Dem congressman from Va.: Gov. can use National Guard to enforce new gun restrictions

Dem congressman from Va.: Gov. can use National Guard to enforce new gun restrictions

[Ed. – That may actually be an interesting question. 75 of Virginia’s 95 counties have now declared Second Amendment sanctuary status.  That’s up from about three dozen just a few days ago.  The Virginia National Guard is composed of … Virginians.  Will they answer this call, if it comes to it?]

Over 75 counties in Virginia have so far adopted such Second Amendment sanctuary resolutions in the commonwealth, the latest being Spotsylvania County. …

Democratic Virginia Rep. Donald McEachin suggested cutting off state funds to counties that do not comply with any gun control measures that pass in Richmond.

“They certainly risk funding, because if the sheriff’s department is not going to enforce the law, they’re going to lose money. The counties’ attorneys offices are not going to have the money to prosecute because their prosecutions are going to go down,” he said.

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McEachin also noted that Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam could call the National Guard, if necessary.

“And ultimately, I’m not the governor, but the governor may have to nationalize the National Guard to enforce the law,” he said.

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