• Va ‘Sanctuary’ Counties, Militia Pledge to Defend Sheriffs, Citizens from Gun Grabbing Governor

    Surge Summary: Virginians are responding to threats from their Democratic governor and Democratic legislators to crimp their Second Amendment rights: a majority of counties are declaring themselves “Second Amendment sanctuary” counties; and one is crafting its own militia as well, thus making sure everyone in the civilian militia in that county can own a weapon.

    Last weekend, in a report that is being ignored by the Deep State news media, the Virginia National Guard responded to a Democratic congressman from the state who suggested the governor could use armed guardsmen to enforce the Democrats’ latest stab at a gun-control law.

    Major General Timothy Williams, the Adjutant General of VNG, last Friday responded to the leftist Rep. Donald McEachin (D-VA), who warned gun owners last week that Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA) may need to muster the National Guard if counties – especially those located in the Old Dominion — refuse to uphold any new gun-control legislation, according to a video posted at the bottom of this news story.

    “We have received multiple questions regarding proposed legislation for the 2020 General Assembly session and the authority of the Governor of Virginia to employ the Virginia National Guard in a law enforcement role,” Williams said in a statement posted to the official Virginia National Guard Twitter account

    Those journalists, who actually covered this story, reported on how lawmakers in Virginia were threatening to use the National Guard if county sheriffs’ offices and local police departments refused to enforce the law that they felt violated the Second Amendment.

    Virginia’s Tazewell County officials are not planning to go down without a fight. On top of calling themselves a Second Amendment sanctuary county, they’re also crafting their own militia as well. The Virginian county has taken the movement that has swept across the state and added an element that is sure to trigger gun-grabbing politicians in the state, according to the magazine Law Enforcement Today.

    On December 10th, the Board of Supervisors from Tazewell County passed two different resolutions in light of controversy circling those who are pro-gun. The first resolution declared the county to be a Second Amendment sanctuary. They join the 76 out of 95 counties, 9 out of 38 cities, and 13 towns that have adopted Second Amendment sanctuary resolutions.

    The second item on the County’s agenda was establishing a County volunteer militia. When both of the resolutions passed, the crowd cheered loudly in support of the decisions.   The motion to create a militia had already succeeded in an unofficial way based on a poll conducted in early December by county officials.

    There were three attorneys on the County Board of Supervisors. Many of the other declarations made from other counties in Virginia were closely checked by the three attorneys to ensure nothing important would be glossed over or left out.

    The biggest factors in these resolutions are funding and prosecution.

    County Administrator Eric Young reportedly considered that element, and that’s why they opted for the militia aspect:

    “Our position is that Article I, Section 13, of the Constitution of Virginia reserves the right to ‘order’ militia to the localities. Therefore, counties, not the state, determine what types of arms may be carried in their territory and by whom. So, we are ‘ordering’ the militia by making sure everyone can own a weapon.”

    Thus, if anyone from the state tries to remove the Sheriff from their elected office because they refuse to enforce unjust laws, those state officials will be faced with a lawful militia composed of citizens from within the state.

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge. 

    Originally posted here.

    Image: Adapted from: David from Washington, DC – Flickr, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=58179382

    Jim Kouri

    Conservative Base's editor, Jim Kouri, CPP, is founder and CEO of Kouri Associates, a homeland security, public safety and political consulting firm. He's formerly Fifth Vice-President, now a Board Member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, a columnist,  and a contributor to the nationally syndicated talk-radio program, the Chuck Wilder Show. He's the author of two books: "Crime Talk: Conversations with America's Top Law Enforcement Officers" and "Assume the Position: Police Science for Journalists and Screenwriters."

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