Looking back in history about how America won its freedom from a tyrannical government in the past, we can see many events leading up to that revolutionary war. There were a lot of events, but one of them tipped the scale so far to the other side that it was irreversible, with the only outcome being bloodshed.
That one scale-tipping event was the attempted confiscation of colonist's guns and gun powder. Our forefathers were very smart, and knew one thing very well: If we didn't have the means to protect ourselves we'd get steamrolled by tyrants. Hence, the need for the Second Amendment.
My friends, while I hope there is a peaceful outcome that ends up with the gun grabbers giving up their decision to make more illegal gun laws, I believe we're at this same fork in the road. Looking back upon recent history we can see many, similar things taking place as they have in the past.
These are things that are sadly leading up to conflict once again.
While gun grabbers have met only little resistance in states like California and New York, Virginia is very demographically different than any state where gun control has been passed to date. Its citizens don't seem to be taking this lightly, or the way they were hoping.
Also, what's going on in Virginia could be the start of something much, much bigger. Let's take a quick look at some the events taking place in VA, before looking elsewhere:
- Virginia flips completely to the left, promising strict gun control laws
- Those who are pro-gun respond with 2A sanctuaries. By last count 93 counties and cities have declared themselves Second Amendment Sanctuaries who won't enforce gun laws. 75 of those are counties
- Lawmakers, in response to the 2A sanctuary counties, threatened police and duly elected officials with consequences like the withholding of money and even the use of the National Guard to enforce their unconstitutional laws
- In response to these threats, at least one county (Tazewell) has made a county militia resolution promising to not back down
- There is currently at least one threat for an elected official recall, maybe more
The numbers matter. There are 95 counties in the state, and currently 75 of them have declared themselves to be a 2A sanctuary. That's a LOT of pissed off people.
And, while Governor Northam decried these efforts by saying the people clearly want more gun control because of the way the state voted, I'd urge him to consider the fact that 75 out of 95 counties disagree with him.
Meanwhile, outside of Virginia, the flame of freedom spreads. Second Amendment Sanctuary status has been adopted in the strangest of places, to even include a city in one of the worst gun control states in the union, New Jersey.
Oddly enough, I have family who live in West Milford, the newly claimed Second Amendment Sanctuary, and am happy to hear that they passed this resolution.
In addition to praise, these areas are also hearing a lot of criticism for the support of the gun-owning community that surrounds them. Here is a quote pulled from NJ.com:
“A town council cannot nullify or ignore state public safety laws,” Josh Scharff, attorney for Brady — formerly the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence — said via an email from the organization’s spokesperson.
“New Jersey citizens have elected their state legislators and their governor who have passed laws that are proven to keep New Jersey citizens safe and to keep guns out of the hands of those who should not have them. It is dangerous for a local government to falsely imply that their townships are above the law,” Scharff stated.
It remains interesting, at least to me, how ” a town council cannot nullify …” state laws, but said state can nullify the law of the land, known as the Constitution's Second Amendment.
Every few days a new sanctuary is named, and this is a movement that's happening around the country. In fact, there will be vote tonight in Unicoi County, Tennessee concerning this very thing.
At this point, only time will tell what happens. To the people in these sanctuaries, there really is only one course of action. Leave our guns alone, or be ready. They're sending a loud message that they will not comply as the rest of the country wait, and watch.