Thousands of Virginia Citizens Rise Up to Demand Second Amendment Sanctuary Status
Virginian people respond to Democrat-controlled state's coming gun control laws
Thousands of citizens in Democrat-controlled Virginia are demanding Second Amendment Sanctuary status in response to their Democratic state government's upcoming gun control laws.
Over 3,000 people attended a meeting with the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors this week.
The large crowd cheered as the board unanimously voted to adopt Second Amendment Sanctuary status to protect residents' constitutional rights to keep and bear Arms.
The meeting was held at the local Spotswood High School’s gymnasium and “it was standing room only,” WMRA reports.
Rockingham County Supervisor Pablo Cuevas announced the results of the vote to the crowd, saying, “The Board of Supervisors hereby expresses its continued intent to uphold, support, and defend all rights, protections, and guarantees by the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the Constitution of the United States of America.”
The room erupted in cheers and applause from the massive crowd.
More than 75 other local governments in Virginia have now declared Second Amendment Sanctuary status.
Similar to liberal illegal immigration sanctuary cities, law enforcement officials in Second Amendment sanctuary counties would refuse to prosecute people for violations of laws they don't agree with.
Virginia's Democratic lawmakers have threatened law enforcement officials in those counties with potential prosecution should they refuse to comply with their anti-gun measures.
Virginia Democratic U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly told the Washington Examiner that such actions from law enforcers may carry serious consequences.
"I would hope they either resign in good conscience because they cannot uphold the law which they are sworn to uphold, or they're prosecuted for failure to fulfill their oath," Connolly said.
"The law is the law," Connolly continues.
"If that becomes the law, you don't have a choice, not if you're a sworn officer of the law."
As Neon Nettle previously reported, one Virginia Democratic lawmaker says Democrat Governor Ralph Northam should consider deploying the National Guard to enforce gun laws in sanctuary counties.
"They certainly risk funding, because if the sheriff's department is not going to enforce the law, they're going to lose money," Virginia Democratic U.S. Rep. Donald McEachin said.
"The counties' attorneys offices are not going to have the money to prosecute because their prosecutions are going to go down.
"And ultimately, I'm not the governor, but the governor may have to nationalize the National Guard to enforce the law.
"That's his call because I don't know how serious these counties are and how severe the violations of law will be.
"But that's obviously an option he has."