Virginia Governor Edges Closer To Boogaloo


Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill say local police who do not enforce gun control measures likely to pass in Virginia should face prosecution and even threats of the National Guard.

After November’s Virginia Legislature elections that led to Democrats taking control of both chambers, the gun control legislation proposed by some Democrats moved forward, including universal background checks, an “assault weapons” ban, and a red flag law.

Legal firearm owners in the state, however, joined with their sheriffs to form Second Amendment sanctuary counties, which declare the authorities in these municipalities uphold the Second Amendment in the face of any gun control measure passed by Richmond.

Over 75 counties in Virginia have so far adopted such Second Amendment sanctuary resolutions in the commonwealth, the latest being Spotsylvania County. The board of supervisors voted unanimously to approve a resolution declaring that county police will not enforce state-level gun laws that violate Second Amendment rights.

Virginia Democratic officials, however, already say local law enforcement supporting these resolutions will face consequences if they do not carry out any law the state Legislature passes.

“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,” Democratic Virginia Rep. Gerry Connolly told the Washington Examiner of local county police who may refuse to enforce future gun control measures. “The law is the law. If that becomes the law, you don’t have a choice, not if you’re a sworn officer of the law.”

They certainly risk funding, because if the sheriff’s department is not going to enforce the law, they’re going to lose money. The counties’ attorneys offices are not going to have the money to prosecute because their prosecutions are going to go down,” he said.

McEachin also noted that Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam could call the National Guard, if necessary. “So, when Virginia passes these gun safety laws that they will be followed, they will be enforced,

I guess we will see about that. It’s pretty clear the time for the folks in VA to use words has run out.


  1. Hmmmm…..,getting interesting,seems Virginia may be the flare up point in this country,perhaps no matter what your state has(or does not) for laws regarding firearms tis time to have this sanctuary movement nationwide,a final attempt to stop the madness in the US as it were.

  2. I agree, the national guard is not likely to be as cooperative as the government thinks. People, as a rule, don’t want to assault their neighbors.

    If you want proof that the govenor is a tyrant this is it. I wonder how he will react when he discovers how little enforcement ability he has.

  3. Whole thing may well blow up, but my belief is that the resounding rejection of this move is going to result in a panicked retrenchment before the whole thing goes up to the Supreme Court for adjudication, which I’m pretty sure that they don’t want to risk.

    Gonna be interesting to watch. I wager that this has likely given pause to the control freaks, who are going to back off and ratchet down on things, going back to their gradual approach of previous decades.

  4. My county Isle of Wight has decided to call itself a Constitutional city, rather than a sanctuary city. What does this mean to gun holders?


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