Virginia to Ban Martial Arts - Erin O'Toole
Democrats’ Bill in Virginia Would Outlaw Martial Arts Training
A bill put together by Democrats in Virginia would outlaw militia exercises, but also forbid most martial arts training, self-defense courses, and even firearms defense classes.
The bill, which is set to be argued starting on January 8 or 2020, says that someone will be guilt of a class-5 misdemeanor if the “Assemble 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…
Virginia to Outlaw All forms of Self Defense
Virginia to Outlaw Kickboxing, Tai Chi, Firearms Instruction and Self-defense Training
The State of Virginia is proposing a new 2020 law known as SB64 (see link here) which will be taken up by the Senate beginning January 8, 2020.
The law would instantly transform all martial arts instructors into criminal felons. This includes instructors who teach kickboxing, BJJ, Krav Maga, boxing and even Capoeira.
It would also criminalize all firearms training classes, including concealed carry classes.
It would even criminalize a father teaching his own son how to use a hunting rifle.
Specifically, the law says that a person “is guilty of unlawful paramilitary activity” (a class 5 felony) if that person:
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Held at a luxurious and exclusive private club in downtown Calgary, in his speech, O’Toole rattled off several ideas baked into the conservative canon: a strong military, opposition to the carbon tax, nostalgia for the years when Stephen Harper was prime minister and a distaste for the policies of Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government.
“People are losing their jobs. People are losing their homes. People are losing hope,” said O’Toole. “And what have we been doing? Fighting amongst ourselves, at times, instead of taking the fight where we need to — to defeating Justin Trudeau.”
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