Two Major 2A Groups Throw Weight Behind ‘Sanctuary’ Movement

Mark Walters, CCRKBA director, and Alan Gottlieb, SAF executive vice president, have thrown their weight behind the Second Amendment Sanctuary movement. (Dave Workman photo)

U.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- Two major Second Amendment organizations publicly threw their weight behind the “Second Amendment Sanctuary” movement now sweeping Virginia, Illinois and several western states, essentially pouring political kerosene on a situation that already threatens to become incendiary.

Already in Virginia, suggestions to call up National Guard troops to enforce new gun laws in 2020 if local sheriffs refuse have raised concerns about confrontations. And now, the Second Amendment Foundation and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms have weighed in, declaring support for the “Sanctuary” movement now sweeping several states.

Adding to the fireworks, out in Washington State, an essentially powerless petition calling for impeachment of the governor and attorney general over their gun control proposals has garnered more than 87,000 signatures in eight days. While the petition may lack legal teeth, it could be a powerful public relations tool when state lawmakers meet next month to consider new gun control measures.

“Faced with increasing threats of restrictive gun control laws and even outright bans,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb, “activists working with local officials including county sheriffs have drawn the proverbial line in the sand. They’ve set an example for grassroots groups in other states to prevent the kind of gun control hysteria that now permeates legislatures in Richmond and Springfield.”

CCRKBA Director Mark Walters, nationally syndicated host of Armed American Radio, stated, “Gov. Ralph Northam and General Assembly Democrats have decided to pay back billionaire Michael Bloomberg and his gun confiscation lobby, making their first order of business to be massive infringements on Second Amendment rights.”

Walters, in an email to AmmoLand News, referred to anti-gun Democrats heading to Richmond next month as “this power hungry group of freedom-haters and ideologues.” He blasted Democrat Rep. Donald McEachin’s suggestion to use National Guard troops to enforce new gun control edicts.

“Virginians who are sick and tired of this constant harassment of their way of life,” Walters said. “As Virginians rise up in the face of tyranny, we let them know that we are all Virginians at this critical juncture.”

Not surprisingly, a spokesman for Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety has complained to a broadcast news agency in Roanoke that adopting Second Amendment Sanctuary resolutions is “nothing more than an attempt to short circuit the Democratic process.” The irony of that remark is that the process is being pushed solely by Democrats now in the majority.

Eric Tirschwell serves as managing director of litigation and national enforcement policy at Everytown. He is alarmed that officials may “follow through” on their threat to not enforce new gun control laws.

This is not the first time that SAF and CCRKBA have lent their weight to grassroots efforts, but with the Sanctuary movement spreading across significant parts of the nation, in New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Utah, Florida, Illinois and elsewhere, it raises awareness that gun owners are digging in for a fight.

The 2020 political hotspots are almost certain to be Richmond, Springfield, Illinois and the two state capitols in the Pacific Northwest, Salem, Oregon and Olympia, Washington.

As reported earlier by AmmoLand, an online petition to “impeach” Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson for their gun control activities has gathered momentum. In eight days, it garnered more than 81,000 signatures and more are coming in at the rate of about 10,000 signatures a day.

State Rep. Matt Shea, shown here speaking to a Second Amendment rally in Olympia, Wash. (Dave Workman photo)

But a new twist has been added to the gun rights battle in Washington. Republican State Rep. Matt Shea of eastern Washington’s Spokane Valley has been suspended from having any role in the Republican caucus following release of a report that alleges he helped plan and promote “three armed conflicts” against the federal government, including the standoff three years ago at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon.

Seattle-area news media has picked up on the story.

The report was conducted by a private firm, the Rampart Group LLC. It spans 108 pages and was requested by the state House of Representatives earlier this year. Shea declined to be interviewed as part of the investigation, which alleges his ties to a local militia group.

AmmoLand reached out to Shea for comment, but he did not immediately respond.

Shea has been a stalwart gun rights proponent and has spoken at several Second Amendment rallies on the capitol steps in Olympia over the past few years.

RELATED:

Thousands Sign Petition to Impeach WA Governor, Atty. General over Gun Control

Everytown Submits FOIA Request Over Flood of Second Amendment Sanctuary Resolutions


About Dave WorkmanDave Workman

Dave Workman is a senior editor at TheGunMag.com and Liberty Park Press, author of multiple books on the Right to Keep & Bear Arms and formerly an NRA-certified firearms instructor.

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Impala64ssa
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Impala64ssa

Look no further than the bio’s of most gun grabbers. They have serious ethical and legal issues of their own. As if they have their own personal vested interests in repealing the 2A. It’s the same as it ever was. One of the first gun control laws, the Sullivan Laws in NY from 1911, named for Big Tim Sullivan, a Tammany Hall kingpin even more corrupt than the Clintons. He wanted to make the streets of NYC safe…for him and his cronies and the muggers and gangsters in his back pocket. After all crime victims who can shoot back are… Read more »

MSG L
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MSG L

With the fire starting in Virginia and then again in Washington, how many will step forward to defend the Constitution and the Rights contained in it?

Heed the Call-up
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Heed the Call-up

In Virginia, as evidenced by the thousands in attendance at many of the meetings where a 2A declaration was made, many of us.

Knute
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Knute

Remember that it doesn’t take a majority to prevail. Because the majority are sheep, and so only go whichever way the wind blows at any given moment. What it does take is: “an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men” -Samuel Adams So keep on keeping on Virginia. We will prevail. You are sitting a sterling example for all the cheats and quitters out there, who pretend to be patriots, but only lick their master’s hands for a few crumbs from his table. I’m thinking of a certain Ammoland author here. Can anybody… Read more »

USA
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USA

Knute, Get em buddy!

USA
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USA

Heed, Hell yes brother. A fury of camo and flannel will git er done.

Bill N
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Bill N

I have posted before and feel the need to repeat myself. The biggest most powerful weapon we have is our vote. plain and simple, the voters in Virginia failed to show up and vote. Only 40% of registered voters did just that. 60% didn’t, so where does this leave gunowners who stayed home after shooting themselves in the foot? Do what you want but it will have little effect on the outlook I’m afraid. Just remember, November 2020 is the most important date to remember. You must get out and vote your gun rights depend on it. Lip service just… Read more »

None
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None

Bloomberg is pushing this through encroaching on our way of life
There will be a shooting war guaranteed if we don’t shove back
We all stand or die togeather on our second admendment

ShooterOne
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ShooterOne

I firmly believe gun owners from all states should rally in support of other states. These anti-gun people funded by Bloomberg, Soros?, Gates, Oprah Winfrey, etc. will go state by state to enforce unconstitutional gun laws. (For a more complete list see https://www.forbes.com/sites/emmagoldberg/2016/06/15/these-are-the-u-s-billionaires-who-back-gun-control/#4f0c4a027d9e )

WE NEED TO STAND UNITED AGAINST THESE POWER GRABBING UNCONSTITUTIONAL LIBTARDS BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE.

Bluemax
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Bluemax

An alleged story just happens to pop up about Republican State Representative Matt Shea three years later. Alleges always turns up when a false story is put out there. Just saying; their way of going after people of power against their agendas. Just another unproven story for the Tyrants to pick up and run with to silence the People who know.

Doszap
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Doszap

Just an FYI VA made FOX NEWS yesterday in the a.m. hour,the Sheriff of Cumberland(?) county was on and was interviewed.
FIRST time I have seen anything on NATIONAL media on this.

Laddyboy
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Laddyboy

EXCUSE ME!!!!!! “Gun owners are digging for a fight”!!!! ARE YOU C R AAA ZZZ Y??? LEGAL LAW ABIDING American CITIZEN Gun Owners do NOT WANT to FIGHT! Americans DEMAND the DemoNAZIS to FOLLOW the Constitution and their SWORN OATH OF OFFICE. It IS a SHAME that these NAZIS are INSISTING that Americans SURRENDER their God GIVEN RIGHTS on the DemocRATic National Communist /NAZI SELL-OUT to Bloomin’IDIOT and ‘soros’/a Jew who ENJOYED helping to STEAL from and KILL Jewish People.

USA
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USA

Laddy, I have yet to see the Nazis back down but I do see them demanding the surrender of the “law abiding”. Until the dynamic changes the “law abiding” should be dug in for the long haul. I pretty much agree with what your saying but your statement has to date not altered the dynamic. Hopefully this will change for the better but the clock is winding down rapidly into almost single digit days now. Barr beginning round-ups will only increase the volatility of the situation. They will attack the “law abiding” and he will attack the non “law abiding”.… Read more »

Doszap
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Doszap

Any Law or SO called law is of NO effect if it doesn’t Follow the CONSTITUTIONAL Definition, or the Const /BOR’s/and Amendments.

Therefore the LAW BREAKERS here are the state Governments of VA, and NYC.
They are violating their Oaths of Office and are frankly seditious at this point.
The PEOPLE are BOUND by the CONST to DISOBEY UNLAWFUL ORDERS and LAWS.
The majority of the National Guard in VA is NOT going to comply and break their OATHS.
Buckle up Americans,if this goes badly for VA’s innocent citizens, all HELL IS BREAKING loose.

USA
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USA

Doszap, When they come to steal our property with fake papers (fakepers as known in Colorado) in hand they are no different than street thugs regardless of the costumes and on that moment there is only one law of the land and if both parties were obeying it then there would be no conflict therefore We The People will be the lawful authority when we reject their tyranny. There will be no quarter for the lawless. Surrender nothing but hot lead. The future belongs to Patriots and we do not surrender.
Restore the Republic!
MAGA!

buzzsaw
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No, we do not want a fight. But some of us have marked out our red line, beyond which we will not accept any more infringements. Some of us are preparing for a possible fight. We’re training, we’re stockpiling and stashing stuff, we are learning how to make things, that we hope to never have to use. We’re taking up new hobbies, like 3-D printing and metal working. I obey most laws out of a general respect for the law, my fellow citizens, and our constitutional system. The exceptions are arms restrictions. All arms laws that impose any form of… Read more »

USA
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USA

buzz, It’s good to not desire violence but worst to surrender to tyranny. Colorado is 10 days and counting for confiscation.

Will
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Will

@USA,Colorado 10 days and counting? For what?

USA
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USA

Will, Red Flag confiscation goes into effect on Jan 1 in Colorado.

Will
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Will

@USA,DAMN! Y’all need to invade the capital and tear it down in protest of that bullshit!

Tim
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Tim

Dave, Do your home work. The real group behind the Second Amendment Sanctuary in Virginia is the VCDL, the Virginia Citizens Defense League . They have always been the boots on the ground organization all over this state for years. They have lead this fight from very the beginning. They are at every gun show across the state and hold meetings across the state for there members. They are the leaders along with the VSSA the Virginia Shooting Sports Association, every year at the Richmond Lobby day, Getting the word out and sponsoring busses to Richmond to lobby law makers.… Read more »

Arny
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Arny

Did you not read the same thing as I ? The headlines says “Two Major 2A Groups Throw Weight Behind ‘Sanctuary’ Movement”. I believe Dave should have mentioned VCDL with a brief BIO.

Doszap
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Doszap

Straight from the HEAD of the VCDL.

USA
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USA

I suspect these patriots joining in our movement will help to unify us into a single national machine and this is where our real power will come from. Now the only question is who is following their lead and joining us next. My best guess is all of the rest.
No free man shall be barred the use of arms. Thomas Jefferson
Revolution!
Restore the Republic!
MAGA!