In Virginia, the battle between personal liberties guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States and gun-hating, communist-loving, slave-masters has ratcheted up. With 90 percent of the state’s local governments electing to pass gun sanctuary laws, citizens have revived the ideals of the American Revolution in their fight to retain their rights.
Moreover, all over the state, billboards have popped up, explaining that there is only two weeks until leftist gun confiscation is enacted.
The men and women who supported the American Revolution against tyrannical government understood that without the personal right to bear arms, there would be no way to ensure ANY other personal liberty. That is why, many people argue, the left is so desperate to destroy the Second Amendment, through excessive and erroneous regulations.
Two leaders of the movement to protect gun rights in the now-democrat controlled state have invoked the framer’s reasons for resistance to an arbitrary government that ignores the will of the people.
“Resistance to illegal and unauthorized government acts is not new,” said two leaders of the movement in noting the decisions by the Founding Fathers to sign the Declaration of Independence that challenged Great Britain and King George III.
“This doctrine is, in fact, foundational to our form of government. Indeed, the Declaration of Independence is a document of interposition, between the American colonists and a tyrannical King George III. Its signatories — the people’s representatives — pledged to one another ‘our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor,’ believing that they most likely would be tried and executed for treason against the crown,” said the new memo from the Virginia Citizens Defense League and the Virginia-based Gun Owners of America Inc.
Their 12-page memo was both in defense of the state gun sanctuary movement that has been adopted by 114 counties and communities and a challenge to the opinion of Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring that the sanctuaries have “no legal effect.”
Latest sanctuary map with Fauquier and Charles City counties. pic.twitter.com/f7Tl77F3AK
— Phil Van Cleave VCDL (@VCDL_ORG) December 24, 2019
The movement sweeping Virginia has in less than two months become the national model for fighting gun control.
In November, the Democrats took control of the state legislature and, backed by Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam, have offered several gun control proposals.
In reaction, gun owners have flooded into county and city meetings to demand that their representatives approve sanctuary resolutions to ignore gun control laws, similar to how immigration sanctuary resolutions work.
“Should the government in Richmond act lawlessly, then local officials and the people they represent will not cooperate and may take steps to actively resist,” said the letter.
[If that’s the case, then doesn’t it apply to the same leftist communities offering ‘sanctuary’ to illegal aliens?]
“All localities, local constitutional officers, and other local officials are obligated to follow duly enacted state laws,” he wrote. “It is my opinion that these resolutions have no legal effect,” he added.
The sanctuary leaders, however, called the potential Virginia gun control laws a violation of the Second Amendment and cited Revolutionary War-era heroes who fought oppressive control.
Their letter said, “The U.S. Constitution and the Virginia Constitution are the statements of the will of the people themselves, and the compacts from which the Virginia legislature draws its authority. Should the Virginia General Assembly, along with the Virginia governor or attorney general, enact and attempt to enforce a law which is prohibited by Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, or Article I, Section 13 of the Virginia Constitution, and the pre-existing, inalienable rights of the people, then such law is of no legitimacy — and void. In response, local government officials who have sworn an oath to uphold the federal and state constitutions unquestionably have the inherent power — and the duty — to refuse to enforce such unconstitutional laws, and even to protect the people against enforcement.”
The two groups also noted that Northam and Herring have in the past ignored mandates.
The movement plans to expand its local and county fight to the capital in Richmond in January when the legislature plans to take up gun control measures.
The groups have made plans to drive dozens of full buses to the capital on Jan. 20 for a lobbying day.
Moreover, pro-Second Amendment billboards have been popping up all over the state, rallying against Bloomberg’s anti-gun agenda and warning of the gun confiscation laws that are coming.
A slew of pro-Second Amendment billboards have started to pop up around Virginia raising awareness of the radical anti-gun agenda that Democrats in the state are prepared to impose on law-abiding citizens with the backing of billionaire Michael Bloomberg.
A source sent The Daily Wire a photograph of one of the billboards on Thursday night, which was paid for by the National Rifle Association (NRA) Institute For Legislative Action, and states:
THE NORTHAM / BLOOMBERG GUN CONFISCATION PLAN STARTS JAN. 8
The billboards come in response to Virginia Democratic Governor Ralph Northam’s announcement in November that he was “working” on confiscating guns from law-abiding gun owners.
The Daily Wire [previously] reported:
During a Cabinet meeting on in early November, Northam “mentioned universal background checks, banning the sale of [semi-automatic firearms] and high-capacity magazines, restoring the law that limits purchases to one gun a month, and a red flag law that would empower a court to temporarily remove a gun from a person deemed to be a risk to himself or others,” The Washington Post reported.
“We will at least start with those,” Northam said.
When asked about confiscating guns from law-abiding citizens, Northam responded “that’s something I’m working [on] with our secretary of public safety,” adding that he will work with anti-gun activists on the issue.
The reaction to the announcement by Northam, who has managed to politically survive his KKK/blackface scandal, has been intense; 90% of the state has responded by declaring itself a “sanctuary” from the Democrats’ anti-gun rights agenda.
The news comes as a new report published at The Daily Caller noted that Democrats in the state have reportedly asked for hundreds of thousands of extra dollars in a new budget in preparation for jailing law-abiding gun owners:
The $250,000 is appropriated to the Corrections Special Reserve Fund in order to provide for the “increase in the operating cost of adult correctional facilities resulting from the enactment” of Northam’s gun control measures. Among the enumerated laws that this allocation is meant to fund is a ban on commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms, the criminalization of private firearms transfers, and gun confiscation orders issued without due process.
Bloomberg — who openly sympathizes with the Communist Party of China, which has millions locked up in concentration camps and has established a massive surveillance state that it uses to spy on its citizens in a crackdown on their freedoms — is the founder of the far-left group Everytown for Gun Safety. Bloomberg’s gun control organization outspent the NRA in Virginia during the 2018 elections and was a major factor in helping Democrats take over the entire state.
[He recently argued that minorities can’t be trusted to have guns.]
“The grassroots resistance to Virginia Democrats’ extreme anti-Second Amendment agenda has exploded as nearly 90% of the counties in the state have declared themselves to be sanctuary cities in response to the Democrats’ anti-freedom agenda,” The Daily Wire reported last week. “More than 100 cities, towns, and counties have passed resolutions in preparation for Democrats taking over the state who had indicated a desire to confiscate semi-automatic firearms from law-abiding citizens.”