Virginia. Blue state legislators do not, in most instances, represent most of the people in their states, except in mostly urban areas and so us folks in mostly rural areas get outvoted by the guys in the big cities who all seem to have leftist agendas of one sort of another.

Texas has lots of counties so more of them really need to join the Second Amendment Sanctuary Movement.

Where I am in Louisiana we have a Democrat governor and so far he has not touched the gun control issue. Louisiana is a very pro-gun state and, at this point, the chances of getting gun control measures at the state level passed are slim to none. If that changes I am sure some sort of Second Amendment Sanctuary Movement will spring up in our parishes here.

December 28, 2019

The Sleeping Giant In Virginia – And Kentucky: Part IV

This past November both Virginia and Kentucky got new Democrat governors. There had been a question in Kentucky as to whether the election had been fixed to allow the Democrat to win but I won’t get into that here. What does seem quite apparent, though, is that wherever you get a Democrat administration almost anywhere anymore there seems to be a concerted assault on the Second Amendment.

I don’t know if these Democrat socialist wannabees were taking their cues from Beto (Hell, yes, I’m gonna take your AR-15s) O’Rourke or not, but they all seem to be headed in that direction. It should start to become apparent to folks all across the spectrum that the Democrats are the party that is out there to deprive you of your God-given rights to defend yourselves from a tyrannical government. What does that fact tell you about their intentions?

It tells me that those people have an agenda that they don’t dare push on us while we are still armed and so to push their agenda on us they first have to make sure we can’t resist them.

Needless to say, I have been doing some research on this. I came across an article on Gun Rights Watch for December 22nd which noted, in part, that: “The threat of multiple gun control bills coming from the left side of the aisle in the Kentucky legislature has the citizenry scrambling for a means to protect their rights.” And the article listed a whole batch of new gun control bills for Kentucky. Check it out if you can. The article also included a map of Kentucky showing which counties were in the process of enacting Second Amendment sanctuary laws. There are over 55 counties in Kentucky working on this, which is encouraging.

Another article for December 18th on Gun Powder Magazine by Teresa Mull, tells us: “Kentucky Democrats are wasting no time in pushing gun control. They’ve pre-filed several gun control bills they hope governor-elect Andy Beshear (D) will sign into law.” Among these are Bill Request 354–Firearms, ammunition capacity, regulation of; Firearms, assault weapons, possession of, also Bill Request 354; Firearms, comprehensive regulation of, Bill Request 342 There are several more, but these will give you some idea of where they are going with this. If they don’t feel they can flat out take your guns at this point, they are going to try to legislate how you can, or can’t, use them.

Interestingly enough, Bill 342 mentioned above defines “assault weapons” and also mandates universal background checks, which means they are going to have a record of who owns what stored away so that when the push for gun confiscation comes they will know what doors to knock on to demand weapons from the owners of those doors.

So you folks in Kentucky are about to be treated to some of the anti-Second Amendment crap that the good folks in Virginia are fixing to resist–and you will have to resist also.

Professor Walter Williams had an interesting article on Lew Rockwell for this morning, December 26, 2019. I have always appreciated Professor Williams’ commentary. He tells it like it is and lets the chips fall where they may. He stated, in part, “I am proud of my fellow Virginians’ response to the attack on their Second Amendment rights. Firearms owners in the state have joined with sheriffs to form Second Amendment sanctuary counties. That means local authorities will be required to protect Second Amendment rights in the face of any attempt by Virginia’s General Assembly to abrogate those rights. Eighty-six counties–over 90%–in the Virginia commonwealth have adopted Second Amendment sanctuary resolutions…

And Williams quoted Thomas Jefferson when he said: “What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms.

It seems ironic that we have a president in the White House who champions the Second Amendment while at several state levels we have Democrat socialists who are actively seeking to do away with it.

The Gun Owners of America, an organization I support, has noted that: “As of 11/18/19, 240 counties, cities and towns have passed Second Amendment Sanctuary Ordinances in 19 separate states. Illinois, Colorado, New Mexico, and Washington have passed them in a majority of their counties.” You can now add Virginia and Kentucky to that list.

Strangely enough, I have not seen very much about this in the mainstream (propaganda) media. It’s like they don’t want people to be aware of the real resistance building up to what the socialists in government plan to do to us, all for our “own good” naturally–or maybe it’s really for “their own good” rather than ours.

One thing we need to realize – we may even end up beating back these gun control/confiscation efforts. However, that will not be the end of it! If we beat those people on this go-round, they will just lay off for a spell to give us time to get comfortable and then they will be back with a vengeance for the next round. As I stated in a previous article “Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.”

That may be hard, but that’s the way it is in the real world.

December 26, 2019

State To Spark Shooting War?: Part III

The weeks around the Christmas season seem to provide the Marxists in the Virginia State government a grand chance to push for a grand, illegitimate gun control agenda and I would be willing to bet they thought there might, at this season, be little reaction to their scheme. They were wrong. The reaction to their scheme has been a groundswell of legitimate resistance in the counties in Virginia to their draconian gun control programs.

That being the case, the Marxists in Richmond have somewhat shifted gears and are now looking at ways they can capitalize on the resistance they expect–and in some cases are even willing to promote–if it will serve their purposes.

There was an article by Mike Adams on James Fetzer for December 20th that was quite revelatory and I will note some of it here.

Mike said: “After passing extremely restrictive anti-gun legislation in early 2020,Virginia has a plan to deploy roadblocks at both the county and state levels to confiscate firearms from law-abiding citizens (at gunpoint, of course) as part of a deliberate effort to spark a shooting war with citizens, sources are now telling Natural News. Some might choose to dismiss such claims as speculation, but these sources now say that Virginia has been chosen as the deliberate flashpoint to ignite a civil war that’s being engineered by globalists. Their end game is to unleash a sufficient amount of violence to call for UN occupation of America and the overthrow of President Trump and the republic. Such action will, of course, also result in the attempted nationwide confiscation of all firearms from private citizens, since all gun owners will be labeled as ‘domestic terrorists’ if they resist. Such language is already being used by Democrat legislators in the state of Virginia.”

And Mike also states that: “The Democrat-run impeachment of President Trump is a necessary component for this plan, since the scheme requires for Trump supporters, to be painted as ‘enraged domestic terrorists’ who are seeking revenge for the impeachment. This is how the media will spin the stories when armed Virginians stand their ground and refuse to have their legal firearms confiscated by police state goons running Fourth Amendment violating roadblocks on Virginia roads…With over 90 counties now recognizing some sort of pro-2A sanctuary status, virtually the entire state of Virginia will be considered ‘enemy territory’ by the tyrants in Richmond who are trying to pull off this insidious scheme…The purpose of the roadblocks, to repeat, has nothing to do with public safety or enforcement of any law. It’s all being set up to spark a violent uprising against the Virginia Democrats and whatever law enforcement goons are willing to go along with their unconstitutional demands to violate the fundamental civil rights of Virginia citizens.

At the end of his article Mike observes: “And, by the way, Richmond is surrounded by patriots. At what point will the citizens of Virginia decide to arrest and incarcerate all the lawless, treasonous tyrants in Richmond who tried to pull this stunt?” That’s a very good question, one that needs some sober reflection.

At this point, I am not sure where this is all going, but we need to keep our eyes on it because it could very well affect the rest of the country. I have been told there are around nineteen states now that have some form of Second Amendment sanctuaries in them.

As for more about what Mike Adams has found out about this, I would recommend following Mike Adams on Dave Hodges program. Hopefully you will be able to access this and listen to Mike’s commentary. It is about as up to date as anything we will be able to find out at this point.

December 22, 2019

Has The Sleeping Giant Awakened In Virginia?: Part II

The situation in Virginia in regard to the Second Amendment seems to be in a state of flux.

On a recent podcast Brion McClanahan made the following statement: “Richmond Marxists cannot confiscate any firearms in the State. Now it can ‘govern the militia, but it cannot ‘disarm’ them. Confiscation of any firearm would be disarming the militia, ‘the body of the people’ according to the State constitution.”

One thing Mr. McClanahan noted in his podcast was that if the governor of Virginia sought to disarm the militias then he would be violating both his State’s constitution and the Bill of Rights in the US Constitution. And he noted Article 1, section 13 of the Virginia Constitution where is says “That a well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained in arms, is the proper, natural, and safe defense of a free state, therefore, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed…” In fact McClanahan suggested that possibly a proper title for what is now going on in Virginia might well be “the Article 1, Section 13 Movement.” He thought this might be more effective than calling it the “Second Amendment Sanctuary Movement.”

A column written by John Crump, an NRA instructor and constitutional activist recently observed that:

In Virginia, the movement is in full swing…Gun Owners of America, Virginia Citizen’s Defense League, United Patriots of Virginia, and Oath Keepers have all been busy contacting local elected officials and sheriffs to urge them not to enforce Draconian gun laws that violate the people’s natural rights. The reception, for the most part, has been great…The goal of the Second Amendment sanctuary movement in Virginia is to get the majority of counties to declare themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries. By accomplishing our goal, it will give us the power to approach the Virginia legislature with the knowledge than any anti-liberty law that they pass will be ineffective…The time where we can sit back and hope for the best is over. If we don’t fight for our rights today we will lose them. The longer we wait, the more those God-given rights are in jeopardy. Gun Owners of America is here to help. I am here to help. Do not hesitate to contact GOA or me. We will help you get started.”

Another article I ran across, posted on December 18th, stated that: “Even now, 79% of Virginia counties have enacted some form of 2nd Amendment sanctuary laws, and that number is only expected to grow…Despite this, the state’s Democratic leaders continue to threaten the use of force to bring its residents to heel.

For how many years have we been told by legislators that they run for office so they can “serve the public.” Now I hate to burst that bubble for some folks, but that’s the biggest pile of cow chips you will ever find in a West Texas cow pasture. These people who fill us full of such whoppers have no interest in serving, but they have every interest in ruling, and doing so with an iron hand! Does anyone with a brain think this new governor in Virginia gives a rip what the people in his state want? He couldn’t care less! He is nothing more than yet another Marxist mentality who managed to get himself elected, probably with help from Michael Bloomberg, and he has a Marxist agenda he wants to force down the throats of Virginians whether they want it or not. And if they don’t want it he will do his utmost to force it on them.

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Ben Joseph Woods is a police officer in Virginia and he has grave concerns about where politicians are trying to take Virginia. He said: “I work plainclothes law enforcement. I walk around without a uniform, people don’t see my badge, people don’t see my gun, and I can tell you: People are angry.” Woods has stated that the situation in Virginia is becoming “so dangerous that he is close to moving his own wife and unborn child out of the state.”

You have to wonder if the politicos, from the governor on down, realize what they are doing to the people of Virginia. With my suspicious mind, I’d be willing to bet they do–and it’s all part of their agenda. One thing you have to understand about Marxists–they don’t care who they hurt–their agenda is everything–and if people are harmed by it so what!!!

The Second Amendment sanctuary movement in Virginia may be successful in backing the Marxists in Richmond down. But if they do, and I pray God they will, then they will have to be constantly on guard from then on. They can ill afford to take the position that they won the fight so now they can just go home and relax and enjoy their victory. You don’t dare do that with Marxists, as they never quit!

If they don’t persevere over you now, then they will be back later and try again, and again, and again.

Years ago, here in Louisiana, there was a big fuss over having fluoride in the water. The folks here that fought against that pernicious chemical in the water won their struggle and kept it out. But that was not the end of it by any means. Just a few years ago the fluoride folks were back and we got to do it all over again and this time they prevailed because their adversaries were mostly asleep.

I can remember one good lady here saying, “We already fought this battle.” And you did, once! Unfortunately, that was not the end of it. The anti-fluoride folks had won a battle but not the war!

It will be exactly the same situation with the Second Amendment sanctuary movement in Virginia. You may defeat the Marxists on this go-round, but you can never go home and go back to sleep because the Marxists and their agenda will always be back and you have to learn that “eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.”

December 21, 2019

Has The Sleeping Giant Awakened?: Part I

It seems the Democratic Legislature in the State of Virginia has decided that they will simply do away with the Second Amendment in that state. Oh, they will take sort of a Fabian approach and do it as gradually as they are forced to but there can be little doubt that’s their socialist intent. And they may well hope to be a bell weather for the rest of the country–sort of a “well, if we can do it so can you” sort of thing.

However, it seems that folks in many Virginia counties, particularly folks in rural counties are less than enthusiastic about the state legislature’s Fabian plan to do away with the Second Amendment.

It’s no secret that ultra, ultra liberal Michael Bloomberg, with all his millions, has been at work in Virginia and he seems to be taking credit for flipping the state legislature from red to deep, deep blue. And, of course, a state with a blue legislature means a state where the Second Amendment is automatically in jeopardy unless people wake up and realize what the game is and resist. As this point, that seems to be happening in Virginia, thanks be to God. Let’s hope that trend continues.

I just recently read an article by Jordan Michaels where he noted that:

Virginia gun owners have gathered by the hundreds at Board of Supervisors meetings in counties across the state to send a message to the newly elected Democratic legislature in Richmond. As of this writing, 23 counties and towns have declared themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries since Michael Bloomberg flipped the state legislature from red to blue earlier this month. Second Amendment sanctuaries exist in many states across the country, but no state has seen so many in such a short span of time.” One person stated: “It’s sending a message to Richmond saying we don’t want anymore gun control out here.” Personally, I doubt if Richmond gives a tinker’s damn. With Bloomberg having been politically active in Virginia, that means that carpet baggers are active in Virginia’s politics and out of state money has financed what the legislature is trying to do. You might as well label this whole episode as “Virginia Reconstruction 2019.”

Interestingly, 53 more counties were at that time considering Second Amendment sanctuary status. I understand that number has increased.

In addition, there was an article by Mike Adams from December 11, 2019 wherein he stated that:

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam–perhaps best known for wearing blackface and celebrating the infanticide of healthy, living human babies–is now promoting the creation of a kill list of patriots who will, if history repeats itself, be hunted down and murdered by the authoritarian state. After all, a corrupt anti-liberty government that’s willing to kill human infants is also willing to murder its own citizens in the streets. The kill list construction effort is being called ‘mandatory gun registration,’ and it’s the pillar of Gov. Northam’s newest tyrannical scheme for turning the State of Virginia into a Democrat-run prison camp where no human being is free. Gov. Ralph Northam–whose family owned 84 slaves–is best known for insisting that when a human child is born alive and healthy, it should be ‘kept comfortable’ until the mother decides to have it murdered after birth, in the name of ‘women’s health.’ This is infanticide, pure and simple, and it is a felony crime of premeditated murder. Yet Gov. Northam openly endorses that murder, claiming that the State of Virginia allows such murders to be carried out in unlimited numbers, apparently at any age of the child.” And this is the sterling individual that wants to take the guns of Virginians–after he has them duly registered so he knows just who has them!

But, Northam is pretending to be generous here. Mike informs us that “The governor’s assault weapons ban will include a grandfather clause for individuals who already own assault weapons, with the requirement they register their weapons before the end of a designated grace period,” Mike tells us that Northam intends for the state police, local police, as well as his own armed security people to keep all their weapons. No surprise there, is there? And Mike notes: “As is true with all gun control tyrants, Northam intends for his own democrats to keep their guns, while first ‘registering’ and then confiscating all guns from private citizens.”

And Mike explains to us what we should already be aware of. He says: “The only reason the corrupt state needs to know where all the gun owners live is because they plan to go door to door, confiscating all those guns at gunpoint…” I won’t even go into all the rest of what he said. It ain’t pretty, but I don’t doubt he is right on the money.

He talks about Democide–government sanctioned murder.

December 19, 2019

~ The Author ~
Al Benson Jr. is the editor and publisher of “The Copperhead Chronicle“, a quarterly newsletter that presents history from a pro-Southern and Christian perspective. He has written for several publications over the years. His articles have appeared in “The National Educator,” “The Free Magnolia,” and the “Southern Patriot.” I addition he was the editor of, and wrote for, “The Christian Educator” for several years. In addition to The Copperhead Chronicles, Al also maintains Revised History.

He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Confederate Society of America and the Sons of Confederate Veterans, and has, in the past, been a member of the John Birch Society. He is the co-author, along with Walter D. Kennedy, of the book “Lincoln’s Marxists” and he has written for several Internet sites as well as authoring a series of booklets, with tests, dealing with the War of Northern Aggression, for home school students.

Mr. Benson is a highly respected scholar and writer and has graciously allowed the family of Kettle Moraine Publications to publish his works. We are proud to have his involvement with this project.

He and his wife now live in northern Louisiana.

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