As Twitchy has reported, now that the Virginia legislature is majority Democrat, more and more counties are voting to become “Second Amendment sanctuaries.” The Washington Post called the movement a fad and “mainly symbolic,” but municipalities are taking it very seriously in the wake of Gov. Ralph Northam’s stance on gun control and widespread talk of gun confiscation during the Democratic presidential debates.
The idea, of course, is just as law enforcement refuse to cooperate with federal agencies like ICE in order to harbor illegal aliens in their self-declared sanctuary cities, law enforcement would refuse to cooperate with gun confiscation or mandatory buybacks of semi-automatic weapons. Northam seems to not want to face the issue, saying recently that that’s a bridge he’ll cross when he comes to it.
“There’s not going to be retaliation,” he told a reporter in regard to gun sanctuaries, but he also vaguely promised there’d be “consequences” if a municipality refused to comply with constitutional laws on the books.