Virginia Gun Owners Are Fighting Back By Enacting 2nd Amendment Sanctuaries And Militias

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As concerns about a gun purchase tracking bill (see here) and other proposed gun control legislation in Virginia increases, many areas in the state are taking the initiative to circumvent illegal gun tracking and gun grabs.

For example, at least thirty counties in Virginia have already voted to designate themselves as gun sanctuary cities. One such county is Culpeper County. Allison Brophy Champion writes,

Citizens packed the Culpeper Board of Supervisors morning meeting Tuesday for a hot topic discussion on an adopted resolution declaring the locality a Second Amendment Constitutional County.

Many donned bright orange stickers reading, “Guns save lives,” and the local sheriff vowed to deputize scores of residents, if necessary, to push back on potential state-imposed gun restrictions.

The seven-member elected Culpeper County Board unanimously passed the resolution, joining a growing number of localities doing so in reaction to expected gun control legislation in the now Democratic-controlled Virginia General Assembly.

“All my adult life, in the military and in local government, I’ve sworn to uphold the Constitution and I’ll be damned if any politician down in Richmond or anywhere else is going to get me to change my mind,” said Supervisor Bill Chase, a Vietnam veteran.

While this may seem like a good first step in weakening government overreach, you should know that resolutions about being a sanctuary county for guns are often non-binding. In other words, they are intended to send a message but may not necessarily be enforced. In plain English: they’re just words.

And other Virginians recognize that. In fact, these other Virginians are so serious about protecting their gun rights that they’ve gone beyond resolutions about being gun sanctuary counties and have started their own militias. Jim Grant writes,

In response to the wave of proposed anti-gun legislation in Virginia, many of its cities and counties have declared themselves Second Amendment Sanctuaries. One county [TAZEWELL COUNTY], in particular, took it a step further at their December 3rd County Board of Supervisors Regular Meeting.

In addition to passing their Second Amendment Sanctuary Resolution, the county also passed a Militia Resolution. This resolution formalizes the creation, and maintenance of a defacto civilian militia in the county of Tazewell. 

When asked why they created a militia, Grant quotes council member Thomas Lester,

[Article 1 section 13 of the VA Constitution] makes it the responsibility of counties to maintain a militia, not a National Guard or other standing army.

This is because the purpose of the militia is not just to protect the county from domestic danger, but also protect the county from any sort of tyrannical actions from the Federal government. Our constitution is designed to allow them to use an armed militia as needed. If the (Federal) government takes those arms away, it prevents the county from fulfilling their constitutional duties. But, this is not limited to just our county, but also as part of a network of sister counties showing solidarity for both Virginia’s, and the American Constitution.

As for the people, our Militia Resolution will be funding firearms safety and training for our county’s citizens, the ROTC and the public school systems – as well as the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. These preparations are done to prepare our citizens to be able to become de facto militiamen if need be.

In other words, the Tazewell County council understands that the Second Amendment is in place to prevent an oppressive government. This is a refreshingly accurate understanding of the Second Amendment from someone in government.

It also means, however, that the Tazewell County council understands that they could be close to a civil war situation in which an armed uprising of the citizenry could be a possibility (which is confirmed by a law enforcement officer here).

In other words, if you thought that there might be a civil war between those on the political right and the political left, you could be right, and Virginia may be the powder keg which is lit by gun control advocates trying to take away more Constitutional rights.

Let’s hope this doesn’t break out in violence, and let’s hope that anti-gunners keep their grubby hands to themselves instead of trying to track and control gun owners who are obeying the Constitution which is the highest law in the land.

This will be a situation worth watching.

27 COMMENTS

  1. The fact that there are those who want to eviscerate the Bill of Rights is prima facie evidence that we must PROTECT the 2nd Amendment. Leftists aren’t smart enough to grasp the meaning of “shall not be infringed”.

    • They understand, all right; they are actively “giving the stiff finger” to the entire Constitution and daring us to do anything about it.

  2. This leads to a question – – -Are the gun-grabbers, assuming that they come, going to be armed? There’s an element of absurdity to having them use arms to remove arms, no?

    • Most gun grabbers are not opposed to guns. they plan to keep theirs, they plan for any personal security they might have to keep theirs, and they plan for the police to keep theirs. It is just my and your guns they want to grab and eliminate.

  3. This move, by several of the counties in Virginia, is both bold, and brave. The possibility of circumstances ballooning into physical confrontation is rather high there, I’m afraid.
    It will be a sad day when Americans start fighting Americans. The very idea frightens me. However…we have done it before. I believe we will do it again. I pray not.
    That being said, I would like to be able to contact one or more of the founders of the pro-2nd amendment movement. I would love hearing just how they went about it. I want to know how I could get the same movement started here at home.

  4. Time buy more Ammo.. these Democrats seem to have a real problem with what American people like and want, soon as try to take any guns they ones breaking the law and we need stop bastards however we can

  5. HERE IS A REAL EXAMPLE OF REAL AMERICANS OF THE TOTAL CONSTITUTION! ALL STATES NOW NEED TO FOLLOW SUIT IN ENACTING THIS SAME IDEA TO BE READY IN CASE NEEDED! VIRGINIA IS CORRECT HERE! WE, OUR ANCESTORS IN 1776 DID IT SO WE CAN ALSO! THIS VIRGINIA STATE SUPERVISOR GROUP ARE OUR ” BRITISH RED COATS ” OF OUR TIME! TIME TO ESCOURT THEM TO THERE GALLIONS AND KICK THERE ASS’S BACK TO THEIR ANCESTORS!

    • They might be facing more than just the National guard. While I agree 110% with their motivation and rights, it’s silly to think a group of armed citizens is going to have a chance against the government, which has unlimited access to more powerful force.

      • It was mostly armed citizens who fought the biggest and best army in the world at the time to a stand still (American Revolution). Yes there were some trained veterans but most were not. While the government has more resources it will be a challenge for it to bring it to bear. Remember Waco, TX? Feds outnumbered the citizens greatly but the standoff lasted for some time. Now almost everyone can video and live stream instantly. How do you think seeing National Guard slaughtering their friends and neighbors will go over with the rest of the country? By the way, better to die free than live as a slave.

    • The question is how many of the guard will go against their neighbors and friends to confiscate their firearms.

      • Guard killed the students as Kent State. Guard in Virgin Islands confiscated guns from law abiding citizens. Guard in New Orleans confiscated guns from law abiding citizens.

        • The question still is how many of the guard will go against their neighbors and friends to confiscate their firearms. Maybe almost none or maybe almost all. The Utah guard was sent to NO so they were not dealing with their friends and neighbors and some still refused the order to confiscate guns. Kent state is a completely different matter.

          • Unfortunately, my Patriot brethren, the Guard will DO as the Guard is TOLD!! The Demoncrats have made certain of that through Emergency Continuity of Government measures such as Rex 84 Bravo. THIS folks, IS the proverbial match, which WILL LIGHT THE FUSE on the next Great American Struggle for Freedom!!!

            ALL freedom loving Patriots must NOW be READY to PROTECT AND DEFEND their FREEDOM from ALL ENEMIES, both FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC!

            THE TIME IS HERE, AND THAT TIME IS NOW my brethren!!

            Get out and HOUND YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS TO ENACT CONSTITUTIONAL CARRY in ALL of your respective States!! Those representatives who will NOT uphold the Constitution, RUN THEM OUT OF OFFICE, AND OUT OF THE STATE!!

            JOIN AND SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL TITLE 10 MILITIAS!! If there is NOT a militia in your state…START ONE!!

            PREPPERS AND SURVIVALISTS…RAMP UP YOUR PREPS, CONSOLIDATE AND BUILD UP YOUR UNITS WITH DEPENDABLE, WELL-VETTED CONSERVATIVE MEMBERS!!

            SHOWDOWN TIME IS HERE, AND THE ADVERSARY WILL BE FORMIDABLE, BUT NOT INVINCIBLE!!!

            SADDLE UP PATRIOTS…..LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE!!!

            SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS!!

    • And most of them feel the same way as and live with the people that are fighting this Terroristic take over of government you have to remember Obama passed the law that the united states military could shoot and kill American citizens his Martial law Agenda
      It amazes me that with 75 counties in virginia voting to be 2nd Amendment counties that the people of Virginia cant vote on the subject but be Dictated and stripped of their freedom and rights as American citizens But then again is this still America????

    • Mike. Correct me if I’m wrong, but the last I remember being taught, is that the Military Can NOT b used against its own people in the USA here.

      • James, do not under estimate the liberals willingness to ignore any existing rule. Here in South Africa we made the mistake to think that a hand of friendship can change the way liberals think about power, they will never ever share it, to them it is all or nothing.

      • Obama basically GUTTED Posse Commitatus during his admin istration. Unfortunately, between that piece of sh*t legislation, as well as the “Emergency Continuity of Gov’t” provisions found in Public Law 87-297, and Rex 84 Bravo….the Virginia Guard, as well as Regular U.S. Army, and FOREIGN MILITARY UNITS under U.N. command, CAN ‘ve brought to bear against the civilian populace under Presidential declaration of National Emergency.

  6. So why did you people vote for a socialist communist, you know what they stand for the destruction of America and Our Constitutional Rights, recall all socialist politicians in all states of America and we must demand New Laws that ban any and all socialist, communist, muslums, atheists. In any part of American government state federal, they are a danger to OUR FREEDOMS and OUR CONSTITUTION, all you have to do is listen one time to any democratic socialist politicians, and know we are in trouble if we don’t stop this garbage they try to say is good and we all know it is the opposite of good it’s darn right evil

  7. Julie -Like too many people, does not even understand the American people. If it came to fighting with weapons, National Guard against civilians, many leaders of the groups that led the Guard would mysteriously wind up being “caught in the crossfire”. “accidentally” caught a bullet in the back of their heads. American people are not going to shoot at their own people, regardless how their commanders direct them to. All Sheriffs, Police, and other government employed men have families themselves. What happened in the Civil War was something completely different than what might happen now.
    By the way. The Civil War was not fought over slavery as too many people think. If you read your history books you will find that it was due to northern government officials dictating tremendous tariffs on southern cotton growers, 40% tariffs placed on the growers to sell it to northern factories. AND the first shots fired were by northern troops firing cannons at a southern military post in the Carolinas. Several prominent northern politicians, in fact, owned slaves at that time. AND not one in twenty normal people in the south owned slaves ; only the large land owners that needed them as workers. So why would all the other normal everyday men leave their women alone at home, and go to fight in a war ? People are plainly brainwashed to believe complete and ridiculous lies these days.. Mostly because they are too lazy to research and find out the truth before they run off their big mouths

    • General MacArthur used infantry, cavalry and tanks to remove peaceful veterans protesting in DC. National Guard killed students at Kent State. Federal agents, local police and military all joined in attacking citizens at Waco, TX. FBI sniper killed unarmed woman holding a baby and then for the next 8 days the law enforcement crew taunted the family by using a bullhorn calling out “Vicki (the dead woman) we had pancakes for breakfast, what did you have?” That was in Ruby Ridge, ID. Police used fire hoses, police dogs and batons against citizens asking for their rights. National Guard was used to confiscate guns from law abiding citizens in Virgin Islands. National Guard was used to confiscate guns from law abiding citizens in New Orleans. At best it is a coin toss as to rather or not any particular Guard unit, federal agent or law officer will actually enforce the constitution or an illegal law by those signing their pay check.

  8. To All Virginians:
    I Hope The Virginia National Guard Would Up Hold The Constitution Of These United States Of America.
    When They Are Called To Up Hold The Constitution I Hope They Will. They Need To Arrest Every Democratic Politician For Treason In Virginia.( Definition: The Crime Of Betraying One’s Own Country Especially By Attempting To KILL The SOVEREIGN Or OVERTHROW The Government.( The Action Of Betraying Someone Or Something).History Tells Us A Lot About Giving Up Your Weapons. USSR Under Lenin’s Bolsheviks And Stalin China Communists Ran Chiang Kai-shek Out Of China Then 6 Months Later Korea. This Is What Happens When You Don’t Have Weapons As Citizens.I Can Go On & On. Turkey Gave Up Her Weapons.With All Of These EX. Hundreds Of Millions Of Innocence People Died. When Your Weapons Are Confiscated Virginians And American Citizens Will Die.They Say POWER CORRUPTS ABSOLUTE POWER CORRUPTS ABSOLUTELY. You Need To Go To Your Internet And Watch This Interview With ( Yuri Bezmenov) Title Of Interview ( Ideological Subversion ). Books To Read ( None Dare Call It Treason ) Author ( John A. Stormer ) And ( Fourth Reich Of The Rich ) Author ( Des Griffin ). All You Constitutionalist ( Patriots ) In Virginia We Are Praying For You.

  9. I believe in my fellow Patriot, I believe it would be a mistake for the Virginia national guard to go against the Constitution. As a Vietnam veteran with two tours if this was to happen I promise my brothers and sisters that I at least will be heading your way to fight along side of you and I am sure I will not be the only one.

  10. OOOORAH BROTHER!!! You are not the only one who feels this way, and is willing to TAKE ACTION to PROTECT AND DEFEND his fellow Patriots, and our Great Constitution!!

    Unfortunately, because of covert “Emergency Continuity of Government” policies like Rex 84 Bravo, the Virginia National Guard will DO as their Federal and DoD overlords TELL THEM TO DO!!

    Therefore…it is now QUITE CLEAR that the necessity for ALL True Patriots to BE AT 100% COMBAT READINESS is IMMINENT!!

    IT IS TIME for ALL TITLE 10 Constitutional Militia UNITS to BE AT 100% COMBAT READINESS.

    Make NO MISTAKE….Once the gun grabs begin….THEY ( DEMOCRATS ) WILL BRING IN FOREIGN, PROFESSIONAL SOLDIERS UNDER THE U.N. FLAG!!

    Freedom loving Patriots….THE TIME IS HERE. FINALIZE YOUR PREPARATIONS, AND…..LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE!!

  11. Obama basically GUTTED Posse Commitatus during his admin istration. Unfortunately, between that piece of sh*t legislation, as well as the “Emergency Continuity of Gov’t” provisions found in Public Law 87-297, and Rex 84 Bravo….the Virginia Guard, as well as Regular U.S. Army, and FOREIGN MILITARY UNITS under U.N. command, CAN ‘ve brought to bear against the civilian populace under Presidential declaration of National Emergency.

  12. And so it begins……….Step 1 toward the Final Solution.. a socialist country. Step 1…take away their guns. Then what??? Rounding up all the Christians and sending us all to camps???

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