Everytown Submits FOIA Request Over Flood of Second Amendment Sanctuary Resolutions

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Before the Second Amendment sanctuary movement took off in VA, there were around 265 2A sanctuary municipalities nationwide. Since the November election Virginia has added over 100 new ones. file IMG iStock

Warrenton, VA-(Ammoland.com)- Everytown For Gun Safety Support Fund has submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors in rural Virginia.

Kristine Chapman of the Bloomberg funded anti-gun group sent the request to Fauquier County Administrator Paul S. McCulla. Chapman asked McCulla to provide her with all written and electronic documents pertaining to the Board’s consideration for a resolution that protects its citizen’s right to bear arms under the US Constitution and Virginia Constitution. The Board of Supervisors considered the resolution at its December 12th, 2019 meeting.

Chapman, a resident of the ultra-liberal DC suburb of Arlington, wants all emails and other correspondence that the Supervisors received from the public about their Second Amendment Sanctuary resolution. They also want the communications that the Supervisors sent to each other and the general public dealing with the resolution.

Everytown For Gun Safety also wants all drafts of the resolutions, preparatory memos, and summaries of all meetings dealing with the counties’ Second Amendment sanctuary movement. The December 12th meeting went late into the night as speaker after speaker voiced their support the resolution. Over 2000 gun-rights supporters turned up to the meeting.

The Second Amendment Sanctuary movement has taken off in Virginia after Democrats, on the back of Bloomberg’s money, took control over both houses of the Virginia legislature. Almost immediately, the new leftist regime started proposing California-style Draconian gun laws. Most of the state is still pro-gun and began to resist what a lot of Virginia residents saw as the beginning of tyranny.

Before the Second Amendment sanctuary movement took off in Virginia, there were around 265 Second Amendment sanctuary municipalities nationwide. Since the November election Virginia has added over 100 new ones to the list. The movement has caught the eye of both sides of the gun debate.

The anti-gun group has also requested all written and electronic communications dealing with Fauquier County’s enforcement of gun laws. It seems that Everytown is trying to figure the county’s plan to or not to enforce new gun laws. Many counties in the Commonwealth have taken a stand against enforcing new gun laws.

Chapman also wants the county to turn over all information on written, electronic, in-person, and telephone conversations between employees and representatives of Fauquier County and different pro-gun groups. These groups include the National Rifle Association, VCDL, the Second Amendment Foundation, Gun Owners of America, the Virginia Constitutional Conservatives, III% United Patriots of Virginia, and Virginia Oath Keepers. All these groups are pushing counties within the Commonwealth to become Second Amendment sanctuaries.

These groups look at being included in Everytown’s FOIA request as a signed that they are getting the job done in Virginia. Matt Ballard of III% United Patriots, who runs their Second Amendment sanctuary efforts, thinks the request is a sign that the pro-gun side is winning the fight.

“Everytown is grasping at straws and using fear tactics,” Ballard told AmmoLand. “Ill% United Patriots of Virginia will not back down from applying pressure to socialist ideologies. III% United Patriot of Virginia would like to remind you; we are the grassroots community. Our members have been in the majority of council and board meetings asking for 2A sanctuaries against your unconstitutional, fearmongering and misinformation attempts in our great state of Virginia. We are comprised of many different ethnicities and professions. We are using the system that our founding fathers have put in place to combat unconstitutional and unjust laws. We will not stand for the ideological hatred that Everytown has put towards the common, every day American. We will not compromise. We have nothing to hide. We support anyone who wants to use FOIA, as it’s the people’s right to keep tabs on the government.”

Fauquier County will vote on the resolution on December 23rd. The public is encouraged to contact the board members and let their stance be known.

Kristine Chapman and Everytown For Gun Safety did not respond to AmmoLand’s request for comment.

About John CrumpJohn Crump

John is an NRA instructor and a constitutional activist. He is the former CEO of Veritas Firearms, LLC and is the co-host of The Patriot News Podcast which can be found at www.blogtalkradio.com/patriotnews. John has written extensively on the patriot movement including 3%’ers, Oath Keepers, and Militias. In addition to the Patriot movement, John has written about firearms, interviewed people of all walks of life, and on the Constitution. John lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and sons and is currently working on a book on leftist deplatforming methods and can be followed on Twitter at @crumpyss, on Facebook at realjohncrump, or at www.crumpy.com.

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Cruiser
Cruiser
1 year ago

I question Michael Bloomberg’s mental state, “The man who would be king.”
Seems like a spoiled child with too much money.
They may have to comply with the FOIA but nobody says they have to make it easy.
Misinformation is given out by the MSM every day.

jmb1911
jmb1911
1 year ago

Rattlerjake,

Your comment here about what Virginia is doing to stand up against the unconstitutional laws that are being enacted in to law, should be done in every state is absolutely right!!!!!

jmb1911
jmb1911
1 year ago

Mr. Crump, a very well written and informative article on Everytown for Gun Safety’s FIOA on this issue, My own opinion on this is they want it so their group can either petition the courts on this and declare the Second Amendment Sanctuary Counties unconstitutional, and the County Board of Supervisors in each of the A Sanctuary Counties. Anti gun groups like Everytown For Gun Safety are nothing but SUBVERSIVES, as is Michael Bloomberg and all the other presidential candidates and politicians who are anti 2A. Bloomberg is nothing more than a powerful and rich tyrant and control freak a… Read more »

Rattlerjake
Rattlerjake
1 year ago
Reply to  jmb1911

Although I think it is outstanding to see Virginians stand up against these anti-Constitution laws, why is it that our entire nation hasn’t stood up against ALL anti-Constitution laws, both federal and state? Not only is the NFA unconstitutional, but nearly every state has anti-gun laws that have stayed in place for decades.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 year ago
Reply to  Rattlerjake

@USA, Who put a dime in you this morning?

WP
WP
1 year ago
Reply to  Rattlerjake

While the effort here is being organized by officials at the county level in Virginia, there are citizens in CT, NY, MD, CO, OR, and WA (and probably more) that are participating in Armed Civil Disobedience of Non-Compliance. It has been demonstrated that the movement has frightened the wannabe tyrants into inaction. Here in Kommiecticut back in post Sandy Hook 2013, state officials claimed there would be “vigorous enforcement” of the new intolerable/unconstitutional acts. There have been very few prosecutions; only of stupid people and criminals committing other crimes. I can vouch personally that the gun economy of this state… Read more »

MICHAEL J
MICHAEL J
1 year ago

Freedom of information about citizens defending the Constitution?

NCTJ
NCTJ
1 year ago

It would be interesting to “see” Everytown’s calls to Capital Hill, George Soros, Bloomberg & other friends against the Constitution.

Camotim
Camotim
1 year ago

Pro-Second Amendment advocates need to return the favor and seek the same type of information about firearms thieves.

Bluemax
Bluemax
1 year ago

Why is the peoples choice the enemy? “TYRANNY”

Hankus
Hankus
1 year ago

Hey Chapman, I got a straw for you to grasp right here.

Doszap
Doszap
1 year ago

EVERYTOWN, is a joke.A bunch of screaming ninnies females that have never read any founding documents.
Bought paid for and Funded by MIKE BLOOMTURD.

Arny
Arny
1 year ago

It can work two ways. How about looking into the elections ? I still believe any ABLE BODIED person NOT working receiving a Govt. subsidy should not be voting. If you lack the capability to get by in life on your own why should you decide how mine is run ? Imagine the jobs that would be created in the process for voter turnout. Especially in low employment neighborhoods, lol. I’m 52 with NO kids. My choice. I never expected others to take care of my responsibility.Imagine how many would be unable to vote for change that hurts our country.… Read more »

SGT_Wombat
SGT_Wombat
1 year ago
Reply to  Arny

Excellent idea “Comrade” Arny. Nothing like denying people their right to vote just because they don’t have a job.

NightFire
NightFire
1 year ago
Reply to  Arny

So, that combat vet that had his spinal cord severed during a military operation shouldn’t be allowed to vote?

Ansel Hazen
1 year ago
Reply to  NightFire

He did state “able bodied”. So all disabled vets should be exempt from the non voter category.

NightFire
NightFire
1 year ago
Reply to  Ansel Hazen

He also said “If you lack the capability”

He’s making more of a point that only those he deems worthy should only have the subset of rights he thinks they do or do not deserve.

Ansel Hazen
1 year ago
Reply to  NightFire

Well I at least, don’t write off disabled veterans simply because they have a disability. Our Founding Fathers started things off by requiring you to own land in order to vote. That does suggest they felt such a right required at least some manner of responsible behavior.

NightFire
NightFire
1 year ago
Reply to  Arny

There’s not much difference between your dream of only employed people voting and white, male, landowners of a specific religion, which is how it used to be in the USA

Heed the Call-up
Heed the Call-up
1 year ago
Reply to  NightFire

Night, posting lies does not prove your point.

RoyD
RoyD
1 year ago
Reply to  NightFire

I do get nostalgic at times; sigh.

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
1 year ago

Dear ” Everytown For Gun Safety Support Fund” All of the above mention items you request were lost when our hard drive took a hit from a lightning strike. We are sorry to say we can’t fill your requests…Now go pound sand.

Vanns40
Vanns40
1 year ago

Technically the House approves the articles of impeachment when it informs the Senate, which they are slow walking at this point. This is to their detriment as, if they drag the “technical informing” part out too long the Senate May declare it of so little importance that it is moot. Or, they may simply dismiss it upon receiving it. The Democrats sit on this at their own peril.

Conviction of the articles of impeachment only comes if and when there is a trial in the Senate.

Judge Priest
Judge Priest
1 year ago

Me’thinks someone should change their drawers….

Truth
Truth
1 year ago

More so, he is not legally and technically impeached until the Senate holds a trial and finds him guilty, which, hopefully will not happen. However, with snakes-in-the-grass Graham and McConnell and other potential traitors, I will wait to see. Graham doesn’t want to call witnesses – what is he hiding or afraid of?

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 year ago
Reply to  Truth

, The House of Reps never did hold an impeachment hearing vote. So what the House did was not an impeachment hearing. The democrats want everyone to over look and forget that little detail.
What the dems did was not an impeachment process, and never will be.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 year ago
Reply to  Truth

, Why bother having a trial or calling witnesses. That is just a waste of time and money that will bog down the Senate. Why does not the whole Congress just get back to the work that we pay them for?

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 year ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

@USA, Is that a play on words?

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 year ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

@USA, you too, and all patriots, MC and a HNF!

Dave in Fairfax
Dave in Fairfax
1 year ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

USA, Being a woodworker myself, I have a couple of technical questions for you. On the rope: slip noose or stopped knot? Wooden ear catch or not? Do you prefer bridle joints or dovetails in your timber framing for the lintel? I’m assuming that you pin your joints.
Enquiring minds want to know.

Dave in Fairfax
Dave in Fairfax
1 year ago

USA, Wow, I hardly know what to say. It sounds great, even if you didn’t answer my questions. I’m looking to stay warmer as I get older, though, so the Rockies are a non-starter. I guess I’ll have to keep your money in my pocket. Thanks for the offer though.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 year ago
Reply to  Truth

@USA, Yeah, Red= remove all democrats. MC and a HNF

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 year ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

@USA, You are right! I must have had a brain fart in mid thought!

Tionico
Tionico
1 year ago
Reply to  Truth

refusing to call more witnesses is precisely what MUST happen. The House has full uthority over the articles of impeachment. It is THEIR job to put together the entire case, ALL the evidende, then pile that on the desk of the Senate. The job of the Senate is to take ALL, and ONLY , the evidence the House have provided, weigh that and ONLY that, and reach a verdict. By failing to do their job in the House, they have not built a rock solid case to pile on to the desk in the Senate. NOW the house dweebs are… Read more »

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 year ago
Reply to  Tionico

@Tio, Very astute observations. The House failed to vote on commencing a impeachment investigation, too.

JFC
JFC
1 year ago
Reply to  Truth

Impeach definition is – to charge with a crime or misdemeanor; specifically : to charge (a public official) before a competent tribunal with misconduct in office. He’s been impeached, but not yet tried.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 year ago
Reply to  JFC

, First, the House did not use the correct charging procedure. Second, the charges are not yet, before the one tribunal that is competent. He has not been impeached.

Heed the Call-up
Heed the Call-up
1 year ago
Reply to  JFC

JFC. within your definition is the exact reason he has not been impeached, “competent tribunal”.

Superman
Superman
1 year ago

Don’t count your chickens before they are hatched.

Ansel Hazen
1 year ago
Reply to  Superman

That’s the point superboi, there ain’t no chickenzzzz to hatch.

Terry
Terry
1 year ago
Reply to  Superman

He couldn’t make up his mind between “his” and “hers” at a public restroom.

option31
option31
1 year ago

So the NRA and other gun groups should do the same is Washington and every sate county and municipality that passes anti gun legislation. Fight fire with fire. You know they will fight those so if they win we can use that to get all their info and funding, if they loose our communications are safe. I think requesting private citizen communication is a violation of the 1st and 4th.

Chuck
Chuck
1 year ago

So why dont we do the same to the karens at everytown……. lets just start FOIAing their asses on everything they do

Ansel Hazen
1 year ago
Reply to  Chuck

Kind of like looking at Medusa and turning to stone.

Tionico
Tionico
1 year ago
Reply to  Chuck

who said anyone should actually READ their stuff? The process is the penalty and that is precisely theri game. Turn the tables on them. Make THEM produce the docs.

Arizona
Arizona
1 year ago

They don’t ask for much, do they?

They will try to misrepresent what people said, claim it is a small group of the same people at each meeting, claim racism and bigotry, etc.

The county would need to hire extra staff just to compile all this crap for Everytown. I hope if the info is compiled, they simply post it on a website, for all to see clearly and unadulterated, and they charge a everytown A boatload for the effort!

Dave in Fairfax
Dave in Fairfax
1 year ago
Reply to  Arizona

Seems reasonable. Unfortunately due to the lack of funding, and critical work that needs to be done, it won’t be finished until the summer of 2055 at the earliest.

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
1 year ago
Reply to  Arizona

All emails and anything stored on a hard drive should meet the same fate as the information Hillary “lost”.

Dave in Fairfax
Dave in Fairfax
1 year ago
Reply to  CourageousLion

CL, Here you go, https://www.bleachbit.org/ It’s Shrillary approved. Don’t forget https://www.bleachbit.org/cloth-or-something

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 year ago
Reply to  Arizona

@Az, You are correct, sir! The the results of Federal FOIA requests are not free, maybe it is the same way for the VA FOIA requests. The county could charge $2 per page, in advance!

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 year ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

maybe $5 per page, in advance?

willyd
willyd
1 year ago

Chapman wants all of your information but she won’t make a comment sounds like a true leftist all for me and you can go to HE_L their standard way of thinking!!!!!!!!!!! Bloomberg is just like always Deep POCKETS and buy his way in!!!!!!!!! They are really trying to DESTROY THIS REPUBLIC or create civil war!!!!!!!!! Stripeven, your right but I don’t think they would be able to read it, let alone understand it!!!!!!!!!!!

RoyD
RoyD
1 year ago

So, going by what you wrote, an incarcerated prisoner would have the “right” to have a firearm while incarcerated?

RoyD
RoyD
1 year ago
Reply to  RoyD

Thanks, USA, but I think I am quite capable of reading plain English and deciphering what is being written. If I am “reaching conclusions that I did not state”, then that is most likely because of obscurity in your writing. But, thanks for the reply.

jack mac
jack mac
1 year ago
Reply to  RoyD

RoyD : There is no need to specifically deny the right to arms to the incarcerated as their right to freedom is denied. Being denied freedom prevents the physical exercising of the right. A person’s possessions should remain in their legal control WHEN NOT IN PHYSICAL POSSESSION while incarcerated. No citizen should have any right revoked, just freedom revoked for certain crimes. The free and those regaining freedom should not be denied exercising any right. To allow this we are defeating ourselves.

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
1 year ago
Reply to  jack mac

EXACTLY the way it was before 1968 when a magical edict made it so that people who were EX felons had their rights continually stolen from them at the threat of violence from state agents. If they are in a cage, they obviously can’t have firearms, but it seems to me that IF they “state” claims they are REHABILITATED that their rights should be afforded them at the time of release. EXACTLY the way it was before 1968.

RoyD
RoyD
1 year ago
Reply to  CourageousLion

Once again you have shown that you don’t know what you don’t know.

Heed the Call-up
Heed the Call-up
1 year ago
Reply to  CourageousLion

Actually, the 1938 FFA created the felon rule on prohibition of their 2A rights.

Arny
Arny
1 year ago
Reply to  jack mac

Well put.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 year ago
Reply to  jack mac

, Yes, denying a convict’s civil Right or Rights permanently converts the conviction to a life sentence. That is not the American tradition nor the judge’s intent (the exceptions being life sentences or death penalties).

RoyD
RoyD
1 year ago
Reply to  jack mac

Along those lines I knew an person who had his firearms confiscated when he was put into custody by the police. The guns had nothing to do with his crime. Because the guns had nothing to do with his crime he was able to, after a couple of years, get them released to his father. I agreed with the decision.

RoyD
RoyD
1 year ago
Reply to  RoyD

Because he became a prohibited person.

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
1 year ago
Reply to  RoyD

RoyD…so that is how you interpret USA’s statement? You need to go back to 1st grade reading comprehension.

RoyD
RoyD
1 year ago
Reply to  CourageousLion

Thanks for playing.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 year ago
Reply to  RoyD

, While an interesting idea, it would be an expensive way of reducing the prison population. The clean-up alone would be cost prohibitive. MC and a HNF

Stripeseven
Stripeseven
1 year ago

They want Freedom of Information.? Give them a copy of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. There they will find all of the information that they need to know about Freedom.

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
1 year ago
Reply to  Stripeseven

Better yet, give them a copy of the Declaration of Independence. That REALLY makes it clear.

RoyD
RoyD
1 year ago

“Sure thing, we’ll get right on that……..”