WV Legislature Offers To Let VA Sanctuary Counties Secede From VA, Join WV


Well, here is something that you don’t see everyday (well, at least not since West Virginia seceded from Virginia in 1863. Yes, during the Civil War.):

The West Virginia legislature passed a resolution to invite the gun santuary counties from Virginia to secede from Virginia and join West Virginia. No joke (hat tip to here for the lead). Chris Menahan writes,

West Virginia lawmakers introduced a resolution on Tuesday inviting Virginia’s Second Amendment sanctuary counties to legally secede and “be admitted to the body politic of the State of West Virginia.”

House Concurrent Resolution 8 reads:

Whereas, Article VI, Section 11 of The Constitution of the State of West Virginia explicitly permits additional territory to be admitted into, and become part of this state, with the consent of the Legislature and of a majority of the qualified voters of the state; and

Whereas, In a spirit of conciliation, the Legislature of West Virginia hereby extends an invitation to our fellow Virginians who wish to do so, to join us in our noble experiment of 156 years of separation from the government at Richmond; and, we extend an invitation to any constituent county or city of the Commonwealth of Virginia to be admitted to the body politic of the State of West Virginia, under the conditions set forth in our state Constitution, specifically, with the consent of a majority of the voters of such county or city voting upon such proposition; and we hereby covenant that their many grievances shall be addressed, and, we further covenant with them that their firearms rights shall be protected to the fullest extent possible under our Federal and State Constitution.

That’s a nice sentiment. The problem with the West Virginia resolution is that the very next paragraph of the resolution says that the gun rights sanctuaries in Virginia need permission from the Virginia State Legislature to secede from Virginia and join West Virginia, and we know that that isn’t going to happen.


Why won’t it happen? Because anti-gunners are micromanagers who can’t stomach the idea that someone else may live their life unmolested by the anti-gunners’ demands for compliance, no matter how unreasonable.

It’s this anti-liberty micromanaging attitude that started the #VAGunRightsRebellion in the first place.



  1. GOOD for W. Virginia!
    Until the United States Supreme Court starts knocking these state courts down, these ridiculous and unconstitutional anti-gun bans will keep popping up.

  2. Then they need to take that next paragraph out and just have a vote in those sanctuary cities and county’s, slap it back to the va governor and his corrupt ideas

  3. Aman to the people of Virginia that’s how you do it,a lot of other cities,and counties should do the exact same thing. Get rid of all these corrupt politicians and put people in office that have walked in our shoes WE THE PEOPLE have spoken and it’s only gonna get louder

  4. Apparently you can’t read English and don’t know your history very well:
    The legislation doesn’t say it needs the approval of the VIRGINIA State legislature it just says “the legislature” and since the last time this happened it didn’t require the approval of the Virginia State legislature there’s no reason to assume that this didn’t mean the WEST Virginia State legislature.
    If this happened the state of Virginia would be left with about a half dozen counties in the disconnected groups and a loss of a significant number of electoral votes. It would be best if it happened before the 2020 census took place.

  5. Since West Virginia already exists it doesn’t require the approval of the federal government to admit a new state like it did in 1863. By the way there is precedent for counties to be added later. There were two counties in the panhandle Jefferson and one other that were added later.
    Now we need to do the same thing here in Illinois and create a state of West Illinois.

  6. Don’t know who wrote this, but there is a great difference between the words “succeed” and “secede”. Succeed means to accomplish something and secede means to withdraw.

    • I think no one really cares which word is used, this about moving out from under the thumb of a bunch of liberal politician bullies who have been bought and paid for by Bloomberg and Soros. While there have been some discussions about the State Of West Virginia having been illegally admitted to the Union in 1863, This seems like the perfect solution to solve the problem of freedom from or servitude to a bunch of over bearing bullies.

  7. While this may sound all well and good the State of WVA should probably check Article IV Section 3.

  8. How else you gonna find out if you dont try!?WV is accepting ……VA counties need to slap the statehouse upside its head. What better way? Whats there now at the statehouse clearly isnt interested in those counties anyway…..til they get up and walk away!

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