VA AG Herring: They’re Not Really Going to Defy Us

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?

Photo credit: Eli Christman on Flickr; CC 2.0

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.


Featured photo credit: Oleg Volk

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Marta Hernandez is an immigrant, writer, editor, science fiction fan (especially military sci-fi), and a lover of freedom, her children, her husband and her pets. She loves to shoot, and range time is sacred, as is her hiking obsession, especially if we’re talking the European Alps. She is an avid caffeine and TWD addict, and wants to own otters, sloths, wallabies, koalas, and wombats when she grows up.

  • Chas says:


  • GWB says:

    The attorney general said if any bills are passed, he expects them to be followed by all Virginians.
    LIKE HELL I WILL! I will not for one instance surrender my God-given, Constitution-protected rights to you, no matter how many votes you and your fellow totalitarians get!


    (Too blunt, Marta?)

  • GWB says:

    ‘So, really? You mean you’re going to allow violent felons to go ahead and purchase firearms?’ No. They back down pretty quickly.”
    You’re full of shit, mister. I bet not a single one of them has reacted to you in that way. You sure it wasn’t your woke 4yo or something, instead?

    One would think
    That he who would be our ruler would lie his ever-loving ass off? Yeah, that’s what I would think.

    government jackboots are much more powerful than the citizens
    BTW, ^THIS^ is EXACTLY why the Constitution forbids a standing army and left the raising of defense to the states. We have been in violation of that portion of the Constitution for a hundred years now. And folks like Swallowswell want to exploit for exactly the reason the Founding Fathers forbade it.

    Sic Semper Tyrannis!

  • Charles N. Steele says:

    Yeah, sure people will comply. When Colorado legislature passed its asinine gun control law, there was a rally at the state capitol at which citizens openly defied the law, exchanging 30 round AR magazines and the like. (Not wanting to be left out, I was one of the out-of-state donors.) The organizers were quite willing to taunt the “authorities” to see if they had the guts to try to stop open non-compliance. The “authorities” proved feckless.

    Similarly, it’s estimated that New York has perhaps a 4% compliance with its magazine bans and semi-auto rifle registration.

    I’ll take issue with one thing you’ve said, Marta: “These legislative proposals are the Democrats’ endgame. They want to ban your ability to defend yourself against tyranny – against them.”

    That’s the start, not the endgame. They are a little too cavalier in talking about the violence they plan for dissenters. Culling “undesirables” has been a feature of many forms of leftism for a very long time. They *do* want to kill us or otherwise hurt us, and disarming us is only a step towards worse goals of theirs. It should be fatal for them if they try. Never comply with this tyranny.

  • Jeffrey Epstein says:

    The DemocRATS want to do to Virginians what the Deep State did to me!

  • millard fillmore says:

    I think the bills proposed ahead of the legislative session are so far beyond constitutional that they are being used as negotiation tools.When the legislators actually consider real legislation,they will ‘compromise’ by introducing slightly less horrible legislation,and they believe that no one will see through their use of this tactic to get what they wanted all along.Don’t give them any victories without a fight.No matter what the final bills are,make sure every legislator knows that voting for them will end their careers.The two racists and a rapist at the head of state government think they will rescue their failing political careers with this end run around the bill of rights(Virginia’s and the federal copy).Fight them in the legislature,sue them in the courts,and make their public appearances more miserable than ending their careers themselves.Use tactics the democrats use on us,and don’t quit.

  • GWB says:

    Now the governor is saying he wants a grandfather clause in that semi-auto ban. But you’ll have to register them to take advantage of the grandfather clause.

    So, my answer is still the same:
    Molon labe!
    Sic Semper Tyrannis!

  • talgus says:

    I will consider registering mine as soon as all criminals have been disarmed. picking on the law abiding because they are marks you all as conniving tyrants.

  • Have Gun Will Travel says:

    Great article and a great blog. Keep articles like this coming.

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