“[Second Amendment Sanctuary] … resolutions have no legal power, but that doesn’t mean they’re irrelevant.”
Here’s a legal poser for the New Year. The board of supervisors in Virginia’s Fauquier County has voted unanimously that it is a “constitutional county.” This is part of a larger movement by Virginia counties to declare themselves “Second Amendment sanctuaries” in anticipation of gun-control measures the new Democratic state Legislature is expected to pass in 2020.
Eighty-six of Virginia’s 95 counties have passed such sanctuary measures opposing restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms. They suggest that the counties might not enforce new state laws limiting gun rights.
Sanctuary counties that decline to enforce Virginia laws are endorsing lawlessness. But it is no less lawless when the courts or politicians ignore Supreme Court decisions.