Virginia Firearms Checkpoints

BY Herschel Smith
1 year, 11 months ago

Matt Bracken.

“So today I am announcing that the highways of Virginia will no longer provide a safe avenue for terrorists to transport their illegal firearms and explosives.”  Sanderson pounded his own fist on the podium for effect.  “Starting today, mobile FIST units will be in operation around the Commonwealth of Virginia, and they will soon be adopted by other states as well, beginning next week with Maryland.  These FIST units will provide much-needed security to all of us, by preventing terrorists from getting a free ride on our freeways.

“Now I am asking all of the decent, law-abiding citizens of Virginia to assist our law enforcement officers by cooperating fully when you come upon a mobile FIST unit.  Courtesy will be returned to our cooperative citizens, and only a few moments of your time will be required if you are asked to pull over for a brief inspection.  I’m confident that the good people of Virginia will consider showing this cooperation to be an opportunity for them to play their own part in our ‘war on terrorism.’

“Additionally, I wish to assure those of you in our immigrant community that FIST units are not intended to harass or intimidate you in any way.  The Commonwealth of Virginia respects and welcomes all of our hardworking immigrant population, regardless of their technical documentation status.  FIST units will only be looking for illegal firearms, and not for immigration papers.

“I would like to remind my fellow Virginians that all semi-automatic rifles are now illegal, and should have been turned in for destruction already.  Also, I would like to remind the hunters of Virginia, and I am proud to say that I am one of that group, that tomorrow, Saturday at midnight, the transportation of sniper rifles will also be forbidden.  This is according to President Gilmore’s last executive order, which he made under the provisions of the Patriot Act based upon an ‘imminent terrorist threat.’  A sniper rifle is now legally defined as any rifle with a magnified telescopic sight.  After midnight tomorrow, it will be a felony punishable by five years in federal prison to transport a sniper rifle on the highways of the United States.

It looks like it could have been taken from the front pages of the Virginia newspapers in about two or three months, yes?


Comments

  1. On December 23, 2019 at 2:26 pm, 41mag said:

    The incident at the checkpoint later in the story was FUBAR.

  2. On December 23, 2019 at 2:35 pm, Redfearn Teal said:

    how about the Woodrow Wilson Bridge?

  3. On December 23, 2019 at 7:26 pm, Poshboy said:

    Waze will become very useful for not only avoiding these checkpoints…but discovering these checkpoints, too.

    It may not be obvious to those who have not attended the JFK School at Bragg, but as my instructors emphasized, while checkpoints work both ways, they are only very effective in one direction. It is true they function as a dubious tactic of motorist intimidation, but they also attain the distinction of being an easy-to-find focus point for guaranteed force reductions.

    One tactic affects a few motorists–the other goes global each time it is practiced. Especially at the end of its 30-day utility, when an exhaustion of continued taxpayer-supported players is reached. After 30 days, it no longer makes headlines, but is reported like the weather. If any players are left.

    Waze could further be improved by noting surrounding treelines, and estimating distances to roadways. But other tech, such as inexpensive golf rangefinders, overcome that minor software shortcoming. It makes the hunt more sporting.

    Also, for one’s further education about checkpoint tactics, one can easily Google “IVCP Northern Ireland” and “UVP checkpoint Miami Showband”.

    “Checkpoints work both ways.”

    Bracken is good, but remember he is trying to sell books. Plus, it is important to recall irregular warfare has been practiced and updated since his 1970s, with a lot of it by former Virginia 29IDers in the sandbox. Four tours since 2005, IIRC. And after those tours, we remembered our oaths, too.

    Have a wonderful Christmas, all. Hug those your love.

  4. On December 23, 2019 at 7:40 pm, Coguard / The JG / CGVet58 said:

    @PoshBoy, re: your 1923 posting: “…Bracken is good, but remember he is trying to sell books…”–

    Actually, Bracken has given away his books for free downloads, several times in the past few years. Yeah, i’m sure folks still buy them, they’re good, but if the guy is givin’ them away, then I don’t think more sales is what motivates him at this point in time.

    If you haven’t already, I highly recommend his book, “The Red Cliffs of Zerhoun” – it’s his best, imho.

    En Libertad… the Oath has no expiration…

    The JG

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