‘The law is the law’: Virginia Democrats float prosecution and National Guard for police who fail to enforce gun control legislation

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.

More…

      
Plugin by: PHP Freelancer
This entry was posted in Editorial. Bookmark the permalink.

9 Responses to ‘The law is the law’: Virginia Democrats float prosecution and National Guard for police who fail to enforce gun control legislation

  1. 1chota says:

    this will not end well.

  2. Larry C. says:

    Hmmm, if police do not follow their oath of office, they will be prosecuted, but what about all these state lawmakers and their oaths to uphold the constitution?

  3. Jim Wiseman says:

    Nothing in these laws will make communities safer. They are all aimed at disarming citizens so these traitors can enact the rest of their agenda.

    The legislators wouldn’t be as frightened if this pushback was from “the gun lobby.” The fact that this is grassroots resistance scares them to death.

    LEOs swear an oath to defend the Constitution, not The Law. To swear to uphold The Law is to swear allegiance to the lawmakers, a chilling prospect indeed.

    Would members of the National Guard turn on their neighbors? We’ll see.

  4. Hadenoughalready says:

    Stay strong, Patriots. The legislators are wrong and they know it. That’s why they want the public disarmed.
    THEY are the perpetrators and THEY betrayed their oaths of office. THEY, alone, are in the wrong.
    Stand your ground, Patriots! You have more support than you know…

  5. Timothy E. Tucker says:

    What’s coming?

    https://www.newstarget.com/2019-12-10-venezuela-proves-government-takes-guns-distributes-fireams-socialist-groups.html

    The government that will take your gun will take your life. Proven fact. Push back against these a-holes. TET.

  6. Lon Albright says:

    Molon Labe if you’re up to it.

  7. Remsdad says:

    We need to learn from the suffering of others. Most of us recall the suffering under Leftists around the world. Here is a brief description of the Russian experience:

    “And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?… The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If…if…We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation…. We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”

    ― Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn , The Gulag Archipelago 1918–1956

    When they come to your town, street, your neighbor’s or your door to confiscate you can man up or wimp out, your call.

  8. Sayedna Gregori says:

    Apparently no one on the left and some on the right either are totally ignorant when it comes to the Constitution of the U.S., or they just don’t give a hoot about it. The Constitution IS the SUPREME LAW OF THE LAND. That means it takes precedence over State Laws. The Constitution guarantees the RIGHT of the People to keep and bear ARMS. It does NOT give the Federal government or any one else the power or right to place any limitations on our 2nd Amendment right which states: “IT SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED”, that means neither our Federal government nor State or local governments have the right or power to infringe on it, PERIOD.
    Consider the following:

    1. “ALL LAWS WHICH ARE REPUGNANT TO THE CONSTITUTION ARE NULL AND VOID.” Marbury vs. Madison, 5 US (2 Cranch) 137, 174, 176, (1803)
    2. “WHERE RIGHTS SECURED BY THE CONSTITUTION ARE INVOLVED, THERE CAN BE NO RULE MAKING OR LEGISLATION WHICH WOULD ABROGATE THEM.” Miranda vs. Arizona, 384, US 436 p. 491.

    3. “AN UNCONSTITUTIONAL ACT IS NOT LAW; IT CONFERS NO RIGHTS, IT IMPOSES NO DUTIES; AFFORDS NO PROTECTIONS; IT CREATES NO OFFICES; IT IS IN LEGAL CONTEMPLATION, AS INOPERATIVE AS THOUGH IT HAD NEVER BEEN PASSED.” Norton vs. Shelby County 118 US 425 p. 442

    The general rule is that an unconstitutional statute, though having the form and name of law, is in reality no law, but is wholly void, and ineffective for any purpose; since unconstitutionality dates from the time of its enactment, and NOT merely from the date of the decision so branding it.

    4. “NO ONE IS BOUND TO OBEY AN UNCONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND NO COURTS ARE BOUND TO ENFORCE IT.” 16 Am Jur 2d. Sec 177 late 2d. Sec 256.

  9. Archangel says:

    A mayor who offers a sanctuary city for Illegal aliens is ok to the left. But a sheriff who vows to protect his constituents second amendment rights guaranteed by the Constitution will be be arrested by military force and prosecuted. CW2 is coming fast.
    Prepare.
    Semper Fi

Comments are closed.