As 100 communities adopt Second Amendment Sanctuary resolutions, the leftist elite in Richmond continue to misunderstand this movement among the citizenry.
Attorney General Mark Herring’s December 20 opinion stated “When the General Assembly passes new gun safety laws they will be enforced, and they will be followed. These [2A Sanctuary] resolutions have no legal force, and they’re just part of an effort by the gun lobby to stoke fear.”
He ends with this:“It is my opinion that these resolutions have no legal effect. It is further my opinion that localities and local constitutional officer cannot nullify state laws and must comply with gun violence prevention measures that the General Assembly may enact.”
What he, Senator Saslaw (the author of SB16 which requires the state to confiscate certain specific types of firearms), and other Democrats don’t understand is the underlying forces behind these resolutions.
The locally-elected officials in all these communities, by approving these 2A Sanctuary Resolutions are sending a message to both its citizens and local law enforcement officers: “We know and expect that you will use your discretion to place justice over the law.”
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