Virginia Attorney General Sends STERN Message to State’s Second Amendment Supporters

There is a hot debate simmering in Old Dominion tonight, with liberty-loving Americans on one side and an overreaching state government on the other.

In the middle of this fight is the Second Amendment – the inalienable right, granted to Americans by God, but recognized and recited by the Founding Fathers, that give our nation a chance to truly protect our own freedom.  Without the right to bear arms, our populace would be ripe for the taking by threats both foreign and domestic, as the framers fo the Constitution warned us.

Now, the Commonwealth of Virginia seems to be challenging this right, despite the quite distinct phase that accompanies the Second Amendment in the Constitution:  “Shall not be infringed”.

Recognizing that some of the State’s coming legislation would allow for inexcusable acts such as gun confiscation and the banning of assault rifles, Virginians began declaring hundreds of municipalities as “sanctuary cities”, where the Second Amendment would be exercised in full, no matter the state government attempted to declare.

Now, Virginia’s own Attorney General is sending a harsh warning to these patriots.

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring (D) released an opinion warning Second Amendment Sanctuary counties and municipalities that new gun controls “will be enforced.”

His opinion comes as at least 86 of Virginia’s 95 counties, and numerous cities too, have declared themselves to be Second Amendment Sanctuaries.

In all, over 100 local governments in Virginia have declared Second Amendment Sanctuary status.

Moreover, Culpeper Count Sheriff Scott Jenkins has made clear he is ready to “deputize thousands” to fight in defense of gun rights.

His words were unmistakable.

The Bristol Herald Courier quoted Herring saying: “When the General Assembly passes new gun safety laws they will be enforced, and they will be followed. These [Second Amendment Sanctuary] resolutions have no legal force, and they’re just part of an effort by the gun lobby to stoke fear.”

Herring’s pronouncement is in line with statements by Gov. Ralph Northam (D) and Rep. Donald McEachin (D-VA). Northam warned that Second Amendment Sanctuaries will face “consequences” if they refuse to enforce gun control and McEachin suggested Northam could use the National Guard to force compliance with Democrat gun laws.

The showdown in Virginia is far from over, it seems.