Rep. Donald McEachin (D-VA) recently suggested that Democrat Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (yes, the blackface-infanticide guy) could use the National Guard to force Second Amendment sanctuary counties to adhere to gun control laws.
In case you had any doubt that the Democrats had gotten radically far-left in the last few years.
There are dozens upon dozens of Second Amendment sanctuary counties and numerous sanctuary cities too. And the number continues to grow. On December 12, 2019, Breitbart News reported that Northam said Second Amendment sanctuary counties will face “consequences” for refusing to enforce gun control.
The Washington Examiner reports that Rep. McEachin suggested using the National Guard to force compliance.
He said, “I’m not the governor, but the governor may have to nationalize the National Guard to enforce the law. That’s his call, because I don’t know how serious these counties are and how severe the violations of law will be. But that’s obviously an option he has.”
And As noted by The Hill, “Northam had previously hinted that should the Democratic-controlled state legislature pass stricter gun legislation and law enforcement not follow it, there would be consequences.”
"If we have constitutional laws on the books and law enforcement officers are not enforcing those laws on the books, then there are going to be some consequences," Northam said Thursday, according to WSET.
Across the country, Second Amendment sanctuary cities and counties have been a growing response to unconstitutional gun laws and speak to the rural vs. urban cultural and political divide in our nation, where big-city Democrats often are so completely disconnected from the values and politics of their rural counterparts.
Just look at the 2016 electoral college map to get an idea of what I mean (and also be reminded as to why the electoral college is so important in the first place.)
So what does the Virginia National Guard think about being deployed to directly violate the Second Amendment of the very people they are sworn to protect as an entity whose existence is also validated by the very same item on the Bill of Rights?
"We have received multiple questions regarding proposed legislation for the 2020 General Assembly session and the authority of the Governor of Virginia to employ the Virginia National Guard in a law enforcement role,” the Virginia National Guard wrote in a statement posted on Twitter Friday.
“We understand and respect the passion people feel for the U.S. Constitution and 2nd Amendment rights. We will not speculate about the possible use of the Virginia National Guard,” they added.