Virginians form sanctuaries and militias against governor & state legislature gun grab

Virginia was a “swing” state in presidential elections.

On Tuesday, November 6, 2019, however, the state became a solid “blue”. With Democrats already holding the state’s three highest offices (governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general), after two years of Republican control of the state House and Senate by single-seat majorities, the voters of Virginia saw fit to give Democrats full control of the state government for the first time since 1994 by giving Democrats majority control of the state legislature as well. 

Gun control was the Democrats’ major theme in the November 6th elections. They received $2.5 million in funding from 2020 Democrat presidential candidate (((Michael Bloomberg)))’s Everytown for Gun Safety. The four Virginia prosecutors who won on Nov. 6 were also funded by another billionaire leftist, George Soros.

Virginia’s pro-abort Gov. Ralph Northam (D), 60, wasted no time in pushing his gun control agenda. The morning after the election, Northam told CNN he would reintroduce a package of gun control laws in January, including universal background checks, “red flag” laws, and bans on bump stocks and high volume magazines. Northam said: “I’m convinced, with the majority now in the House and the Senate, they’ll become law.” See “Elections have consequences: ‘Blue’ Virginia goes whole hog for gun control”.

Democrats in the Virginia State Senate also hit the ground running:

  • 12 days after the election, on November 18, 2019, 79-year-old pro-abort state senator Dick Saslaw (D) introduced a bill, SB 16, effectively to confiscate “assault firearms” and “certain firearm magazine” by outlawing their possession. See “‘Blue’ Virginia State Senate bill to confiscate ‘assault firearms’”.
  • Three days later, on November 21, 2019,state senator Louise Lucas (D) introduced a bill, SB 64, that violates the U.S. Constitution’s First and Second Amendments by criminalizing instruction and training in using firearms and in self-defense, “assembling” with others to target shoot, as well as march or parade while carrying a firearm. See “‘Blue’ Virginia senate bill to ban firearm and martial arts instruction”.

In response, Virginians who jealously guard their liberty, especially our Constitutional right to “bear arms,” are fighting back by forming Second Amendment sanctuaries and militias.

(1) Second Amendment sanctuaries

To begin, more than 80 counties in Virginia have adopted Second Amendment sanctuary resolutions declaring that county police will not enforce state-level gun laws that violate Second Amendment rights.

As examples, Halifax county overwhelmingly passed a resolution opposing any new gun control legislation that might be passed in the coming state assembly. In southwestern Buchanan County, residents signed a statement demanding the resignation of Gov. Northam.

Sanctuary resolutions, however, have failed to gain support in the urban and densely-populated counties of Virginia, such as Roanoke, Richmond, Arlington, Loudon and Henrico. In Roanoke, as an example, a resolution was defeated at a meeting of the all-Democrat Roanoke City Council where more than 50 gun rights supporters had voiced concerns before Mayor Sherman Lea.

Virginia is not the first state where counties have passed Second Amendment sanctuary resolutions. Similar measures have found success in Illinois, Alaska, Wyoming, and Oregon over the past decade.

In response to the populist movement of Second Amendment sanctuaries, Virginia’s Democratic officials are resorting to threats and intimidation (Washington Examiner):

  • Democratic Virginia Rep. Gerry Connolly threatens to prosecute county police who refuse to enforce future gun control measures, saying: “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. 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.”
  • Democratic Virginia Rep. Donald McEachin suggests cutting off state funds to counties that do not comply with any gun control measures that pass in Richmond: “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.” McEachin also said that Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam could call the National Guard, if necessary: “And ultimately…the governor may have to nationalize the National Guard to enforce the law.”

The threat to sic the National Guard on sanctuary counties led to this defiant statement from a member of the Virginia National Guard. He told Law Enforcement Today, referring to Rep. McEachin:

If you and your fellow Constitution-hating hacks continue to push an agenda of gun banning, forfeiture and confiscation, I can almost assure you that you might meet more than one requirement for enacting martial law.

If you force local law enforcement to start violating peoples 2nd Amendment rights by taking their guns, you will wind up with temporary emergency due to an occupied territory.

There are people who will dig in. They will fortify their habitations. They will stand firm in their resolution to exercise their un-infringed right. And it will get ugly….

And oh, by the way, plan on seeing the vast majority of the Virginia National Guard become Conscientious Objectors. It will be really hard for them to arrest cops and confiscate guns when none of them will carry the necessary arms to enforce said arrests and confiscations.

How do I know this? I am one of them and will be one of the first to lay down my gun and walk away.

I will not be a pawn in a tyrannical game of human chess. Neither will most of the men and women I serve with.

(2) Militia

On December 20, 2019, Law Enforcement Today (LET) reports that a “growing number of people” have told LET they’re joining the militia. Significantly, these “growing number of people” aren’t just the traditional “three percenters,” but are “a melting pot of people who have had enough” — cops (both active and retired), military veterans, moms, blacks, whites, straight and gay.

For reporting on the “growing number” of Virginians who say they’re joining militias, LET received an anonymous threat from someone who claims to be a member of Congress. The note says:

“Your reporting about the growing numbers in the militia create a clear and present threat to America.  As part of Congress, I’m giving you fair warning that this is the equivalent of shouting ‘fire’ in a movie theater. If your reporting incites violence, or can even be tied to it, we will make sure to charge your editors with felonies.”

One of the militias being formed is in Tazewell County.

Law Enforcement Today (LET) reports that on December 10, 2019, by unanimous votes of its board of supervisors and to the cheer of more than 200 citizens, Tazewell County passed two resolutions. The first declared the county to be a Second Amendment sanctuary; the second resolution officially formed a citizens’ militia to defend the Constitution.

The resolutions also:

  • Remove funding for any law enforcement department that infringe residents’ right to keep and bear arms.
  • Call for concealed weapons training for any resident of the county who can lawfully own a gun.
  • Call for schools to adopt firearms safety training programs.

“Within hours” of reporting that Tazewell County’s formation of a militia, LET was “flooded” with thousands of emails from people across the state – police officers, veterans, and patriotic Americans – who said they are joining. “And it’s a movement that’s gaining traction across the state.”

Virginia is shaping up to be the place where the battle for our Constitutional rights will begin. Molon Labe!H/t CSM, Anon and John Molloy

~Eowyn

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Kevin Lankford
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Kevin Lankford

Long past time to quit blaming voters for democrat wins in any election. democrat voter fraud has been well established and documented for to long. Heck, scum like pelosi, schumer, schiff, and all to many to name being continually elected when all their corruption is as open as the internet should be clear enough proof.

That the true U.S. citizens forming allegiance groups and establishing Constitutionally legitimate militias, is certainly further proof that the will of the people is being subverted.

William
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William

Agree, it’s not the fault of voters but rather non-voters. The turnout in the VA election was a little over a third of registered voters. Low turnout allows the demoncrats to steal elections with their “virtual” voters. The People don’t understand what is at stake. As far as they’re concerned it doesn’t matter who is elected, life will go on as it always has. And it will until the day that it doesn’t, then it will be too late. But that’s what you get when you consider it a hardship to give up a little screen time to register and… Read more »

Will I Am
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Will I Am

The problem is election fraud, immigrants granted voting rights they do not possess and should never possess. Virginians were outvoted by non Virginians and non Americans.
We NEED a revolt to regain our country, if we allow these Communists even 2 more years its lights out for Western Civiization.

William
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William

This is what we’ll need to do going forward. TPTB are playing for keeps now, threatening to use the National Guard to deprive us of our constitutional rights. They appear to be trying to provoke a confrontation. Be careful what you wish for, Bolshevik scum

George Tippner
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George Tippner

We give thanks for the ones we devour and corrupt.

Alma
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Alma

Let freedom ring!

William
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William

I can easily see the demonrat VA politicians saying that militias are the reason we need strict gun control laws. In fact it is the government that is the reason we need 2A. Edward Abbey, one of my favorite writers, once said, “A patriot must always be willing to defend his country..against its government”. And I believe it was Jefferson who said that the beauty of the second amendment is that we won’t need it until they try to take it away. Molon Labe. Give it a try

DCG
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For some reason, the first thing I thought of when I say Gerry Connolly was Wesley Mouch from Atlas Shrugged. Don’t know why, just the face I pictured in my mind of a Mouch.

William
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William

He’s a Mouch alright. That could be a new designation for any soulless bureaucrat who is spiritually and morally empty, carrying out the dictates of The State. Like his pal Uncle Tom McCeachin. What a Mouch

DCG
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Cam Edwards from Bearing Arms lives in VA and is closely following as well (and attending events). Here’s his twitter: https://twitter.com/CamEdwards

MarkyMark
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MarkyMark

In 40 of the 140 VA counties, the GOP had NO CANDIDATE ON THE BALLOT! IOW, the Dem was unopposed, and therefore won by default. How many of those seats would’ve gone GOP if they’d been on the ballot? It’s true that the northern counties outside of DC are populous, Dem, and have influence on the state. However, the GOP wasn’t even in contention in more than 1/4 of VA counties. As the lottery commercial says, you have to be in it to win it…

DCG
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RNC was lazy as you-know-what in VA. Apparently they didn’t want to waste their precious dollars there. Stupid to not even get in the fight.

don
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don

The RINO GOP has surrendered, deliberately, the Commonwealth of VA. in the last several elections the GOP has undermined its own Tea Party type staunch Conservatives and allowed the democrats to take over. They field wishy washy or NO candidates and make no effort.
The GOP are paid palookas, akin to the Harlem globe trotters fake opponent, the Washington Generals, who are paid to lose in a circus like fake contest. Politics is like professional wrestling, scripted and staged, the Republicans happy to play the losers as long as they have a space at the hog trough.

MarkyMark
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MarkyMark

They threw Ken Cuccinelli under the bus when he ran for governor, among other things. They didn’t help Dave Brat, the guy who took out Eric “Amnesty” Cantor, either. RINOs are scum!

Edward riepe
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If they come for your guns give them the bullets first.

DJG
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DJG

Q: “Will they confiscate my guns?”
A: “Only if you don’t use them well.”

Surely
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Surely

Please someone provide links for militias forming. Particularly in NOVA.
Thanks.

Groundcrew
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Groundcrew

Dear Editors and Journalists, This email is intended to alert those willing to hold truth above all else. Virginia’s Democratic politicians have taken control of the state of Virginia,and many of you are reporting on this event. Having been a target of these type of attacks I recommend that media groups send journalists to Virginia, to prepare to cover what is about to happen. When a similar event occurred in the 1990s, 200 news organizations descended upon the Michigan Militia. However prior to the main event, one main stream journalist was there early… and yes they had foreknowledge of the… Read more »

gdw
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Trump says he’s against globalism; “we will never enter America into any agreement that reduces our ability to control our own affairs.” EXPLAIN THIS: -DeVos Signs on to Globalist U.N. Education Declaration https://youtu.be/AQHedpVSpIU -USMCA trade agreement already passed by congress contain aspects of TPP and the Paris Climate accord, weakening US sovereignty, handing our law making over to foreign bureaucrats and forcing us to accept thousands of ‘climate refugees’?? -Why are the peaceful law abiding citizens of Virginia now forming militias and being threatened by the tyrannical socialist democrats (enabled and funded by globalists and foreign countries) if they don’t… Read more »

YouKnowWho
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YouKnowWho

Northamburger will soon be history.
shall not infringe ralph.
from my cold dead hands ralph.
northam makes me want to ‘ralph’.
Governor Coonman. Remember him in blackface with his wife at his side in a KKK outfit. Oh yeah, I forgot. The democrats started the KKK.