86 of Virginia’s 95 Counties Now 2nd Amendment Sanctuaries

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Eighty-six of Virginia’s 95 counties have declared themselves to be Second Amendment Sanctuaries.

The Washington Examiner reports that “15 towns and cities” in Virginia have also made the declaration. This bring the total number of Second Amendment Sanctuaries to more than 100.

Early Tuesday Breitbart News reported that Virginia was hovering around 100 Second Amendment Sanctuary declarations. That night, Stafford County adopted a Second Amendment Sanctuary declaration, taking the state across the 100-resolution threshold.

On December 12, Breitbart News reported Gov. Ralph Northam vowing “consequences” for counties that refuse to enforce gun control. During the same time-frame, Rep. Donald McEachin (D-VA) suggested Northam may want to send in the National Guard to compel compliance with various laws.

The Washington Examiner quoted McEachin saying, “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.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.


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