Governor Northam Escalates Plan

 

The Constitution of the Commonwealth of Virginia contains an article in its bill of rights protecting the rights similarly protected by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Article I, Section 13 of the Virginia Constitution reads:

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.

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