Skip to comments.Gov Warns 2nd Amendment Sanctuary Cities [semi-satire]
Posted on 12/16/2019 12:13:31 PM PST by John Semmens
Now that the Virginia State Legislature and the Governorship are under solid Democrat control, steps are underway to infringe on citizens' rights to bear arms. More than 80 local governmentscities and countieshave declared themselves "Second Amendment sanctuaries." Democrats are calling for punitive action against "these outlaws."
Rep. Donald McEachin (D-Richmond) suggested "cutting off state aid to sanctuary jurisdictions" or "maybe calling out National Guard troops to suppress those rebelling against State authority. Gov. Ralph Northam took what he termed "a more nuanced approach. If these scofflaws won't comply with gun control regulations I'll sit down with legislative leaders and have a discussion. If there is a consensus that a right to bear arms should be resuscitated, we'll leave them be. However, if it is decided that this right should be terminated we can send in troops to seize the rebels' firearms."
Following the Governor's remarks the number of local jurisdictions declaring themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries rose to more than 90.
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The 2nd Civil War will start in Virginia! Lock and load.
Never gonna happen.
All talk, No action. STFU loser.
Truman sent the 101st Airborne to Little Rock to protect citizens’ civil and Constitutional rights from the state.
Trump should send the 82nd Airborne to Richmond to protect Virginians’ civil and Constitutional rights from the state.
No Better encourage the sanctuary counties to
a) Form their own state! (However West Virginia name is already taken!),
b) Petition to join West Virginia or Tennessee
This I have to see ...
I was just reading something about the ‘Dillon Rule’ and how it says the state has the legal power to force local governments to comply.
Anyone know about this?
Ah, so now Leftists dont like sanctuary cities......
What better precedent to follow then one a DEMOCRAT President used?
Their heads would explode, and all he has to say is “Truman did it, for the same reason - to protect Citizens Rights.”
Except what does the 82nd protect? There’s no little girl who wants to buy a AR15 and go target shooting. In your Little Rock example there were kids who just wanted to go to school & and a fat obnoxious governor preventing it! Good optics! Sympathy for kids none for the Gov! Here you have none of that! Better you say, ‘ OK Piedmont & I95 Virginians you want to live in a AR15-less (or similar society) ok! However the rest of the Virginians want to maintain their full 2nd Amendment rights! Its only fair that you let them go and decide their own destiny.’ That would play better in Peoria!
“... there were kids who just wanted to go to school & and a fat obnoxious governor preventing it! ...”
There are citizens who just want to exercise their Constitutional Rights - both State and Federal- and a fat obnoxious governor who occasionally likes to dress in blackface and KKK robes threatening to put them in jail for doing so.
A Right is a Right no matter if it’s a little black kid going to school or a middle aged white taxpayer who wants to protect his family.
I understand your point, though.
I think it would be better for all if it goes down like this...
1. Governor signs unconstitutional bills into law.
2. Governor mobilizes State National Guard and orders them to enforce unconstitutional law..
3. POTUS, immediately nationalizes the State National Guard thereby usurping authority from the Governor.
4. POTUS, belays the unconstitutional order.
5. POTUS, orders US Marshals to arrest the Governor in question.
6. Governor is tried, convicted, and imprisoned for felony violations.
7. State Supreme Court finds newly enacted gun laws to be unconstitutional and renders them invalid. If the State SC fails to do so then SCOTUS can do it.
8. Citizens recall legislators that enacted said unconstitutional laws.
9. POTUS, orders State National Guard to stand down.
10. National Guard’s entire rank and file get to go home and keep their retirement benefits without blood shed.
That is essentially correct; as Virginia has been a “Dillon Rule” Commonwealth since the mid-1890’s when the GA passed that legislation.
HOWEVER; the “Dillon Rule” IMHO does NOT overrule either the Va or the U.S. Constitutions; both of which reinforce the concept that the RTKBA is vested in “the body of the people...” The Va Constitution further emphasizes that this wording does not refer to the National Guard or any other government entity. At the time the Va Constitution was written, it referred to all free men living in Va. Today it would certainly apply to all non-felon citizens of Va of sound mind and over the age of 18.
For the above reasons, my independent city and a few other cities and counties in Va have chosen to pass “Constitutional Resolutions” which I believe is a more correct and legally defensible course than the so called “sanctuary city/county” approach.
Trump could end this with a flourish threat of the presidential pen.
All he has to do is call the entire Virginia Army National Guard to federal active duty. As state National Guard they are exempt from the terms of Posse Comitatus because they are a state actor. But when they are on federal active duty they are a reserve element of Big Army which makes them subject to Posse Comitatus, which forbids them for being used in a law enforcement role.
They don’t have to deploy to anywhere, just be federalized.
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