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Check out the new welcome to Virginia sign

My brother who lives in Virginia sent me this photo. I wish more states would make signs like this. We need to counteract the anti gun propaganda on the tv.


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that is great!

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

Hopeful Wishing

I would love to think that AT LEAST ONE STATE would have the courage to do such a thing but this sign looks bogus. Sorry.


I'd suggest that everyone

familiarize themselves with their state law and constitutional provisions
about militia and militia activity.

Although most states have something about the militia, there
are also laws on the books in many states that could
take what should be legitimate militia activity
by defining it as illegal "paramilitary activity" or domestic
terrorism and criminalizing it.

For example, Oregon's law on "unlawful paramilitary activity"
exempts members of the organized militia from its provisions,
but not the unorganized militia..


IMHO - getting rid of laws that unduly restrain legitimate
militia activities at the state level should be a priority as
should be making sure that there is a legal framework for
establishing trained/organized/equipped militia at the
county level in each state.

Also - has anyone ever researched how or whether states
could "quit" the National Guard?

Virginia Constitution & Codes about State Militia.

Virginia Constitution & Codes about State Militia.

Virginia Constitution about the Militia Section 13. Militia; standing armies; military subordinate to civil power.

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.

The Virginia State Code § 44-1. Composition of militia.

The militia of the Commonwealth of Virginia shall consist of all able-bodied citizens of this Commonwealth and all other able-bodied persons resident in this Commonwealth who have declared their intention to become citizens of the United States, who are at least sixteen years of age and, except as hereinafter provided, not more than fifty-five years of age. The militia shall be divided into four classes, the National Guard, which includes the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard, the Virginia State Defense Force, the naval militia, and the unorganized militia.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Why did you claim it was a photograph when it clearly

is not?

It would make a great sign, though I doubt seriously any State, even Texas, would purchase it and post it.

In the email he sent me it

In the email he sent me it was a photograph of a sign along the road. I may have jumped to the conclusion that it was made by the state. Maybe a citizen made it and put it up in his front yard. It was part of an album of unrelated pictures so I found another image on the internet and put in that link instead.

Can you link to the original photo?




Would your brother care to disclose where such a sign exists

anywhere on the roadsides in Virginia. I contend that no such sign is posted on any Virginia DOT managed roadways. However , it would be nice to see such signs someday.

With all due respect, I will no longer be a voting prostitute for Constitution rejecting harlots.

It could have been a sign put

It could have been a sign put up by a citizen in his front yard. I don't know.

That's not a photo, it's a

That's not a photo, it's a photoshop...

No way!

Ya think?

Colchester, New London County, Connecticut

I love the sign...

I love the sign, but... is it a real sign that is produced by the state of Virginia or is it one we wish they would display?


I may have jumped to the

I may have jumped to the conclusion that it was made by the state. It could just be a sign made by a private citizen or pro gun organization. I still think it is a good idea. Maybe we should all make some similar signs for our own neck of the woods.

That is great!

That is great!