Thousands of cops, veterans, supporters pledge to join militia in Virginia to combat unconstitutional laws

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Virginia – Monday morning, Law Enforcement Today reported on how Tazewell County, Virginia is crafting a militia to defend the Constitution in the state.  And within hours, we were flooded with thousands of emails from people across the state – police officers, veterans, and patriotic Americans – who said they are joining. 

And it’s a movement that’s gaining traction across the state.

Wrote one man:

“I am Vietnam vet, ex-police, retired and am behind your ideas 100% , anything I can do I would like to help.

I live in Franklin County, which voted down being a sanctuary city being the council is Democratic, a moonshine county giving up their guns is dumb.

The South gave up their flag, their statues and now they want their guns, sounds like Hitler’s Germany.”

Wrote another:

“There had already been rumblings locally about a militia being formed last month.  We started carefully and quietly assembling patriotic Americans who are prepared to defend freedom at all costs. 

In the past day those numbers have swelled.  We have a very strong military presence here – more veterans and both active and retired LE than you can count. 

As of this evening, we’re talking about thousands of people that have expressed an interest in being a part of this movement.”

Here’s the deal.  Last week, we reported on how lawmakers over in Virginia were threatening to use the National Guard if members of local law enforcement refused to enforce laws passed in the state that they felt violated the second amendment.

That’s what sparked things in Tazewell County, which said it isn’t going down without a fight.

On top of calling themselves a second amendment sanctuary county, they’re also crafting a militia as well. The Virginia county has taken the movement that has swept across the state and added an element that is sure to trigger pro gun-grabbing politicians in the state.

Just this past Tuesday, 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.

This is not at all surprising to see, as 76 out of 95 counties, 9 out of 38 independent cities, and 13 towns have adopted second amendment sanctuary resolutions. The second item on the agenda was the proposition of establishing a militia in the county.

When both of the resolutions passed, the crowd cheered loudly in support of the decisions.

Also, the resolutions didn’t exactly pass by a small margin; the votes were unanimous, with more than 200 citizens standing by in support. The motion of the creation of the militia had already succeeded in an unofficial way based on the results of a survey conducted earlier in the month by county officials.

But Board Chairman Travis Hackworth said people have persisted to press for the district to declare itself a second amendment sanctuary.

Hackworth went on to state that there were three attorneys on the 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.

Two of the biggest factors in resolutions such as these can be boiled down to funding and prosecution.

The resolutions in Tazewell County would remove funding for any law enforcement department that would infringe residents’ right to keep and bear arms.

Yet, if the state wanted to combat the resolutions, they could deny the county funding in areas other than law enforcement, or perhaps attempt to evict public officials from their held offices. Those are rather valid fears, considering this week’s warnings from Northam and Congressman McEachin.

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 within the state.

The county is taking their militia element very seriously as the new ordinance calls for concealed weapons training for any resident of the county that can lawfully own a gun.

Another couple sent in this message late Monday to LET:

“…my husband and I are die hard 2nd Amendment defenders, and if they want our guns they will have to kill us to get them, but I guarantee that they will not come out of that battle unscathed!!!

We are both disabled but we would be ready and more than willing to fight side by side with all of our like minded brothers and sisters.

We are from West “by God” Virginia and we tell everyone who cares to ask what we think about guns and the 2nd Amendment, that we were born with a gun in our hand and will probably die the same way! Guns don’t kill people, at least not without a trigger person, it is usually by a deranged person  or a gang member or a person in the act of robbery or drug running, kidnapping etc .

And usually committed with an illegally purchased or non registered weapon, the leftist, dictator, communistic socialist ‘ idiots need to realize that if they take away legal gun owners weapons , who have been trained to properly handle a weapon, they might as well open the doors and announce to the criminals to come get what they want because the criminals will be the ONLY ones to have a gun which was obtained from the black market.”

The county has also called for schools to adopt firearms safety training programs. Considering the blue wave that hit the state, along with Bloomberg pouring in millions toward the election, this is a massive win that shows gun owners aren’t going to lie down.

And as they’re pushing to ramp up safety and training – officials within the state are trying to get rid of personal defense. And if it’s not bad enough that they’re going after firearms, they’re going after self-defense measures as well.

An amendment to a current law in Virginia has some martial arts companies, as well as some citizens concerned. Known as SB64, the bill, according to Self Defense Company, would “instantly transform all martial arts instructors into criminal felons.”

They also claim that it would criminalize all firearms training classes, including concealed carry classes.

According to SDC, the law would “even criminalize a father teaching his own son how to use a hunting rifle.”

The law, which was initially passed in 1987 relates the following: A person is guilty of unlawful paramilitary activity, punishable as a Class 5 felony if he:

  1. Teaches, demonstrates to any other person the use, application or making of any firearm, explosive or incendiary device, or technique capable of causing injury or death to persons, knowing or having reason to know or intending that such training will be employed for use in, or in furtherance of, a civil disorder;
  2. Assembles with one or more persons for the purpose of training with, practicing with, or being instructed in the use of any firearm, explosive or incendiary device, or technique capable of causing injury or death to persons, intending to employ such training for use in, or in furtherance of, a civil disorder;

SB 64 adds the following language:

  1. Assembles with one or more persons with the intent of intimidating any person or group of persons by drilling, parading, or marching with any firearm, any explosive or incendiary device, or any components or combination thereof.

According to the article in Natural News, the language of the bill as written is too wide open to interpretation, especially in a state that appears to be going hard left like Virginia. We recently published a couple of stories on new confiscatory gun laws that are being proposed in the Virginia legislature.

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9 thoughts on “Thousands of cops, veterans, supporters pledge to join militia in Virginia to combat unconstitutional laws

  1. Promises, promises, never meant to be kept.

    Your previous history proves you not only a liar, but a traitor to the Republic and supreme Law.

    No thanks. Stay on the team you’ve been loyal to all along.

  2. “And usually committed with an illegally purchased or non registered weapon, the leftist, dictator, communistic socialist ‘ idiots need to realize that if they take away legal gun owners weapons , who have been trained to properly handle a weapon, they might as well open the doors and announce to the criminals to come get what they want because the criminals will be the ONLY ones to have a gun which was obtained from the black market.”

    Well gee wiz lady, you stupid, shall not be infringed INCLUDES you get your gun from anyone you so choose without registering the blasted thing.

    Legal gun owners are those that haven’t a freakin clue as to the “shall not be infringed” statement in the Bill of Rights. Registration and back round checks are INFRINGEMENTS.

    “leftist, dictator, communistic socialist ‘ idiots”….. Lady, this would include them RIGHTIST ,dictatot, communist, socialist idiots.

    1. Was gonna comment the same Katie, these people are stuck in their minds about what freedom is…They still hold onto the concept that this criminal corporate system has some sort of legitimacy at any level.

      I also, love these so called cops and ex-cops & military who claim to be so willing to lock and load against the very same Government they serve and have served; all along with whom they have been violating the 2nd as well as every other Bill of rights since they took that failed Oath which they never kept from the outset.

      Again, stupid, controlled mthrfkrs… When this shit jumps off, it’ll be folks like us who stand to the muster….these people still believe their local corporate Gov’s have authority, therefore they have surrendered before they even started…

      I do think a lot of them have just not awoken to where we are though, and perhaps if it does jump off, then the local controlled Gov’s will at some point try to negotiate or back-peddle against the Feds and State, that might slap some of them in the face so to speak.

      1. I hear ya, Norm. I got Henry to thank for the education otherwise I’d be just as stupid. What really ticks me though is when you take the time to explain what’s really up & they don’t listen.

        But yeah, hopefully these people are just pissed enough about being violated in soooo many ways that it doesn’t really matter at this point if they know fully what’s up.

        They at lease know what a gun is for & who to point it at.

        1. Re: “it doesn’t really matter at this point if they know fully what’s up. They at least know what a gun is for & who to point it at,”

          Katie, I think it matters full well and I do not think they know who to “point” their weapon at.

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          1. “Katie, I think it matters full well and I do not think they know who to “point” their weapon at.”

            I reckon they’ll figure it out real quick when whomever tries to take their weapons. Most folks that are being stolen from know who to go after.

  3. And like Norm said in another comment today: “Clearly they wish to usurp any popular uprising.”

    And, “They have surrendered before they even started.”

    Brilliant, Norm.

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  4. I’m not much of a joiner

    But I can tell you this
    If I were inclined to join a group or one that called themselves a militia , and I found out there were pigs or ex- swine in the membership
    I’d be gone

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