Attorney General’s response to 2nd Amendment sanctuary resolutions: ‘Gun safety laws will be followed’

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RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has responded to the trend of Virginia counties passing Second Amendment sanctuary resolutions ahead of next year’s General Assembly, saying they are being “ginned up by the gun lobby” and that any new gun laws passed will be enforced.

Following the November’s election, which saw Democrats take control of both the state House and Senate, the expectation is lawmakers will pass a number of gun control measures in 2020 for Democratic Governor Ralph Northam to sign.

Northam has said that Democrats would start with the legislation he introduced for a special session on gun control this past summer. Republicans, who held the majority at the time, ended the session after 90 minutes.

In response to this expectation, Republican-leaning counties around Virginia have passed resolutions declaring themselves to be Second Amendment sanctuaries and voiced opposition to any future laws that may infringe upon Second Amendment rights.

Last week, Philip Van Cleave, president of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, a gun rights group, told CBS 6 in a statement that the “flood of Second Amendment sanctuary localities across the state, and the massive crowds at those government meetings, is sending a message to the General Assembly that Virginia does not need any more unconstitutional gun control.”

Speaking to CBS 6 on Wednesday, Herring said when the General Assembly passes gun control legislation those laws will be enforced.

“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. We’re talking about universal background checks, finally, maybe, Virginia will pass universal background checks to make sure that people who are dangerous, who are criminals and who aren’t permitted to buy guns, won’t be able to buy guns,” said Herring. “So, when Virginia passes these gun safety laws that they will be followed, they will be enforced.”

At least one Democratic lawmaker, Del. Jay Jones (D – 89th) has said he wanted a formal opinion from Herring on the issue of Second Amendment sanctuary resolutions. In a tweet, Jones posted a letter addressed to Herring calling the issue a “flashpoint across our state”.

On Wednesday, when he spoke to CBS 6, Herring said his office had not officially received Del. Jones’ request, but would respond when they do.

“We’ll get it when it comes in. We’ll take a look at it and we’ll make an appropriate response,” added Herring.

Attorney General’s response to 2nd Amendment sanctuary resolutions: ‘Gun safety laws will be followed’

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6 Responses to Attorney General’s response to 2nd Amendment sanctuary resolutions: ‘Gun safety laws will be followed’

  1. KOYOTE says:

    Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has responded to the trend of Virginia counties passing Second Amendment sanctuary resolutions ahead of next year’s General Assembly, saying they are being “ginned up by the gun lobby” and that any new gun laws passed will be enforced.
    LETS SEE HOW MUCH GRIT YA GOT PEONS………….

  2. # 1 NWO Hatr says:

    “… Herring said when the General Assembly passes gun control legislation those laws will be enforced.”

    Until the illegitimate ‘enforcers’ start getting dropped like flies.

    Or until treasonous politicians start getting hung.

  3. Norm says:

    Sounds like fightin words to me,….

    I’m pretty sure behind closed doors in their special association cult meetings, they are very clear on the fact that they are outnumbered at every level, outgunned at every level and all they have is the threat, cause when you little gay boys in your costumes with all your “Authority” actually try to do anything real….It ends….Fearful compliance is their only hope……

    I am but one…and as any of us fall, 10 more arise…. as the seed of knowledge has been planted …and can’t be undone…. better nuke something fast maggots…..cause the ropes are awaitin…..

  4. Henry Shivley says:

    We the individual free nationals for the united States of the Americas dictate that the 2nd Article as the ratified law of our Bill of Rights will not be infringed and will be defended with deadly force with zero tolerance for infringement.
    This is a directive and a command of the sovereigns for the united States of these Americas.

    • galen says:

      Thank you, Henry. This one is destined to go on a finely-crafted plaque in our forthcoming museum. I’ve printed this up for myself and will put it up on a wall in my home where visitors can easily see it.

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  5. Enemy of the State says:

    Cowards always talk big and like to pound their chest
    This is more of the same
    If we took it upon ourselves to just say no and enforce it … they would shit the bed so fast

    Yeah there’s enough rope for you traitors too don’t worry y’all won’t be left out , you can bank on it

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