Virginia Headed for a 21st Century “Come and Take It” Moment?

The term ‘Sanctuary City’ now has a whole different meaning in the State of Virginia. Now that the Democratic Party has total control of the Legislature and the Governor’s office in Virginia, they have declared war against guns and gun owners statewide. The new sanctuary movement that has arisen there is the Second Amendment Sanctuary. We are not talking about a few local governments here and there throughout the State. The number of Second Amendment Sanctuaries is astonishing. Don’t you know that the Democrats are amazed and confused when their own tactics have been turned against them.

The full story by AWR Hawkins via Breitbart:

Virginia gun owners are making clear their plans for noncompliance as Democrats prepare to take control of the legislature and Gov. Ralph Northam (D) promises a war on guns.

On January 7, 2019, Breitbart News reported 118 of Virginia’s local governments have declared Second Amendment Sanctuary status since the November 5, 2019, elections gave Democrats enough seats to control the state legislature. From those elections till now, cities, counties, and municipalities in the state have proclaimed their plans to refuse enforcement of any new gun controls which the incoming majority might pass.

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In many cases the sheriff of a certain county has led the charge. For example, Amelia County Sheriff Ricky Walker made clear there will be no enforcement of laws that infringe the Second Amendment. Walker went so far as to stress he would not follow an unconstitutional gun control, even if ordered to do so by a judge.

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Culpeper County Sheriff Scott Jenkins has not only pledged there will be zero enforcement of gun control laws that infringe on Second Amendment rights but that he is also ready to “deputize thousands” in his county to defend gun rights…….. (MORE)

The new governor, Ralph Northam, probably did not have this type of movement in mind when he stated his aim to come after guns and gun owners. Of particular interest to many is just how many local Sheriffs are at the root of this movement. It is obvious that they do not see legal gun ownership as a threat to the community and its safety. They must see that an armed citizenry is a deterrent to crime. The Founding Fathers also saw gun ownership as a protection against an out of control or oppressive government.

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