Civil war : ‘The law is the law’: Virginia Democrats float prosecution, National Guard deployment if police don’t enforce gun control

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Democratic lawmakers on Capitol
Hill say local police who do not
enforce gun control measures
likely to pass in Virginia should face
prosecution and even threats of
the National Guard.
After November’s Virginia
Legislature elections that led to
Democrats taking control of both
chambers, the gun control
legislation proposed by some
Democrats moved forward,
including universal background
checks, an “assault weapons” ban,
and a red flag law.
Legal firearm owners in the state,
however, joined with their sheriffs
to form Second Amendment
sanctuary counties, which declare
the authorities in these
municipalities uphold the Second
Amendment in the face of any gun
control measure passed by
Over 75 counties in Virginia have
so far adopted such Second
Amendment sanctuary resolutions
in the commonwealth, the latest
being Spotsylvania County. The
board of supervisors voted
unanimously to approve a
resolution declaring that county
police will not enforce state-level
gun laws that violate Second
Amendment rights.
Virginia Democratic officials,
however, already say local law
enforcement supporting these
resolutions will face consequences
if they do not carry out any law
the state Legislature passes.
“I would hope they either resign in
good conscience, because they
cannot uphold the law which they
are sworn to uphold, or they’re
prosecuted for failure to fulfill
their oath,” Democratic Virginia
Rep. Gerry Connolly told the
Washington Examiner of local
county police who may refuse to
enforce future gun control
measures. “The law is the law. If
that becomes the law, you don’t
have a choice, not if you’re a
sworn officer of the law.”


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