The fight to defend Second Amendment rights in Virginia has taken a new turn. Lawmakers are threatening to call in the National Guard if law enforcement refuses to enforce laws and one county has even started crafting a militia.
On December 10, 2019, Tazewell County passed two resolutions. The first one was to declare themselves a Second Amendment sanctuary county. This movement has been sweeping across Virginia, with 76 out of 95 counties following suit.
The second resolution that Tazewell County passed is something that other counties haven’t done yet — they decided to establish a militia. More than 200 citizens showed up to support the resolutions, and both of them passed unanimously.
Why did the county decide to pass an official militia resolution? It helps guarantee people’s rights to own a weapon. In a statement county administrator, Eric Young said:
“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.”
The resolution also helps to ensure that if lawmakers decide to take away funding or remove people from their elected offices, people will still be able to own a gun.
Hopefully, the lawmakers in Virginia start listening to what the people of the state actually want when it comes to their constitutional right to own a firearm.
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