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November 28, 2019
Will Virginia conservatives need 2nd Amendment sanctuaries?
Virginia conservatives anticipate a spate of anti-gun legislation from a state Legislature now controlled by the swamp-dwellers in the state and federal capitals of Richmond and the D.C. suburbs. In response, a sanctuary movement is rolling along, whereby county boards of supervisors adopt resolutions not to spend local resources on laws that transgress Second Amendment rights guaranteed by the U.S. and Virginia Constitutions. One of the stock arguments of the gun-grabbers is that determinations of constitutionality are for the courts and not county supervisors. My local board in Shenandoah County is considering such a resolution. What follows comes from the statement I filed to counter the argument that supervisors should shut up and stand down: Members of this Board took an oath to uphold the Constitutions of the U.S. and of Virginia. They have the right and the duty to refuse to expend local resources to enforce laws which, in their considered...(Read Full Post)