Democrats in the House and Senate are pushing new legislation to infringe on the God-given rights of every American citizen.
Congressional Democrat lawmakers have introduced a bill that would make it a crime to form militias across the entire republic.
The forming of militias is a constitutional right bestowed on every citizen and is intended to protect the public from tyranny.
As stated in the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution:
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
That tyranny is no longer hiding and it comes in the form of Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) and Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD).
The two Democrats introduced the “Preventing Private Paramilitary Activity Act,” which they argue is a response to the Jan. 6 Capitol protests.
The bill seeks to limit most militia activity.
The measure creates criminal penalties for people who engage in certain conduct.
Aside from forming or joining a militia, that conduct includes intimidating elected officials, interfering with government proceedings, and pretending to be law enforcement.
Markey claims the bill will prevent another Jan. 6 incident.
However, while making his case about the bill earlier this month, Markey pushed about the events that transpired on Jan. 6 in order to justify his un-American actions.
“Three years ago, white supremacists affiliated with paramilitary organizations stormed the U.S. Capitol, shattering windows, walls, and the families of five U.S. Capitol police officers,” Markey said in a news release.
“Private paramilitary actors, such as the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers, pose a serious threat to democracy and the rule of law, and we must create new prohibitions on their unauthorized activities that interfere with the exercise of people’s constitutional rights.
“The forces of bigotry, hatred, and violent extremism must be stopped for the sake of our democracy.”
Three years ago, white supremacists linked to paramilitary groups stormed the US Capitol. With these forces of violent extremism posing serious threats to democracy and the rule of law, we must pass my and @RepRaskin’s Preventing Private Paramilitary Activity Act. https://t.co/jyNgCQ3O4w
— Ed Markey (@SenMarkey) January 11, 2024
Raskin claimed militia groups use “political violence” to intimidate people and threaten “out democracy.”
“Our legislation makes the obvious but essential clarification that these domestic extremists’ paramilitary operations are in no way protected by our Constitution,” he said in a statement.
“I’m grateful to Senator Markey for his partnership on this critical effort to protect the rule of law, deter insurrection, and defend our democracy.”
Notably, none of the Proud Boys or Oath Keepers were charged with violent offenses on Jan. 6.
Nevertheless, some were still sentenced to decades in prison.
Enrique Tarrio, the Proud Boys leader, was sentenced to 22 years in prison.
However, Tarrio was not even present in Washington, D.C. on Jan.6, 2021.
Though there are no federal laws governing it, all 50 states prohibit private paramilitary activity, especially when it comes to law enforcement roles.
From Vice News:
The legislation would prohibit publicly patrolling, drilling or engaging in harmful or deadly paramilitary activities, interfering with or interrupting government proceedings, interfering with someone else exercising their constitutional rights, falsely assuming the role of law enforcement, and “training to engage in such behavior.”
The lawmakers propose different tiers of criminal penalties, depending on whether violations result in injury or property damage.
The bill would establish harsher penalties for repeat offenders, and probationary sentences for first-time offenders.
It would also create paths for the DOJ and private individuals to seek civil federal lawsuits against paramilitary activity.
But lawful militia activity is constitutionally protected by the Second Amendment’s language about “a well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State.”
The Democrat bill also conveniently ignores the role federal assets embedded in the crowd played in instigating chaotic activities at the Capitol building on January 6, 2021.