As many of you already know, the new Virginia legislature is attempting to force Chicago style gun control onto the citizens of our commonwealth. They want to ban AR-15’s… AK-47’s… Mini-14’s and the like. They want to ban any handgun that can accept a magazine that can hold more than a few rounds of ammo (Which is 90% of handguns in use today)… and they want to do a lot of other asinine things to the rights of free Virginians.
Fortunately, the citizens have responded by declaring 2nd Amendment sanctuary status in counties and municipalities all over the state. More than 90% of Virginia is now, by the will of the citizens, “2nd Amendment sanctuary” territory. More counties and cities are coming on board every day, so by the time you read this we’ll likely see only a couple of small areas in the state which do not recognize 2nd Amendment rights.
Read this National Review article on the subject of Virginia’s freedom minded majority.
Northam’s Losing Battle against 2A Sanctuaries in Virginia
Second Amendment sanctuary status means that the sheriff’s departments and court officials will not act on any of these unconstitutional laws, rendering them of no effect. Some counties have openly raised up militia groups to defend the sheriff and other county officials, should a power-grab be attempted by those who would infringe, or attempt to infringe on our rights. Our citizens will stand up for one another. And we’ll stand up for any American traveling through, working, or vacationing in our state.
While it is highly unlikely that these socialist laws will get past the court system, it is still good for all Americans to be ready to fight tyranny. Someday such laws might in fact be approved by the courts. But our founding fathers have given us wisdom and example. Thomas Jefferson’s thoughts appear in our Constitution: “But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”
Virginia citizens have pushed back in a very big way. We are proud to be a part of Washington’s and Jefferson’s home state. This is the land of Patrick Henry, and many other great American patriots. We believe we are making those founding fathers proud by standing up for the rights that God has given us. We hope that other states are watching, and taking measures just as bold.