Virginia Sheriff Proclaims Proposed Gun Control Laws 'Will Not Be Enforced'

Source: The Western Journal - View Original Article
Published: Feb 09, 2020
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52% Conservative


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Gun Control
Illegal Immigration

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94% "And if that conversation includes lawmen like Grayson County Sheriff Richard Vaughan, it just might open a few eyes.""
87% "He would be in charge of enforcing the new laws in his jurisdiction -- and from what Vaughan told reporters Monday, that wasn't going ..."
73% "According to the Virginia Citizens Defense League, Grayson County is one of 136 Virginia jurisdictions that have pre-emptively declared themselves sanctuaries of Second Amendment ..."
68% "As the chief law enforcement officer of a county far to the west of Richmond's Capitol Square, Vaughan has a perspective not many in ..."
65% "It could be an eye-opening experience.""
63% "As a sheriff, I am the last line of defense between law-abiding gun owners and the politicians who want to take away their rights, ..."
58% "The key difference, however, is that the Second Amendment sanctuaries are upholding the constitutional rights of American citizens.""
55% "That might seem like a self-evident truth to many Americans, but in a time when Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives rammed through ..."
54% "Vaughan was one of thousands of pro-Second Amendment demonstrators on hand in the Old Dominion capital of Richmond on Monday to protest against proposed ..."

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94% : And if that conversation includes lawmen like Grayson County Sheriff Richard Vaughan, it just might open a few eyes.
87% : He would be in charge of enforcing the new laws in his jurisdiction -- and from what Vaughan told reporters Monday, that wasn't going to happen.
73% : According to the Virginia Citizens Defense League, Grayson County is one of 136 Virginia jurisdictions that have pre-emptively declared themselves "sanctuaries" of Second Amendment rights amid the looming prospect of gun control laws emanating from the Democratic-controlled legislature and governor's office.
68% : As the chief law enforcement officer of a county far to the west of Richmond's Capitol Square, Vaughan has a perspective not many in the crowd could share.
65% : The Democrats now in charge of making laws in Virginia might want to take a moment to talk to the men and women who enforce them.
65% : It could be an eye-opening experience.
63% : "As a sheriff, I am the last line of defense between law-abiding gun owners and the politicians who want to take away their rights," he said.
58% : The key difference, however, is that the Second Amendment "sanctuaries" are upholding the constitutional rights of American citizens.
55% : That might seem like a self-evident truth to many Americans, but in a time when Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives rammed through two articles of impeachment against a duly elected President Donald Trump on laughably amorphous grounds, the sentiment was more than welcome.
54% : Vaughan was one of thousands of pro-Second Amendment demonstrators on hand in the Old Dominion capital of Richmond on Monday to protest against proposed laws infringing on gun rights -- but he was far from the usual protester.
50% : "Some of these bills being proposed are just unconstitutional, and we will not enforce them," Vaughan said.
50% : And when Democrats in states like Virginia are attempting to use their legislative power to assail American rights, Vaughan's words were as bracing as Monday's January weather in the east.
48% : On Jan. 13, as The Washington Post reported, the state Senate Judiciary Committee approved bills that "would require background checks on all firearms purchases, allow law enforcement to temporarily remove guns from individuals deemed a risk to themselves or others, let localities ban weapons from certain events and government buildings, and cap handgun purchases at one per month.
46% : They're unconstitutional," Vaughan told Benny Johnson, chief creative officer of the conservative group Turning Point USA.
44% : "If the bills go through as proposed, they will not be enforced.
43% : Judging by the response on social media, Vaughan has plenty of support.
31% : "We swore to uphold the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of Virginia, and that's what we'll do," he said.
25% : The gun rights advocates' tactic mimics the "sanctuary" policies of liberal jurisdictions that shelter illegal immigrants in defiance of federal law.
25% : It might seem like a simple thing, but the men and women who make laws in places like Virginia's capital really ought to talk to the men and women who are charged with enforcing them.
21% : Vaughan didn't specify what bills he was referring to, but there has been plenty of anti-gun action in Richmond already.
5% : Illegal immigrant "sanctuaries" are doing almost exactly the opposite -- violating federal laws to support questionable or non-existent rights of non-citizens, potentially violent criminals, who actually are actually breaking the law by being in the country in the first place.
3% : In a Reuters report from the Richmond rally, Vaughan had a message similar to what he'd told Turning Point USA.

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