Friday, January 17, 2020

KGTP - Interim Newsletter - 17 January 2020


Fellow Members of the King George TEA Party:

A couple of e-mails came in with information that I want to pass on to everyone.  The first one is from the King George Republican Committee's Chairman.  The Trump Campaign Meeting has been re-scheduled for next Wednesday 22 January at Vinny's Restaurant.  Please contact Ron McElrath, KGRC Chairman, directly if you have any questions.

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On Jan 15, 2020, at 8:03 PM, kgrc Chair <kgrcchair@gmail.com> wrote:

All,

The Trump Campaign Meeting has been rescheduled for next Wednesday, 22 January at 6:30pm at Vinny's in King George.  
Please let me know if you plan to attend and if you are bring any guests so I can have a count for seats.

Thank you, 
Ron McElrath
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The next is from the Virginia TEA Party Federation with an updated listing of the "worst of the worst" bills being considered in Richmond.  A similar listing was provided to me by Ed, the Shenandoah TEA Party Chairman, and another edited version was compiled by my wife… but I am sending the below one from the VATTP as it is the latest edition that I have.

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Begin forwarded message:

From: DEBORAH
Subject: Bills!
Date: January 11, 2020 at 8:39:51 PM EST


Attached is a listing of many of the bad bills I have identified this session. The listing allows anyone to click on the underlined URL and go right to the summary page for each. It is divided into areas of interest like the Elections and Values.
This might be a good thing for the newsletter.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

KGTP - Breaking News - DEMs trying to change recall petition requirements


Fellow Members of the King George TEA Party:
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This afternoon one of our members, Bob, sent me an e-mail highlighting what the Democrats are trying to do in this new legislative session.  I will let Bob's e-mail speak for itself as it is included below.  Below the e-mail is some content describing what they are trying to do, a link to the VirginiaConservatives.net website for the Recall Northam petition, and an earlier e-mail describing what they are trying to do.

As Bob indicates, this is tyranny as it is changing the rules without public comment on how government should be kept in check.  If We The People Of Virginia have a grievance against our elected leaders, a verified call of 10% has historically been the benchmark for initiating action against said individual.  This benchmark should remain until WE THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA SAY OTHERWISE, i.e., it should be on an election ballot for decision.

Keep this in mind as you visit our elected officials in Richmond this Monday.

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On Jan 14, 2020, at 12:19 PM, Bob wrote:

Jim,


DEMs trying to change recall petition requirements from 10% to 25% of the total votes cast in last election.

2017 VA Gov election -  there were 2,614,282 total votes.

DEMs have entered "tyranny" region.  It feels like 1770 again.

Bob
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Title
Removal of public officers; petition requirements, signature requirements.

Sponsors
Del. Paul Krizek [D]

Status
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 7 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-01-13 - Assigned P & E sub: Campaign Finance
Pending: House Privileges and Elections: Campaign Finance Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]

Summary
Removal of public officers; petition requirements; signature requirements. Clarifies that the requirement that a petition for the removal of a public officer be signed under penalty of perjury applies only to the person or persons filing such petition with the circuit court. Registered voters signing the petition for purposes of reaching the required number of signatures shall not be required to sign under penalty of perjury. The bill also increases the required number of signatures to a number of registered voters in the locality equal to 25 percent, up from 10 percent, of the total number of votes cast at the last election for the office, and requires the signatures to be collected within a 60-day period.
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Petition for the Recall of Governor Ralph Northam

Today we are faced with the possible destruction of our God given and constitutionally protected rights in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

But we are not going to back down, we are not going to quietly submit, and instead fight back using every means at our disposal.

The Virginia State Constitution provides a means to recall an elected official, even the Governor, for a trial in the Circuit Court, determining if the official has violated their oath of office.

The Virginia State Constitution is very clear, in Article 13 it states-

'That a well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to 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; that standing armies, in time of peace, should be avoided as dangerous to liberty; and that in all cases the military should be under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power.'

In his efforts to disarm law abiding citizens, Governor 'Radical Ralph' Northam has clearly violated his oath of office.

We need 405,000 signatures to enact the recall procedure, so we desperately need your help to reach that number.

If you are not willing to submit to tyranny in the state that secured our liberty, you need to act today!

Please sign the petition below and share it with all of your friends:

Whereas, The 13th Article of the Virginia State Constitution declares that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed; and 

Whereas, The Virginia State Code, sections 24.2-233 to 24.2-238 provides for the recall of Governor Ralph Northam; and

Whereas, Governor Ralph Northam has declared his intent to violate Article 13 of the Virginia State Constitution ;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, We, the undersigned citizens of the great Commonwealth of Virginia, refuse to permit Governor Northam to violate his oath of office and the State Constitution.

Be it further resolved, We, the undersigned citizens of the great Commonwealth of Virginia exercise our right to demand a recall trial of Governor Ralph Northam.
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On Dec 30, 2019, at 10:40 AM, Virginia Constitutional Conservatives <info@virginiaconservatives.net> wrote:

Fellow Patriots,

We have reached over 31,000 signatures on the Petition to Recall Radical Ralph Northam for his violation of Article 13 of the Virginia State Constitution!!
And it is because of you.

We are still adding signatures from various events we have attended as well. 

One quick note, it seems there is another petition running on the left leaning website change.org.  This is indeed a left leaning site, and the owners will not only use the information gathered against you, they will also sell your email address to spammers.

So if you do not want your email address being used against liberty or being sold to spammers, I would suggest you do not sign any petition on change.org.

Please forward this email to all of your friends and family who support the 2nd Amendment and ask them to also sign the petition linked here.

We are facing the greatest threat to your gun rights since the British invaded in 1781.  It really is that simple.

Pushing Red Flag of Tyranny Gun Confiscation Laws, Universal Gun Registration (Universal Background Checks), banning semi automatic center-fire weapons and pistols that weigh too much, the far left radicals led by Northam are going to do all they can to destroy both the 2nd Amendment and the Virginia State Constitution. 

Which is why it is vital you share this email with your friends and urge them to sign our petition at this link.

Bloomberg, Soros and the gun grabbers are pouring millions into Virginia to pass these draconian laws, and we need all the help we can get.

But I also have some great news to tell you.  Last week we had found that fake conservatives Delegates Bobby Orrock (R-54) and Glenn Davis (R-84) had joined with the anti-gunners and had introduced two anti-gun bills in the State Legislature.  Quickly we mobilized to demand they withdraw both House Bill 142 and House Bill 192.  We sent out thousands of phone calls and emails and within 24 hours, Delegate Orrock had publicly announced he was withdrawing House Bill 192.  However Davis has disconnected several of his telephone numbers to avoid being called and told he must support the 2nd Amendment as written.  But we are doubling our efforts and are chasing down more contact information for him.

If you want to find out more on this effort, and the efforts to stop all anti-gun legislation in Richmond, click on this link to find out how to join our Virginia Minuteman Political Program.

In the meantime, we will keep you updated weekly on status of the petition drive and what else you can do to preserve our freedom in Virginia.
 

In Liberty,


S. Chris Anders
Director
Virginia Constitutional Conservatives
 
PS-If you support the 2nd Amendment and the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, please forward our petition to Recall Radical Ralph Northam and urge fellow Virginia patriots to join us in this effort.
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As always, please feel free to ping on me with your questions or comments.


James Hull
King George TEA Party
King George, Virginia

VA-ALERT: Recap of the Senate Judiciary Committee meeting on Monday, January 13

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Several thousand gun owners turned out at the temporary General Assembly Building on Monday, January 13!  The hearing room was divided into two areas - the larger area for gun-rights supporters and the other was a smaller area for gun-control supporters.

Gun owners filled up their side of the room quickly, while the gun controllers side was still pretty empty.  To make it looked like they had more people and not look so pitiful, a search for gun-controllers in the waiting line outside the meeting room doors was conducted.  Countless gun owners in the line were skipped over in the search for more gun-controllers.  Whenever a gun controller was found, they were allowed to go into the meeting room, but no more gun owners were allowed in.

Sheriff Scott Jenkins of Culpeper County and Sheriff Richard Vaughn of Grayson County were in the room in  support of gun owners.  Sheriff Jenkins spoke twice during the hearings.

The meeting was chaired by Democrat Senator John Edwards.  The Republicans on the committee pointed out multiple mistakes and even rules that were broken in the running of the committee, but the Democrat-controlled committee ignored the complaints and lurched forward anyhow, rules be damned.  

Republican Senator Bill Stanley, who could not be at the hearing due to a trial he had to attend, had been promised by John Edwards that no gun bills would be heard on Monday, but Senator Edwards went back on his word and gun bills were heard anyhow.  Senator Mark Obenshain brought up that broken promise, but to no avail.


Each side was only given 5 minutes total to speak on each bill.

The first gun-control bill to pass out of committee was SB 69, a one-handgun a month bill, which reinstated the last version of that law before it was repealed.  Senator Saslaw's version of that same bill, SB 22, was rolled into SB 69 and SB 69 was passed out by a partisan vote of 9 to 5.  Republican senators Mark Obenshain and Ryan McDougle put up strong resistance, as did speakers who pointed out that the law had been a failure, but to no avail.

Next up was SB 70, a Universal Background Check bill.  Saslaw's version of the same bill, SB 12, was rolled into SB 70.  A substitute bill was then offered for SB 70, which made the background checks only apply to sales of guns and not transfers, which fixes the problems with letting a friend or family member use one of your guns without you being constantly present.  However, it still strips an 18, 19, or 20 year old from being able to own a handgun, since a dealer cannot process a handgun purchased by federal law for someone that age.  Also, a background check would have to be run on all sales, even sales to immediate family members, friends, etc.!  SB 70 passed by a partisan vote of 9 to 5.

Senator Barker's Red Flag Law bill, SB 240, was eviscerated, as all the flaws and dangers of that bill were brought up by Republicans Obenshain, McDougle, and Chafin on the committee, as well as by the pro-gun speakers.  None of the concerns were addressed and the bill was passed by a partisan vote of 9 to 5.

Finally, SB 615, SB 450, and SB 505, all of which allow localities to pass various gun-control ordinances, were rolled into a substitute version of SB 35, making SB 35 an omnibus bill that destroys preemption by allowing Virginia localities to create a confusing set of local gun-control laws.  Again, speaker after speaker spoke against SB 35, but it passed by a partisan 9 to 5 vote.

The gun-control bills that passed out of committee will now head to the Senate Floor to be voted on in a few days.  VCDL will have an acton item shortly to bombard Senators with calls and emails encouraging them to opposed the four bills.

Elections have consequences and we are in a real fight to protect our rights.
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