90 Miles From Tyranny : ‘They’ve Awoken a Giant’: 20+ Virginia Counties Become 2A Sanctuaries Overnight

Monday, December 2, 2019

‘They’ve Awoken a Giant’: 20+ Virginia Counties Become 2A Sanctuaries Overnight



Virginia gun owners have gathered by the hundreds at Board of Supervisors meetings in counties across the state to send a message to the newly elected Democratic legislature in Richmond.

As of this writing, 23 counties and towns have declared themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries since Michael Bloomberg flipped the state legislature from red to blue earlier this month. Second Amendment sanctuaries exist in many states across the country, but no state has seen so many in such a short span of time.

“It’s sending a message to Richmond saying we don’t want any more gun control out here,” Philip Van Cleave told GunsAmerica. Van Cleave is the President of the gun-rights group Virginia Citizens Defense League, which has been fighting for Second Amendment rights in Virginia since 1994, when they helped turned the state from may-issue to shall-issue.

Van Cleave has been active in the gun rights movement in Virginia for over 20 years, and he says he’s never seen anything like this.

“Nothing even touches the activity in Virginia right now. A lot of gun owners were sleeping, but now they’ve woke the sleeping giant. All these gun owners that have been sound asleep have suddenly woken up.”

The numbers don’t lie. Of Virginia’s 133 counties and independent towns, 23 have already declared themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries, and another 53 are considering the measure.

“There are more coming,” Van Cleave predicted. “That number’s going to jump quite a bit.”

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1 comment:

  1. This entire knee jerk reaction by the newly elected legislature to "gun control" is a direct result of the tragedy in Virginia Beach. Disclaimer: I am a resident of Virginia Beach. While the event was indeed a tragedy, nothing that the newly elected legislature has proposed would have stopped the tragedy from unfolding. The guns used in the crime were legally purchased. The perpetrator of the tragedy was an employee of the city that had access to the buildings locked doors with his pass card. According to the independent investigation that was done, nothing in the perpetrators action in the days leading up to the events that day lead anyone to believe that this sort of thing would take place. There were no warning signs or behaviors that would have lead anyone to suspect this sort of tragedy would take place. The entirety of the City Center area is a declared "Gun Free Zone" and we see how that worked out.
    Guns do not kill people. The hand that wields the gun is the killer. A gun will sit in the same place for ever and rust into a solid mass if a hand does not disturb it. It will never fire on its own. To quote GySgt Hartman from "Full Metal Jacket": "Your rifle is only a tool. It is a hard heart that kills. "

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