Virginia sheriffs lining up to support ‘gun sanctuaries’ while daring state Democrats to come take their guns

(TNS) A growing number of Virginia sheriffs are pushing back early against an expected deluge of new gun control legislation passed by majority Democrats once they are sworn in and begin to govern.



Specifically, sheriffs — especially those in rural areas of the state — are supporting local efforts to create so-called “Second Amendment sanctuaries,” taking a page from the Garbage Party’s ‘sanctuary cities’ to shield illegal aliens from arrest and deportation.

One piece of legislation that may be considered would ban “assault weapons” and authorize actual confiscation of those firearms, but one sheriff essentially dared Democrats to come get them.

“As a Constitutional Officer of Virginia, and elected Sheriff, I am sworn to uphold the Constitution and both federal and state laws. I think our Constitution of the United States would supersede anything attempted to be passed in Virginia,” Tazewell County Sheriff Brian Hieatt said in a Facebook post.

He’s right about that; it’s called the “Supremacy Clause.”

“But, more importantly, I would like to point out the very important question of – Who is going to come and get my guns and magazines? They are mine, I’ve bought them and paid for them.



“I have taught my sons to use them. I say we watch and see what happens, I believe they may try but I’m not so sure they will be successful,” he added.

More than 30 state jurisdictions have declared themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries.

“I am in favor of the Second Amendment Sanctuary. I believe we need to send a message to Richmond that our citizens will take a stance. My deputies and I take an oath to uphold the Constitution and that’s what we will do,” Rappahannock County Sheriff Connie Compton told Townhall.

County meetings where gun sanctuaries are on the agenda have been well-attended, to say the least.

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“It sends a strong message to Richmond that we support the Constitution,” King George County Sheriff Steve Dempsey told Townhall.

Culpeper County Sheriff Scott Jenkins sang the praises of the Board of Supervisors for passing a Second Amendment sanctuary provision in a Facebook post.

“I remain very optimistic that our General Assembly will not pass the proposed bills. Obviously, if passed, there are many of us willing to challenge these laws through the courts,” he wrote.

“In addition, if necessary, I plan to properly screen and deputize thousands of our law-abiding citizens to protect their constitutional right to own firearms,” Jenkins added.

That’s one way around gun bans.

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At least some people that swear an oath to defend our Constitution stick to their guns.

There’s plenty of old Patriots that will shoot the first bastard that trys to confiscate any firearms! That ain’t a threat —It’s a f’ckin promise!

Thomas Green
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Thomas Green

Great job Sheriff! 2nd Amendment was set in place to fight tyranny. 2nd Amendment violations like the hate-filled Dems have passed is tyranny in action.

Henry Bowman
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Henry Bowman

Any law repugnant to the Constitution is null and void. Marbury vs. Madison. The right to self defense is a pre-political right given to each by Creator God. The 2nd Amendment simply states that.

Buzz
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Buzz

The clown and pos Obumbler once said of conservatives, “they cling to their guns and religion”. He and the crybaby gun-grabbing liberals had better remember that…especially the “guns” part.

lawn mower
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i stand with those sheriffs god bless them but it scares me to i see another civil war coming something we should all think about who we will be fighting our young adults in this nation who’ve had their minds polluted by socialist teachers that came out of the 60’s taken over our schools

elphupphy
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elphupphy

Well hot damn. The citizens of Virginia have grown some balls and are standing up to liberal twaddle.

dickee
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dickee

WAY TO GO GUYS AND GALS. ONE THING MOST AMERICANS ARE TOTALLY “UNAWARE” OF, IS THE THERE IS “NO” HIGHER LAW AUTHORITY IN A STATE, THAN COUNTY “ELECTED” SHERIFFS. THEY ARE THE ABSOLUTE FINAL AUTHORITY ON WHAT GOES ON IN THEIR COUNTY. THE FEDS CAN COME, FBI, DEA, CIA, OR ANY OTHER ALPHABET AGENCY, AND THEY CAN DO “NOTHING” AT THE ENTRANCE TO ANY COUNTY IF THE SHERIFF IS STANDING THERE AND TELLING THEM THEY HAVE NO AUTHORITY IN “HIS” COUNTY. PERIOD!!!!! AND IF THE PEOPLE STAND BEHIND THEIR SHERIFF, THAT IS A MASSIVE STATEMENT TO THOSE FEDERAL EMPLOYEES, THAT… Read more »

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