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    VA Dems Threaten To Use National Guard Against Sanctuary Counties

    Posted at 8:30 am on December 12, 2019

    We here at Bearing Arms have offered a lot of support for Virginia’s sanctuary counties. While Cam has written extensively on the subject, I’ve also covered it in various posts. We both stand firmly with sanctuary counties. The continued encroachment on our Second Amendment liberties has to end somewhere, somehow, and the sanctuary movement is a dandy way to address it.

    However, I also understand that not everyone agrees with me on that front. Most of those are anti-gunners who typically ignore immigration sanctuary cities as if they’re a non-factor, but see this as the most horrible thing in the world.

    A lot of those anti-gunners got elected or re-elected to office in the state of Virginia, though. Now, they’re looking to ramp things up against those defiant localities.

    Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill say local police who do not enforce gun control measures likely to pass in Virginia should face prosecution and even threats of the National Guard.

    After November’s Virginia Legislature elections that led to Democrats taking control of both chambers, the gun control legislation proposed by some Democrats moved forward, including universal background checks, an “assault weapons” ban, and a red flag law.

    This, of course, led to the sanctuary movement. While some in more urban areas of Virginia support gun control, a lot don’t and they wanted to make damn certain Richmond knows it.

    They also don’t want to see further encroachment on their constitutional rights.

    Virginia Democratic officials, however, already say local law enforcement supporting these resolutions will face consequences if they do not carry out any law the state Legislature passes.

    “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,” Democratic Virginia Rep. Gerry Connolly told the Washington Examiner of local county police who may refuse to enforce future gun control measures. “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 suggested cutting off state funds to counties that do not comply with any gun control measures that pass in Richmond.

    “They certainly risk funding, because 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 because their prosecutions are going to go down,” he said.

    McEachin also noted that Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam could call the National Guard, if necessary

    Oh, won’t that be fun?

    This, of course, introduces a serious escalation. While there’s absolutely no way to actually make an officer enforce the law–believe me, if they don’t want to enforce a given law, they won’t–Virginia Democrats are going to try to do it anyway.

    As a result, they’re talking about sending military troops into these counties to enforce their will. They’ll broach absolutely no dissent from anyone. Not a single one talking about escalating things against sanctuary counties has uttered so much as the first shred of disagreement with immigration sanctuary counties, they’re ready to send in armed troops into these communities, turning them into occupied territory.

    This will not end well, but it will especially not end well for Democrats. I’m quite sure the image of armored personnel carriers rolling down Main Street in Podunk, VA won’t play particularly well with the moderate voters.

    This is a road they really don’t want to go down.

    1st source: https://bearingarms.com/tom-k/2019/1...uary-counties/

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    'The law is the law': Virginia Democrats float prosecution, National Guard deployment if police don't enforce gun control

    Dec. 11th 2019

    Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill say local police who do not enforce gun control measures likely to pass in Virginia should face prosecution and even threats of the National Guard.

    After November's Virginia Legislature elections that led to Democrats taking control of both chambers, the gun control legislation proposed by some Democrats moved forward, including universal background checks, an “assault weapons” ban, and a red flag law.

    Legal firearm owners in the state, however, joined with their sheriffs to form Second Amendment sanctuary counties, which declare the authorities in these municipalities uphold the Second Amendment in the face of any gun control measure passed by Richmond.

    Over 75 counties in Virginia have so far adopted such Second Amendment sanctuary resolutions in the commonwealth, the latest being Spotsylvania County. The board of supervisors voted unanimously to approve a resolution declaring that county police will not enforce state-level gun laws that violate Second Amendment rights.

    Virginia Democratic officials, however, already say local law enforcement supporting these resolutions will face consequences if they do not carry out any law the state Legislature passes.

    “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,” Democratic Virginia Rep. Gerry Connolly told the Washington Examiner of local county police who may refuse to enforce future gun control measures. “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 suggested cutting off state funds to counties that do not comply with any gun control measures that pass in Richmond.

    “They certainly risk funding, because 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 because their prosecutions are going to go down,” he said.

    McEachin also noted that Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam could call the National Guard, if necessary.

    “And ultimately, I'm not the governor, but the governor may have to nationalize the National Guard to enforce the law,” he said. “That's his call, because I don't know how serious these counties are and how severe the violations of law will be. But that's obviously an option he has.”

    Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring blamed the numerous Second Amendment resolutions in the state on the “gun lobby” as a tactic to frighten state residents.

    “The resolutions that are being passed are being ginned up by the gun lobby to try to scare people. What we’re talking about here are laws that will make our communities and our streets safer,” Herring told CBS 6.


    “So, when Virginia passes these gun safety laws that they will be followed, they will be enforced,” he added.

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    The sleeping giant is now wide awake.

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    if VA was stupid enough to try anything - they'd get NG members to show - same same with LEOs >>> and eventually they'd kill a homeowner or open up on protesters ...

    that would effectively end the gun control in the country - the BLM killed those guys in OR and that kizzed it's fate >> VA killing someone would be a modern day Boston Massacre - result would be a Bunker Hill across the country ....

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    This is getting down right scary! These ass wipes have absolutely no regard for the constitution. They're drunk with power, the desire to rule, dictate, pass "laws" that support ONLY their warped, twisted, demonic ideas of how things should be. Enforce them through threats, force, intimidation, even torture. So what are they gonna do, send in tanks, storm troopers, destroy towns, kill citizens? How long do they think this will go before it turns back on them and they become the victims of their own sick madness!!?? Folks, this is EXACTLY what the entire country would have faced if the demonic bitch, Klinton, had attained the Presidency.

    They can't arrest everyone in the entire state, so are they just gonna expect the National Guard to murder, gun down in the streets, anyone and everyone who defies them? That's more or less what I read into it. Anyone sort of interpret it this way, or have I really gone off the deep end?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Illini Warrior View Post
    if VA was stupid enough to try anything - they'd get NG members to show - same same with LEOs >>> and eventually they'd kill a homeowner or open up on protesters ...

    that would effectively end the gun control in the country - the BLM killed those guys in OR and that kizzed it's fate >> VA killing someone would be a modern day Boston Massacre - result would be a Bunker Hill across the country ....
    IW, from the way I'm reading it, those SOBs are just that stupid, arrogant, drunk on power and filled with sanctimonious self righteousness. They really seem to think they can do just as they please, EVEN, to the murder of citizens in order to ram their agenda down the citizens' throats by force. They're not just power mad, they're criminally insane!

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    Them idiots are gettin way up on their high horse. One of them will overstep their bounds if the law when passed dont go straight the the Supreme Court. All hell will break loose shortly there after.
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    I have a feeling this begins and ends in Virginia. Just saying. Won't just be Virginians in this fight, if you get my drift.

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    I personally believe that a deployment of the National Guard will not happen (At least not immediately). The Democratic State government will instead try to coerce the non compliant counties by dropping state funding and working through the courts with lawsuits and such.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bambam View Post
    I have a feeling this begins and ends in Virginia. Just saying. Won't just be Virginians in this fight, if you get my drift.

    if you followed the BLM standoff - you know that supporters came from all over the country >>> if it came to an armed citizenry VS the State of VA - there wouldn't be enough parking in that state for everyone pouring in - the blacks luv to talk about the fictious "Million Man March on DC" - good chance there could be an actual million surrounding Richmond ...

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    I may be just hoping or wishing, but I can't help but think there are a lot of former/retired military, LEOs, NG and active duty...including Senior NCOs and Officers, who aren't going to take too kindly to this. A rogue, socialist Governor and Legislature trying to use them to impose, by force, their will upon the citizens of the state who have done nothing wrong. What they propose goes way beyond any common sense actions, realities that exist. As I've stated, they are mad drunk with a feeling of power, ego, self importance, believing they are now in position and have the authority to change everything to the way THEY think it should be, without proper due process. They seem to believe, as did Barak Obama, that they can just set aside and disregard all parts of the constitution they don't want, and force their will upon the people. This all smacks of King George III being reincarnated. Its history repeating itself...at least to this point anyway. That's the way I see it, but you know what they say about opinions, and mine may stink the worst. I don't know. I'm jes a dumb l'il ole country boy wif a High School dee-ploma and a smidgen of kolledge kredits.
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