The Second Amendment is under attack by Democrats. American citizens are fighting back and passionate law enforcement officers are making it clear where they stand on the issue.
ABC News reports – Virginia lawmakers voted on January 10, 2020, to ban firearms at the state Capitol, the first in what’s expected to be many contentious gun votes in the coming weeks.
Newly empowered Democrats who made up a majority of a special rules committee voted to ban guns at the Capitol and a legislative office building despite bitter protests from Republicans, saying the move was needed to protect public safety.
“Our focus here is to keep everybody safe,” said House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn. “These are policies and rules that should have passed a long, long time ago.”
Public officials have expressed concerns about planned Jan. 20 rallies that are set to draw huge crowds of pro-gun and gun-control advocates. Gun advocates from around Virginia and even out of state have pledged to turn out in force to highlight their resistance to proposed gun-control measures.
Democrats initially indicated that the new ban had been recommended by law enforcement.
“I just have to say that this is something that’s been recommended by our Capitol Police. And I think there are times when we sort of have to trust what our law enforcement officers are telling us,” House Majority Leader Charniele Herring said.
But Capitol Police Col. Anthony Pike said after the vote that he made no recommendations on whether guns should be banned, only on how to implement the ban Democrats wanted. The new policy will require that everyone entering the Capitol, except for lawmakers, must go through a metal detector.
GOP lawmakers accused Democrats of rushing through an unnecessary policy and then trying to lay it at the feet of Capitol Police.
Law enforcement officers in Virginia and neighboring states aren’t staying quiet on the issue of gun-grabbing Democrat politicians in Virginia.
According to the Daily Wire – On Tuesday night, Davidson county North Carolina citizens unanimously voted to become a “sanctuary” for the Second Amendment and a haven from unconstitutional gun laws.
The move comes in the wake of mass unrest in Virginia due to the gun confiscation agenda of scandal-ridden Democratic Governor Ralph Northam.
Davidson County citizens outlined their pro-Second Amendment position during Tuesday night’s vote.
The county Board of Commissioners “heard from 20 members of a standing-room-only crowd of more than 150 during a 30-minute public comment period,” reported the Winston-Salem Journal. “Every person who spoke did so in favor of the proposed Second Amendment protection resolution.”
Davidson County Sheriff’s Deputy Tripp Kester was one of the individuals to speak to the crowd, referencing Americans’ “God-given” rights and vowing to “never enforce an “unconstitutional law.”
“I just wanna personally and publicly go on record supporting this resolution.
The Constitution needs no explanation; it’s been enforced for several hundred years, now. It’s easy to understand. It says what it means; it means what it says.
“And the last time I read the Declaration of Independence, it specifically reminds all of us that we are endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights — which means God-given — among these, life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.”
“Governments were instituted among men, specifically, to secure our God-given rights, and it says when government becomes destructive to these ends … it’s the right of the people to alter or abolish that government, either by voting or, ultimately, God forbid, to use our Second Amended rights to protect ourselves from tyranny.”
Kester who received a standing ovation, added, “I took an oath,” the deputy said, and I “swore that I’d give my life to defend that Constitution.”
“I’m not trying to be disrespectful, but regardless of what you guys do or don’t do, I’m not gonna enforce an unconstitutional law.”
For all those asking about the Police Officers who stand by their oath, here is Deputy Tripp Kester’s speech in Davidson County NC . pic.twitter.com/Tn9bZqns18
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On January 2, 2020, we reported about Yvette Bronx, a Virginia citizen who delivered an incredible speech in front of a large crowd of 2nd Amendment supporters during a hearing with the rogue Virginia government. A passionate Yvette Bronx warned them that citizens have every right to resist tyrannical efforts to disarm them.
On December 20, 2019, the Tidewater News reported about a Virginia Sheriff who warned he would not enforce any gun laws that were unconstitutional, “The US Constitution comes before any other laws.”
Southampton County Sheriff-elect Josh A. Wyche Sr. joined a growing list of Virginia law enforcement officers — to include Sheriff James Clarke Jr. in neighboring Isle of Wight County — who have declared their refusal to enforce any new gun laws “deemed unconstitutional.”
“The United States Constitution comes before any other laws,” said Wyche, who will officially take office as sheriff in January. “I have taken an oath of office to support the Constitution of the United States, the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia and Southampton County. My office will not enforce any laws deemed unconstitutional.”
Wyche’s position on the legality of new gun laws that may be passed when the now Democratic-majority General Assembly takes office, also in January, echoes that of Southampton County’s Board of Supervisors, which passed a unanimous resolution on Nov. 25 declaring the county a “Second Amendment sanctuary.”
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring also weighed in on the matter, issuing an official advisory opinion stating that any resolutions passed by localities across Virginia declaring themselves exempt from new gun laws have “no legal effect.” His opinion also concluded that local constitutional officers such as sheriffs “cannot nullify state laws.”
“Neither local governments nor local constitutional officers have the authority to declare state statutes unconstitutional or decline to follow them on that basis,” Herring wrote. “Nor may localities or local constitutional officers decline to enforce laws enacted by the General Assembly on the theory that requiring them to do so would ‘commandeer’ local resources.”
Herring further stated that “All actions of the General Assembly are presumed to be constitutional,” and that “it has long been the indisputable and clear function of the courts, federal and state, to pass upon the constitutionality of legislative acts.”
And while Herring argued that, “The scale of the gun violence epidemic is staggering: over 10,000 Virginians have been killed by a gun since 2007,” citing Virginia Department of Health reports, Wyche, when asked if Southampton County has a gun violence problem, said that the majority of gun-related calls that the Southampton County Sheriff’s Office receives are for “individuals peacefully exercising their Second Amendment rights, usually by doing some target practice in their back yards.”