Over 90 Second Amendment Sanctuaries Now Declared in Virginia
Citizens rise up to defend their constitutional rights from Democrat-controlled state govt
Over ninety counties and municipalities in Virginia have now declared themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries in response to the Democrat-controlled state government's gun control push, according to reports.
A report from local news network WDBJ7 shows that more than 90 2A sanctuary status declarations have been made by jurisdictions in Virginia.
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."
According to WDBJ7, Rockingham County is one of the most recent sanctuary declarations.
As Neon Nettle previously reported, over 3,000 people attended a meeting with the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors last 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.
Virginia's Democrat Governor Ralph Northam warns counties will face “consequences” if they refuse to enforce gun control.
As Neon Nettle previously reported, one Virginia Democratic lawmaker says Gov. 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."