Originally posted December 20, 2019.
The WSJ writes (abridged):
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.
Liberals across the U.S. have been declaring “sanctuary cities” and refusing to enforce federal immigration laws they don’t like. But they’re less enthusiastic when Americans do the same on behalf of the Bill of Rights.
For the record, other than rare cases we don’t support “sanctuary” movements on the right or left. If you don’t like a law, the proper and lawful response in a democracy (where is the word democracy in the Constitution?) is to persuade elected leaders to change it.