VA AG Herring: They’re Not Really Going to Defy Us
VA AG Herring: They’re Not Really Going to Defy Us
Virginia Attorney General Mark “Blackface” Herring has recently poo-pooed the resolutions passed by more than 40 Virginia counties and cities declaring themselves “Second Amendment Sanctuaries.” They don’t hold any legal weight, Herring claimed.
Herring told 8News that the resolutions are simply “expressions of opposition” to stricter gun laws being proposed in the upcoming Virginia General Assembly session.
The attorney general said if any bills are passed, he expects them to be followed by all Virginians.
Herring apparently thinks the peons will simply bow to the authoritarian diktats of the freshly-minted, Democrat-controlled legislature and allow them to infringe on their natural rights?
Herring believes Virginians will abide by extremist measures that would criminalize all private transfers of firearms, infringing not only on our right to keep and bear arms, but also our right to dispose of our own property as we see fit.
Herring thinks that Virginians will bow down to Michael Bloomberg-bought legislators’ demands that they give up their property, even commonly owned semi-automatic firearms and magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.
Herring claims that Virginians will tolerate the possibility of door-to-door confiscation of their legally purchased property, since there’s no way to grandfather those who already own what the Virginia prognazis call “assault weapons.”
“When the General Assembly passes it in the upcoming session, those laws are going to be enforced and they will be followed,” Herring said.
Herring doesn’t know Virginians very well.
Tazewell County passed a Second Amendment Sanctuary Resolution, but to put teeth in that resolution, the county also passed a “Militia Resolution” formalizing a civilian militia.
Sheriff Scott Jenkins of Culpeper County, Virginia, said he would deputize the citizens of his county and make them exempt from the Democrats’ totalitarian diktats.
Virginia has the passion, eloquence, courage, logic, and intelligence of Delegate Nick Freitas and others like him who will stand up, give Herring the finger, and say “NO!” to the Democrats unethical, immoral, and cowardly efforts to make victims of them – victims of not just armed predators who couldn’t care less about the law, but also of the would-be petty tyrants in their own legislature.
Virginia is the home of James Madison, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, George Mason, Edmund Randolph, and other courageous men who gave the finger to the British when they decided to impose gun control measures on the colonies and worked to create a new nation that is dedicated to preserving the rights of men.
The Royal Governor of Massachusetts, General Thomas Gage, had forbidden town meetings from taking place more than once a year. When he dispatched the Redcoats to break up an illegal town meeting in Salem, 3000 armed Americans appeared in response, and the British retreated. Gage’s aide John Andrews explained that everyone in the area aged 16 years or older owned a gun and plenty of gunpowder.
Military rule would be difficult to impose on an armed populace. Gage had only 2,000 troops in Boston. There were thousands of armed men in Boston alone, and more in the surrounding area. One response to the problem was to deprive the Americans of gunpowder.
This is why the authoritarian left is so desperate to impose gun control on those whom they consider the “Great Unwashed.” Ruling the peons would be tough if the peasants had the means to fight back, and Herring knows it, and that’s why he is so desperately trying to sound like the Democrats’ gun grabapalooza is nothing more than common sense “gun safety” legislation meant to keep Virginians safe.
“When you talk to those who are in law enforcement and really push them a little bit, like a sheriff or a prosecutor and say, ‘So, really? You mean you’re going to allow violent felons to go ahead and purchase firearms?’ No. They back down pretty quickly.”
It’s already illegal for violent felons to purchase firearms. One would think that a person serving as a state attorney general would know this basic fact. And that’s not what the left’s efforts to destroy the fundamental rights of Virginians are. These legislative proposals are the Democrats’ endgame. They want to ban your ability to defend yourself against tyranny – against them.
That’s why they’re so desperately trying to paint anyone who brings up the fact that America’s founding fathers intended the right to keep and bear arms to be the last bulwark against government tyranny as an “extremist.”
That’s why they continue to flog the absurd notion that Americans will never win a war against a tyrannical government, because government jackboots are much more powerful than the citizens and because the government has nukes. Let’s ask the governments whose troops have been involved in conflicts in places like… Afghanistan how well they’ve done against insurgencies in the past decades.
Herring doesn’t seem to think that Virginians are able to tell Richmond to eat their collective ass.
Herring is wrong.
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