Virginia Gov. Threatens Consequences For Police Refusing To Enforce Gun Laws

Sandy Malone

Virginia Governor Richard Northam warned that "Second Amendment sanctuaries" could face consequences for that decision.

Richmond, VA – Virginia Governor Richard Northam vowed to pass stronger gun-control laws on Wednesday even as the number of “Second Amendment sanctuaries” grew to 70 in his state.

The governor gave a speech in Virginia Beach on Dec. 11 and explained how he intended to deal with the counties and cities that have voted to become gun sanctuaries, WTKR reported.

"There's not going to be retaliation,” Northam said. “That's not what I'm about. I'm about making Virginia safer."

"If we have constitutional laws on the books and law enforcement officers are not enforcing those laws on the books, then there are going to be consequences, but I'll cross that bridge if and when we get to it,” the governor added.

Northam defended the new gun-control laws that he has personally proposed and said they were all constitutional, WTKR reported.

"We're not going to take people's guns away," he said.

The governor offered no specific details about what kind of consequences the sanctuary counties and cities would face, WTKR reported.

"They can continue to have their meetings. They can continue to make sanctuary counties, but we're going to do what Virginians have asked us to do," Northam said.

However, he warned the “Second Amendment sanctuaries” that their behavior was impacting businesses that were considering investments in their communities.

"They have concerns when they hear localities are not going to enforce the laws of the land, so I would say be careful what you're asking for," the governor warned.

After Democrats took control of the state in the November elections, legislators declared they would move quickly to enact new gun-control legislation in the historically pro-gun state, the Culpepper Star-Exponent reported.

In response, local lawmakers began passing resolutions to declare themselves sanctuary counties for guns, much like liberal counties and cities have declared themselves sanctuaries for illegal aliens.

Culpepper County Sheriff Scott Jenkins even vowed to deputize thousands of citizens in order to protect their right to guns without violating his oath of office by refusing to enforce laws, the Culpepper Star-Exponent reported.

“The right to bear arms—some believe that the Second Amendment gives us that right, when in fact it’s a God-given right,” Sheriff Jenkins said told his the Culpepper County Board of Supervisors the night the sanctuary resolution was passed. “If you don’t believe in God, it’s a law of nature that every creature can defend their lives from threats.”

“If the legislature decides to restrict certain weapons I feel harms our community, I will swear in thousands of auxiliary deputies in Culpeper,” he said. “There’s no limit to the number of people I can swear in.”

“Personally, I don’t think some of the bills that are proposed will pass, I don’t think we’re that far left in Virginia,” the sheriff added, according to the Culpepper Star-Exponent.

He said thousands of residents in his county already had concealed-carry permits, including for guns with high-capacity magazines – something the Democrats believe should be outlawed.

Sheriff Jenkins quoted Founding Father Richard Henry Lee of Virginia to make his point.

“A militia, when properly formed, are in fact the people themselves and include all men capable of bearing arms,” he quoted.

The sheriff called efforts to restrict magazine size ridiculous and “insane,” and criticized lawmakers who wanted to punish everyone for the misdeeds of a few, the Culpepper Star-Exponent reported.

“You can create just as much harm and death in a school with an environment of an active shooter with a shotgun in five or 10 minutes as you could with most other weapons,” Sheriff Jenkins told the assembled group.

Comments (85)
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flybynight
flybynight

Hey Governor Black Face, are you okay with sanctuary cities?

ikaika
ikaika

It seems that he likes to pick and choose which laws to enforce, and to interpret the Constitution in his own way. Good luck with that, slick.

hoss377
hoss377

And this is what its came down too,leftist socialists thinking the general population will cave in to their demands,and Americans tired of the insanity.

MSK
MSK

Yeah okay A-Hole. Don’t you have a few newborn babies that you want to euthanize first. Civil war is fast approaching.

Mike bass
Mike bass

So...he wants to ignore the laws about ILLEGAL ALIENS, that's actually A LAW and attack LAWS PROVIDED BY THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES.... WHAT A FRAUD..

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

“If the legislature decides to restrict certain weapons I feel harms our community, I will swear in thousands of auxiliary deputies in Culpeper,” he said.

Assuming that he is not going to discriminate based on race, he may end up with an awful lot of African American deputies doing welfare checks and other things that auxiliary deputies do.

At least there will be good "failure to train" claims against the county if any of this large body of auxiliary deputies messes up.

The Culpeper deputy proposal would actually bring things back around to the "well regulated militia" requirement.

CapDog
CapDog

He's all over the map about this. Must be mentally unstable. Keep him away from guns.

Fire0462
Fire0462

Seems like he is giving them a taste of socialism. He will find it tasteless and nauseating.

JBoH
JBoH

"If we have constitutional laws on the books and law enforcement officers are not enforcing those laws..."

Umm...not sure but I think the Second Amendment has something to do with the constitutional law. Just a guess...

Cop Watch
Cop Watch

so after stepping on the 2nd amendment, whats next? getting rid of it! then getting rid of all those pesky laws and amendments that get in the way of government having full control of us! that is TYRANNY!

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Here is a picture of the crowd at my council meeting on Monday night when our council voted unanimously to declare our county a 2nd Amendment sanctuary.

It was by far (more than a factor of three), the largest turnout ever...

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Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

We have 95 counties in Virginia. 75 have already declared themselves 2nd Amendment Sanctuaries.

Wish505
Wish505

Impeach/recall the idiot.

JBoH
JBoH

Impressive!

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

I bet there's more chewing tobacco tins than full sets of teeth in this picture.

Yokels make America look bad and sound dumb.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Ya know what's in this picture? A whole bunch of law-abiding people who believe in the COTUS. A whole bunch are also probably hard workers, religious, pay their taxes and raise their children as best they can, and make great neighbors.

It's funny to me when computer programmers like you call people who know how to fix a transmission dumb. I can do both. These folks in the picture don't need your skills, but you need theirs.

But instead of having good ol' boys fix your stuff for you, you're more likely to have illegal aliens working on your junk.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

I don't call car mechanics dumb. They fix cars, that's a skill. I'm calling back woods yokels dumb, because they are.

As far as my skills, none of you are anywhere near my target demographic. And as far as me needing them, i dont. Valvoline is right down the street from me, lol.

Was i right about eh chewing tobacco though? I know how you people love that stuff, and hate brushing your teeth.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

The more i look at this picture, the funnier it gets! Look at all that hunter orange and camouflage. Which one are you?

Shadylady62
Shadylady62

How would you know this, are you the local dentist, or are you just an elite democrat who had the need to try and put down people who live in rural areas. Does that make you feel more important?

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

I'm not a Democrat. My political stance is BLACK. The Democrats and the Republicans are both racists (probably you included), the Democrats are just better at hiding it.

Far as I'm concerned, rural areas are a sink hole on the country's economy and as soon as we can reduce or eliminate the welfare going to those areas, the better.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

You call them yokels. I call them outstanding people...

I'm not a Democrat

Liar. You voted for Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders. That makes you a Democrat.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

He's a racist cop-hating computer programmer from LA that voted for Bernie Sanders because he is envious of successful people and wants them to pay for more free stuff for him.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

I vote for who is willing to do the most for black people. And you're white and rural, so you're most likely a white supremacist. I'm just waiting on more of the country to realize what a drain of resources most rural areas are, and its slowly happening. If you're not actively farming, i can't see much use to you for the country.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

And LOL, the video you linked has another yokel in camouflage! Were you trying to start my day off with a chuckle, because you succeeded.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Some people wear camo. Others carry camo portfolios and man purses...

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

LOL, what kind of fashion blogs are you a part of?

One thing i can respect about this man is that he most likely has a full set of teeth and has never done heroin in his life.

floridacop
floridacop

HCD you call them names and down them but if a time comes and you need them to survive good luck. Some of those folks provide the very good you eat

LEO0301
LEO0301

You really shouldn't post your pictures on line

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

And i provide the money needed for them to continue to live a meager existence. They should be grateful and quiet.

cops-kid
cops-kid

Use your vote like a rope... HANG 'EM HIGH

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

From the looks of that Gucci purse I bet that black fatass has sucked a lot of dicks in his day!

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Maybe. Keep me updated though, because I don't actively track dudes who suck dick and by the sound of it, you do keep track.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

How's your orange-camo militia going? I suggest you guys start making a whole lot more noise before they take your guns away.

And make noise on forums more public than this. Facebook, Twitter, go for it. Let the blood boil and tell them what you really think about laws, and what you will do if they continue on this path.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

You'd fit right in, but us rednecks might look at you a little weird if you bring your purse.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

It might be closer to pink than orange...

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Redneck militia...

Ghetto militia...

MajScallywag
MajScallywag

You are an asshole!! And probably a socialist asshole!! Crawl back under your rock.

LEO0301
LEO0301

Is that you wearing yoga pants?

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Weird, I don't see at all how your boys would fare in urban combat.

Anyway, the folks I train with look a little more like this. https://d2eehagpk5cl65.cloudfront.net/img/c2400x1350-w2400-q80/uploads/2017/08/15034962311513.jpg

or this. https://www.ammoland.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Phoenix-John-Brown-Gun-Club-600x381.jpg

or these fine individuals that are part of NAAGA (of which I am a card-carrying member) https://news.guns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/naaga2.jpg https://www.ammoland.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/NAAGA4.jpg

or them (bonus, I'm related to a couple folks in this photo) https://gastatic.com/digest/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/NAAGA-Levi-Sim-1-2-1-1024x422.jpg

See that red rag around the necks of some of the gun toters? That's the John Brown Gun Club insignia. You're familiar with John Brown, right? The liberal abolitionist white guy that vowed to slaughter slave owners back in the 19th century?

And I'm noticing a couple of differences between our photos. My group seems to skew much younger than yours, and youth is a big advantage. Also, unlike you dummies that post your guns on social media every chance you get, most liberal gun owners DON'T. It's not something that defines them, but something they do for protection of themselves and their loved ones. It's not fun, it's necessary.

Just figured I'd share a few pictures, because for some reason you people believe the only black people who carry guns are gang bangers. Wrong. A whole lot of us have guns, and you'd never know it. Again, we had to master the art of double-speak to move around you people.

Charlie$
Charlie$

Impeach the POS

WARS Reaper
WARS Reaper

I find this both funny and insulting at the same time. I am Military and a LEO. Apparently he forgets that the Constitution dictates that we swear upon IT, to defend against tyranny, and to protect against all enemies foreign and DOMESTIC. Issuing an unlawful order that could harm the lives of American citizens makes you an enemy to the people and the Supreme Law of the land. And that is tyranny, why the Bill of Rights are there, and why we have the ability to immediately REMOVE HIM FROM OFFICE, as it is the will of the people should it come to that.

Shastabeau
Shastabeau

This a$$wipe wants to ban all semi-auto pistol, semi-auto rifles, semi auto shotguns and what they're calling assault rifles in all platforms! If they'd enforce the current laws, wouldn't have to ban nothing?

Bobholly79
Bobholly79

Go ahead and try

cspcapt
cspcapt

Time to file a class action lawsuit against the governor. He can't have it both ways to pick and choose what laws he wants to uphold. He surely can't violate the US Constitution!

Jailkeeper
Jailkeeper

Hey governor, how does it feel now that the show is on the other foot? Your side (Democrats) make sanctuary city laws against the government over illegal immigration so now the right side are making sanctuary city laws for our side. You all started this

Cduncanf
Cduncanf

“ we're going to do what Virginians have asked us to do” No. You’re going to do what a bunch of fucktards who moved into northern Virginia to work in the Deep State want you to do.

IrishValkyrie69
IrishValkyrie69

First of all, that POS scumbag's name is Ralph. I live in Virginia and I DESPISE this baby murderer. If he wants a war, we'll give him one that makes the Revolutionary War look like a fricken cotillion!!!

HonorYourHeroes
HonorYourHeroes

The more Politicians push us, the harder our punch will be when we've had enough.

Wish505
Wish505

The only consequences I am seeing is that there is a chance that you just might be removed from office sooner than you think. A good strong grassroots recall could end you problem.

ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

I want to live in Culpepper County!