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Well, this is escalating quickly.....

 

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First  County to Form Militia in Response to New Virginia Gun Laws

 

TAZEWELL, Va. — Tazewell County joined the ranks of “Second Amendment Sanctuary” counties on Tuesday — and took it one step further.

Before a crowd of more than 200, the Board of Supervisors unanimously passed two resolutions during their meeting on Tuesday night. The Second Amendment Sanctuary resolution and a resolution promoting the order of militia within Tazewell County both passed to loud cheers from a crowd that overflowed the 189-seat board room.

Board Chairman Travis Hackworth announced at the beginning of the meeting that both resolutions would be unanimously passed. The militia resolution was approved on a poll earlier this month, but county residents via Facebook and other means kept asking for the sanctuary resolution as well.

 

Hackworth said board members started getting messages from state legislators following the Nov. 5 election, which saw Democrats take control of both the House of Delegates and the state Senate for the first time in 25 years.

He said elected officials expressed concern that legislation might pass that would chip away at Second Amendment rights. Southern District Supervisor Mike Hymes contacted Interim County Attorney Chase Collins and had him get a copy of the sanctuary county legislation passed in Carroll County, one of the first counties in the state to pass a resolution protecting gun rights, and similar resolutions from other localities.

“We went through them with three attorneys. It was not our intent to water anything down. We wanted something with teeth in it. Something we could use to file injunctions and defend in court,” Hackworth said.

County Administrator Eric Young, one of the attorneys, along with Collins and Eric Whitesell, who helped draft the ordinances, said the resolutions allow the county to take action in the event that state or federal laws are passed violating the Second Amendment.

Board member Charlie Stacy, also an attorney, praised the citizens for their knowledge of upcoming bills in the state Legislature. “This board is blessed with three lawyers, and they designed a strategy to win in a court of law,” Stacy said.

He said the ordinances approved by the board allow the county to challenge any resolution in state or federal court. “The resolution is truly designed to allow us to hire lawyers to see that laws infringing on the Second Amendment never last any longer than it takes a court to remove them,” he said.

Both resolutions call for the elimination of funding to any enforcement of laws that infringe upon the rights of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms. Stacy and other board members said a concern that state leaders might cut off funding to the county or remove elected officials who refuse to enforce state law prompted them to pass the militia ordinance.

 

“Our position is that Article I, Section 13, of the Constitution of Virginia reserves the right to ‘order’ militia to the localities,” Young said. “Therefore, counties, not the state, determine what types of arms may be carried in their territory and by whom. So, we are ‘ordering’ the militia by making sure everyone can own a weapon.”

The sanctuary resolution cites the Second Amendment to the Constitution, which states “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” Hymes said he knew what his constituents wanted and asked for the amendment last month.

“We live in an area where the nearest deputy might be 45 minutes away. People feel the need to have a gun to protect themselves and their property,” he said. In addition to allowing the county to order a militia, the ordinance calls for concealed weapons training for all residents of the county who are eligible to own a gun and the teaching of firearms safety in public schools.

Sheriff Brian Hieatt and newly elected Commonwealth’s Attorney Chris Plaster both expressed their support for the resolutions and belief that the Constitution of the United States supersedes state laws.

 
 
 
 

Virginia County Passes Militia Resolution to Prepare for Potential Gun Control Wave

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As a result of a number of proposed anti-gun bills in Virginia, many of its cities and counties have declared themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries. However, one county went above and beyond by passing a Militia Resolution.
This resolution codifies the establishment and maintenance of a de facto militia in Tazewell county.
Firearms News reached out to the Tazewell councilman Thomas Lester, who is also a professor of American History and Political Science. 
 
 
Lester argued, “Declaring our county a Second Amendment Sanctuary is a great first step, however, Virginia is unique because of its constitution. Under Article 1 section 13 of the VA Constitution, VA must maintain a well-regulated militia composed of its people to validate its authority.”
 
He noted that “This is the political subdivision of legislature from which VA politicians derive authority – an authority expressly stated in the VA constitution.”
Lester added the following points about Virginia’s constitution:
This is because the purpose of the militia is not just to protect the county from domestic danger, but also protect the county from any sort of tyrannical actions from the Federal government. Our constitution is designed to allow them to use an armed militia as needed. If the (Federal) government takes those arms away, it prevents the county from fulfilling their constitutional duties. But, this is not limited to just our county, but also as part of a network of sister counties showing solidarity for both Virginia’s, and the American Constitution.
When asked about how the county would prepare residents to be militiamen, Lester explained:
As for the people, our Militia Resolution will be funding firearms safety and training for our county’s citizens, the ROTC and the public school systems – as well as the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. These preparations are done to prepare our citizens to be able to become de facto militiamen if need be.
Virginia has middle-of-the-road gun laws compared to other states. However, Democrat’s recent successes at the state level may put the state’s gun policies in jeopardy.
More counties and municipal units will likely follow suit by passing their own resolutions due to the fact that Democrats have full control of the state legislature.
 

 

 

This subsection makes it the responsibility of counties to maintain a militia, not a National Guard or other standing army.

This is because the purpose of the militia is not just to protect the county from domestic danger, but also protect the county from any sort of tyrannical actions from the Federal government. Our constitution is designed to allow them to use an armed militia as needed. If the (Federal) government takes those arms away, it prevents the county from fulfilling their constitutional duties. But, this is not limited to just our county, but also as part of a network of sister counties showing solidarity for both Virginia’s, and the American Constitution.

As for the people, our Militia Resolution will be funding firearms safety and training for our county’s citizens, the ROTC and the public school systems – as well as the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. These preparations are done to prepare our citizens to be able to become de facto militiamen if need be.

 

 


Constitution of Virginia

Article I. Bill of Rights
Section 13. Militia; standing armies; military subordinate to civil power

“That a well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper, natural, and safe defense of a free state, therefore, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed; that standing armies, in time of peace, should be avoided as dangerous to liberty; and that in all cases the military should be under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power.”

 

 

This is incredible news coming from Virginia, and is likely a move that anti-gun lawmakers and politicians did not expect. While the coming days will likely be difficult for defenders of the Second Amendment in Virginia, it’s reassuring to know there are still staunch supporters willing to stand up the tyrannical actions of anti-gunners in the government. Multiple attorneys are on board, as well as a professor of U.S. government and history.

Look for an expanded article, by Mark Chesnut, on the situation in Virginia regarding over 40 gun-sanctuary counties, as well part two of the story Ignoring Core Purpose Makes 2nd Amendment More Vulnerable to Infringements: The Militia Aspect written by David Codrea.

 

 
 
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1 hour ago, Spartan said:

Well, this is escalating quickly.....

 

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First  County to Form Militia in Response to New Virginia Gun Laws

 

TAZEWELL, Va. — Tazewell County joined the ranks of “Second Amendment Sanctuary” counties on Tuesday — and took it one step further.

Before a crowd of more than 200, the Board of Supervisors unanimously passed two resolutions during their meeting on Tuesday night. The Second Amendment Sanctuary resolution and a resolution promoting the order of militia within Tazewell County both passed to loud cheers from a crowd that overflowed the 189-seat board room.

 

Board Chairman Travis Hackworth announced at the beginning of the meeting that both resolutions would be unanimously passed. The militia resolution was approved on a poll earlier this month, but county residents via Facebook and other means kept asking for the sanctuary resolution as well.

 

Hackworth said board members started getting messages from state legislators following the Nov. 5 election, which saw Democrats take control of both the House of Delegates and the state Senate for the first time in 25 years.

 

He said elected officials expressed concern that legislation might pass that would chip away at Second Amendment rights. Southern District Supervisor Mike Hymes contacted Interim County Attorney Chase Collins and had him get a copy of the sanctuary county legislation passed in Carroll County, one of the first counties in the state to pass a resolution protecting gun rights, and similar resolutions from other localities.

 

 

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Someone's gotta figure-out what the connection is.....between guns.....and, developmentally-disabled adult-males.

 

Are these people who's parents never allowed them to participate in organized-sports.....or, is it simply a collection of people, who need to get outta the house, from-time-to-time??

 

I'd be anxious to see what kind o' goofy hats they've adopted.

 

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"Conservatives have railed for years against so-called sanctuary jurisdictions, criticizing localities that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration policies they deem heartless and ineffective. In the past year, however, some conservative lawmakers have taken a page from the progressive playbook, employing sanctuary imagery in opposition to gun safety legislation they deem to be an unconstitutional restriction of their rights under the Second Amendment.

 

The two approaches are classic cases of false equivalency. Jurisdictions that proclaim themselves sanctuaries for immigrants do not seek to violate the law; they simply refuse to engage local law enforcement in supporting actions that are federal responsibilities. They do not block the law, but simply insist that it should be enforced by those who have the responsibility to do so.

 

For some proponents of so-called gun sanctuaries, however, the goal is to prevent enforcement of state law that the jurisdiction (not a court) deems unconstitutional.

 

Our position is that Article I, Section 13, of the Constitution of Virginia reserves the right to "order" militia to the localities. Therefore, counties, not the state, determine what types of arms may be carried in their territory and by whom. So, we are "ordering" the militia by making sure everyone can own a weapon.”

 

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Ooh, WOW.  This a big time crowd of really poor people.

 

Before a crowd of more than 200, the Board of Supervisors unanimously passed two resolutions during their meeting on Tuesday night

 

The median income for a household in the county was $27,304, and the median income for a family was $33,732. Males had a median income of $28,780 versus $19,648 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,282. About 11.70% of families and 15.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.30% of those under age 18 and 13.90% of those age 65 or over.

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23 hours ago, Phoenix68 said:

 

 

 

Someone's gotta figure-out what the connection is.....between guns.....and, developmentally-disabled adult-males.

 

Are these people who's parents never allowed them to participate in organized-sports.....or, is it simply a collection of people, who need to get outta the house, from-time-to-time??

 

 

 

 

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New Jersey Town Adopts Second Amendment Sanctuary Resolution

Posted at 5:00 pm on December 13, 2019 by Cam Edwards

 
 

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I’m used to seeing stories every day now about counties or towns around the country adopting a Second Amendment Sanctuary resolution, whether it’s a dozen counties in Virginia or a county in Texas. I have to say though, I was a little surprised to see a headline touting a new Second Amendment Sanctuary in New Jersey.

West Milford is now a self-proclaimed “sanctuary township” for law-abiding gun owners, though the provocative designation is purely symbolic.

The township council approved last week a non-binding resolution that “opposes further interference with, or abridging of, the rights of lawful gun owners.”

West Milford Council President Pete McGuinness said the local resolution, introduced by another council member and approved in a 5-0 vote on Dec. 4, was modeled after a resolution adopted in Illinois. It appears to be the first of its kind in New Jersey.

“We’re just letting the community know we are a gun-friendly, Second Amendment-positive township,” McGuinness said.

 

That’s nice to see, even if it is purely symbolic. And even if it is nothing more than symbolism, gun control groups are still calling out the town of West Milford for supporting the Second Amendment.

“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.

Scharff is wrong, of course. Towns can prioritize whatever public safety measures they want. As a matter of fact, New Jersey’s Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has told prosecutors they have the discretion to enforce, or not, the state’s laws against possessing cannabis. Why wouldn’t they have the same discretion about enforcing the law that bans the possession of any magazine that holds more than ten rounds of ammunition?

Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced Wednesday that instead of seeking to decriminalize marijuana possession, municipal prosecutors should use their discretion on each case. He called for the adjournment more than a month after Jersey City moved to unilaterally decriminalize marijuana. NJ Advance Media last week reported what Grewal was intending to announce.

“Municipalities cannot decriminalize conduct that the Legislature has criminalized,” Grewal said. “They can and should strive to ensure that individual justice is done in individual cases.”

Grewal added that each municipal prosecutor should consider several factors when deciding how to proceed with marijuana possession cases. Those include how a conviction would affect a person’s employment, housing and schooling, among other things.

If prosecutors have the ability to use their discretion on the possession of an illegal drug, they must have that same discretion to use when it comes to the possession of guns or magazines banned by the state.

In fact, while I thank the council members of West Milford for their resolution, I think they need to push the prosecutor in the township to use his discretion when it comes to enforcing the state’s gun control laws. If the only crime is a non-violent possessory offense, then that isn’t a case that’s worthy of the prosecutor’s time and energy. Focus on cases involving violent and repeat offenders, and refuse to bring cases against the possessors of 20-round magazines and otherwise legal gun owners carrying without a license. The state’s anti-gun Attorney General has given you the green light, thanks to his position on enforcing the state’s drug laws.

If the Attorney General calls out West Milford for their bold stance, the local politicians can just quote from that old 80s PSA: “I learned it from watching you.”

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On 12/13/2019 at 10:51 PM, Spartan said:

First  County to Form Militia in Response to New Virginia Gun Laws

 

Spartan...I missed your thread and (sorta) reposted it.

 

I hope drjoke gets to see it again and yours since he was hyperventilating when the DEMs took VA.

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On 12/14/2019 at 12:10 AM, LoreD said:

Ooh, WOW.  This a big time crowd of really poor people.

 

Before a crowd of more than 200, the Board of Supervisors unanimously passed two resolutions during their meeting on Tuesday night

 

The median income for a household in the county was $27,304, and the median income for a family was $33,732.

 

bitch & NHO...you're a FK racist judging people by income level.

 

Those Negroes can't help it that they are poor !

 

Besides...200 people is bigger that some of the DEMs presidential candidates meet & greet had.

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On 12/14/2019 at 11:26 PM, Spartan said:

 

 

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Launched in August 2013, Bearing Arms is a pro-gun blog site that covers second amendment issues, self-defense, the firearms industry, crime and home security. Bob Owens, second amendment writer and activist was the editor of Bearing Arms and according to the Washington Post he passed way in 2017 due to an apparent suicide from a self inflicted gun shot.

 

 

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This could lead to the next civil war; and after the first shot is fired, it will spread nationwide. If the governor activates the national guard to come down on these sanctuaries, the President could activate the 101st Airborne to come down on the national guard.

 

If you on the left want gun control so bad you are willing to start a war to kill gun owners for their private property, it is certainly looking like Virginia will be the kick off point for you to get your wish.

 

I wonder if Virginia will turn red in 2020 from the governor’s death threats on the public over their gun ownership. This is a dangerous situation. With more than 80 gun sanctuaries in the stare now openly defiant against the Democrats, this could get ugly. In years past, a second civil war was all talk; now there real conditions being put in place that may make that a reality.

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1 hour ago, Deadric said:

That is gonna enrage the left. Look out for posts, from gun control types, calling for a bomb dropping drone to murder the entire town and any town that does the same.

Right because some overgrown babies are scared of life.

enraged?

no more like laughing at those clowns😆

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On 12/13/2019 at 10:55 PM, Phoenix68 said:

 

 

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Someone's gotta figure-out what the connection is.....between guns.....and, developmentally-disabled adult-males.

 

Are these people who's parents never allowed them to participate in organized-sports.....or, is it simply a collection of people, who need to get outta the house, from-time-to-time??

 

I'd be anxious to see what kind o' goofy hats they've adopted.

 

 

 

Wild west frontier styled hats.

 

 

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5 minutes ago, harryramar said:

I’m not scared bro

i don’t need a gun


I think one of the countries over in the United Kingdom would better suit you. Over there they have disarmed everyone of weapons but the police. If the police want to overstep, the population can’t do a damn thing about it, because the state’s agents are the only ones with the guns. That sounds more like what you want, to be at the mercy of the state.


Maybe you should move?

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8 minutes ago, Deadric said:


I think one of the countries over in the United Kingdom would better suit you. Over there they have disarmed everyone of weapons but the police. If the police want to overstep, the population can’t do a damn thing about it, because the state’s agents are the only ones with the guns. That sounds more like what you want, to be at the mercy of the state.


Maybe you should move?

why do you gun nuts get so angry when real men like me say they don't need a gun to feel safe?

too funny some fat slob hilljacks are going to protect e from trump and his crimes, yeah.

not bloody likely. more like those clowns will sell us out 

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