VA Dems Calling Second Amendment Sanctuaries Civil War Flashpoints

With his petition to the AG, Jones seems afraid that Second Amendment supporters are going to come down to Norfolk and “disproportionately harm” his constituents. At least that’s the excuse he’s using instead of coming flat out and admitting he doesn’t want you armed. (Jay Jones/Facebook)

U.S.A. – -(“A Democratic state delegate has asked Attorney General Mark Herring (D) for a formal opinion on the Second Amendment sanctuary declarations being passed in a growing number of conservative counties across the state,” the Virginia Mercury reported Dec. 2. “Del. Jay Jones, D-Norfolk, said a legal opinion could help clear up confusion on an issue that has ‘become a flashpoint across our state.’”

“The bills passed by the General Assembly and signed into law by the governor are binding for our entire Commonwealth and its citizens,” Jones complained in his letter to Herring. “The legal precedent we would set by allowing communities to selectively ignore those laws at will is alarming and indicative of the same mindset that nearly one hundred and fifty years ago led this country to dissolve into a civil war.”

See where he’s going with this? The people who want the Second Amendment upheld are the same people being painted as rightwing extremists, potential domestic terrorists and, the most damning smear of all, racists. And yes, of course, Jones played that card.

“Given the recurring incidents of gun violence in Norfolk and its surrounding areas, violence that has repeatedly been shown to disproportionately harm communities of color, it is my firm belief that it is incumbent on me as their elected representative to request action from your office on this matter,” Jones proselytized.

Just to be clear—rather than face up to the truth of who is doing the killings in his district, Jones is blaming the “disproportionate harm” committed by his Norfolk constituents on residents of counties like Tazewell, where the Board of Supervisors not only overwhelmingly passed a sanctuary resolution, but went a step further and passed a Militia resolution, both to overwhelming citizen approval. Who is kidding who?

But targeting them goes in hand with other proposed Intolerable Acts the Democrat majority is imposing. The prefiled anti-“paramilitary” edict is aimed squarely at that part of the population that believes in the Second Amendment as the ultimate check and balance retained by the people. So is the credit card gun purchase flagging bill, which postures to be about “homegrown violent extremists and other perpetrators of domestic terrorism.”

It’s curious that Jones, a politician virtually guaranteed his seat based on district demographics is complaining about Virginians in peaceable places like Tazewell County, rated “among the safest counties in the USA with 1.00 per 1,000 residents crime rate compared to national 4.69 per 1,000 average.” By comparison, Norfolk’s crime rate “was higher than in 85.2% of U.S. cities.”

It’s doubly curious that the man he’s complaining to, Mark Herring, who admitted to wearing “blackface” in college. While it’s tempting to excuse that as mere cognitive dissonance, what’s really going on is cynical manipulation of emotions by professional political con artists intent on swindling citizens out of their birthright. If there’s one thing they are sincere about, it’s getting more power.

They’re doing that here by tarring those adhering to “the supreme Law of the Land” as “lawless,” and smearing those who advocate for the right of all people to keep and bear arms as haters.

For his part, Herring says “These laws, when they get passed, they’re going to be followed.”

We shall see.

About David Codrea:David Codrea

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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The original Progressives were White Supremacists. Prime example would be Woodrow Wilson,

They hated the Unfit. The Inferiors.

Now, we the people who are normal are the Deplorables. But the arrogant mentality is still the same.

This is why I describe today’s Progressives as ‘Government Supremacists.”

Wild Bill

, a well turned phrase!


The other thing I say to them is this:

“We will NEVER be a slave to your False God (the state).”

[My savior is Jesus Christ, not you.]

They don’t really like hearing that. Why would that be?


Mack, one of the cries of the War for Independence was this: “we have NO KING but King Jesus”. Oh the Tories hated that one. Seems they KNEW what was at the root of that statement. Remember, the “excuse” the “religious” pooh bahs in Israel in His day sent him to Pilate on charges of treason, because many of the Jews hailed him as their King (rightly so) and He did not speak out against that (it is the truth). So He was framed on false charges and sent to Pilate as violating Roman law that Caesar is the only… Read more »


“We have NO KING but King Jesus”. Oh the Tories hated that one.

And why would that be? I think everyone here knows the answer.

The above really should be a Battle Cry.

I submit to Christ by choice.

I submit to the state NEVER.

Sic Semper Tyrannis.

Heed the Call-up

I just call them what they are, Socialists, and treasonous.


I (politely) disagree with your use of the ‘T’ word.

The ones who are treasonous are those who collaborate with the Enemy.

Like Mittens.

Look, you GOPers, don’t be Pierre.


Everyone needs to stop referring to it as a “civil war”. It is a revolution, no different than when the British marched in Lexington and Concord to destroy the colonist’s arms. I know they like to refer to it as a civil war because it brings up images of slavery and loss in the south. Don’t let them push this agenda.

Heed the Call-up

And the irony is a black man making that accusation.

Green Mtn. Boy

Revolution 2.0


Sure, play the racist card fool. I hope that the new crop of dems are scared sh88less, not from violence but from recall elections where they will be cast out of office for being anti-constitutional. They were more than happy to declare sanctuaries for illegal aliens, why not 2A sanctuaries for their citizens?


Viginians, just say no to unconstitutional laws passed by democrats!

Heed the Call-up

We are doing more than that.


Jones and Herring and Northam and anyone else can say what they want…as long and as loud as they want. County after county has experienced unmatched record turnouts for their 2A sanctuary meetings. Virginians WILL NOT COMPLY with unconstitutional laws!

Wild Bill

, I just wish that county after county had experienced unmatched record turnout for the last election opportunity to get rid of Aliasmithand Jones, PickledHerring, and Gov. Forkham.


Wild Bill, amen to that!


I’m with you there. The voter turnout was low and allowed this to happen. complacency is the root cause. Pick your candidates carefully, support them and go vote!

Heed the Call-up

Yes, it is unfortunate that the people did not understand the enormity of what was at stake, but at least for now, it has set-in. We now have 59 localities that have passed the 2A resolution, that is almost half of the 133 localities in Virginia. So far only a few have either put off voting or stated they will not vote on it or not pass it. Each week, as the localities hold meetings, this resolution is presented. About 65 have been conducted so far, so our success rate, and the huge turn outs have the Democrats, again, losing… Read more »

Wild Bill

@Heed, I hope that you all can keep that enthusiasm and determination together for the next election.


Nullification on a county level. Thomas Jefferson’s DNA is in living still.


You said “civil war”! Keep messing with our rights. All I saw on the news this week was Constitution Constitution trying to impeach the President. Now I want to see you all stand up for the WHOLE Constitution. If you don’t, it will only serve to show True Patriots that you don’t give a damn about your oath to uphold it. Against ALL ENEMIES foreign and DOMESTIC!

Heed the Call-up

Yes, the Socialist Democrats are boldly committing treason. Unfortunately, currently, there’s not much we can do about it, since they are in control of congress and in Virginia, they are in control of the legislature.


But NOT in control of the people!

Green Mtn. Boy

Exactly,The leftists in our government are now talking a lot about being faithful to the intentions of the framers of the constitution. Was that what they were doing when they held closed door hearings? Were they doing that hen they did not allow representation for the accused?Not to mention all their other un Constitutional schemes.


OH golly the Democrats directly violate the US Constitution and it’s accompanying document the Bill of Rights and the Dem’s are upset their constituents are in revolt WHY?
They should be glad the people have not taken to the streets to forcibly remove them all from office!
Aparently he forgets that Sherrifs are obligated to ignore and not enforce any law passed by the state that fit the criteria in my first sentence.


The AG said the law will be followed. Maybe he needs to contact all the democrat locations that are not following the laws with ICE and immigration and along with all the other laws the Dem’s ignore. It makes me so mad that I have a hard time responding. Bring on the election.

Wild Bill

, Well, there is good news. Commentators were talking in terms of “… there needs to be consequences for their actions…” when talking about the attempted Fat Boy Institute coup attempt on the presidency. Yesterday, commentators started using “… criminal prosecution …” terms.
Criminal prosecutions are a necessary step in draining the bureaucratic swamp and to Restore the Republic.

Some guy

There are only 2 questions that matter. 1) Are you an American, or a democrat? And 2) Will you die armed, on your feet as a free man, or on your knees, unarmed, as a slave?
The time for talk is passed. We have endured multiple coup attempts, acts of treason by our supposedly law enforcement agencies, and an enemy “fifth column” hidden behind the mask of media…….. It is time to act, use them, or surrender them, there is NO more negotiating.

Heed the Call-up

We do not condone violence. This can and is being handled politically. The treasonous Socialist Democrats are revealing themselves and they are bristling at getting outed.


The communists can’t wait to disarm the law abiding citizenry for the single purpose of beginning the sacrifice of innocent people for the purpose of bringing absolute fear of the government to the people. It is a communist trait that has never disappeared and for the utopia minded elite, it never will. Communists are THE most well known for mass murders of anyone who doesn’t support the laws of the utopian elite for the purpose of restraining the slaves of the state to their position in the communist state. What is their position in the communist state? slaves, what else?… Read more »


Another black politician who no doubt gained and holds office, not because of any real qualifications, but solely due to his color, and is typically automatically crying “Racist” at anything he doesn’t agree with as he is incapable of making an argument based upon facts, common sense or logic. There are many, many black folks out there who are more than qualified to hold office or accomplish anything they set their minds to, but this clown isn’t one of them. He, and his type, are the reason black stereotypes exist and he and his kind serve only to re-enforce them… Read more »


People,face it, DEMOCRATS are Traitors to the US CONSTITUTION, they are to be ignored or done away with, they are like fire it cannot be reasoned with, it must be put put, and these folks need to be PUT OUT.
VA, you are the bell weather state for what’s to be, stand firm, you need help we will come.
JUST SAY NO,they arm up and head your way, we will swarm the state also.


We do have a lot of GOP who are traitors as much as the dems. While some may have been wolves in sheep clothing (pretending to be GOP) there are many more who simply are only concerned about themselves and fu*1 their constituents. Frankly, I am sick of both parties more so the GOP because they are a bunch of weak, pathetic, passive cowards when it comes to standing up to the communists


Jay Jones, who is causing that disproportionate amount of harm to people of color in Norfolk? You know the answer to that question, but as a typical hateful democrat, you would rather blame some one else!


Virginia sheriff vows to deputize residents in response to expected gun control legislation from state Democratic lawmakers By Louis Casiano | Fox News A Virginia sheriff has vowed to deputize residents in his county if the new Democratic-led legislature enacts gun control measures. Culpeper County Sheriff Scott Jenkins made the vow during a Board of Supervisors meeting last week in which the panel unanimously agreed to declare the county a Second Amendment Constitutional County. “Every Sheriff and Commonwealth Attorney in Virginia will see the consequences if our General Assembly passes further unnecessary gun restrictions,” Jenkins wrote on Facebook before the… Read more »


Who works for who? This is tyranny plain and simple. They stopped working for the American people a long time ago. There agenda is all that matters. This Government is only here to take from the peasants.


These politicians are the very reason there is a 2ND Amendment-fear of Government overreach is real.


I live in Chesterfield Virginia and tomorrow night, Wednesday, is our Board of Supervisors meeting. If you are in the area please turn out. Henrico County, it’s been reported, will not pass the resolution. I think they need some coaxing. They need to hear us, and then vote them out.

Heed the Call-up

I will be there, too.


But it’s OK to establish sanctuary cities for illegal aliens…


Yes, too bad that large number of folks now swarming to the county meetings to vote theirs a sanctuary for the Second Ammendment didn’t also swarm to the pools a month ago. I now last year in my state, there was a NASTY BloomingIdiotBurg gun bill that is clearly unconstitutional. Stats indicate only23% of gun owners even bothered to vote… and we have an all mail in ballot system. We have about 600,000 Mother May I Cards issued. If every one of those had bothered to fill in their ballot, mailed to their own homes, and sent them back in… Read more »


Unfortunately our wonderful GOP let 20+ voting districts go unchallenged to the Dems. In my voting district all I could vote for were democrats. Not a single non-dem was on the ballot. I did write-in’s, but that does not help unless everyone writes in the same name.


Unfortunately that is one of the biggest problems we have, gun owners will not act as one group.. Apathy seems to rule and even those who say “I will not comply” and make all sort of noise are going to be picked off by the anti-gunners one by one. I fear our time is growing very short and we will be force to give up our guns.

Heed the Call-up

We are active, and our efforts are not in vain. Those who will not comply are not being picked-off one-by-one. Look at NY and CT as examples. NY made over one million firearm owners felons. NY admits they can’t arrest and prosecute them, there are too many and they don’t know who they are. Another more recent example, how many have turned in their bump stocks? The same will happen in VA, if they past their unconstitutional laws making us felons. We will not comply and we are fighting back successfully. The rally at the capital yesterday made the Democrats… Read more »

Ansel Hazen

How can you trust the ballot box when there is no voter ID and state DMV is giving licenses to illegals? We can’t vote our self out of this folks. We are too far down the rabbit hole.


The ballot box as envisioned and known by those who made that list of “boxes” is NOT what we know today by that same name. No, we MUST fix that, In places where anyone bothered to check, most voter registration rolls had to remove up to a third, and most times at least a fifth, of the “registred voters” once death records were cross-checked, many distinct entries had the exact same name, and date of birth, but different addresses, and were first recorded on dates that led one to believe it was the same individual who moved mulitple times over… Read more »


For anyone interested, please sign up for email alerts and updates from Virginia Citizens Defense League, www.


“The bills passed by the General Assembly and signed into law by the governor are binding for our entire Commonwealth and its citizens,” Not if The Laws are Unconstitutional! And if that statement is True How come it doesn’t Apply to “Illegal Immigrant Sanctuary Jurisdictions” You cannot have it both ways Asswipe!

Deplorable Bill

“and can be judged by every act which may define a tyrant”… Laws that go against the mandates that are to be found in the BIBLE are common reasons for war. Our nation is founded upon BIBLICAL principals, commandments and mandates. This is reflected in our constitution, amendments, bill of rights and our declaration of independence. Among these is the right and mandate to be armed with military grade assault weapons. The word militia is not there by accident. Who says? Look at Luke 22:36. If a man has no sword (the assault weapon of the day) let him sell… Read more »

DC Wright

Very well said. Thanks.


OF COURSE THE WEASELS would say that. Do they believe it? No but since when does truth matter to a group of people currently using old school Nazi techniques to attack a president–later to be use on the rest of us.


Time to keep eyes open for Agent Provocateurs in the pro 2A rallies or an incident directed at an anti-2A Politician. I can tell you right now that when you see ‘breaking news’ and the badged orcs kitted up responding to some crisis, it will not be from our side. I implore those at the rallies, that if they see anyone smelling of an undercover Fed, contractor or even someone off their meds, be vocal and notify all those around you to the Trojan horse in your midst. Early warning and exposure may be the only thing that can derail… Read more »


I wonder how Jay feels about “sanctuary cities” for our foreign lawbreakers? Anyone
want to bet?


Eedjit government hack fails to recall the words in the Constitution which declares that “this constitutinand all laws and treaties enacted PERSUANT THERETO shall be the supreme law of the land. Virginia’s threatened disarmament “laws” are NOT “consistent thereto” thus are not law at all, and null, void, and of none effect. Stick that in yer ol corncob pipe and light it off. Bet it won’t burn for very long….. and don’t forget YOU swore an oath to protect, defend, uphold, that constitution. Your failure to keep that oath you swore is felony perjury. How’d about we enforce the SUpreme… Read more »


Jones also seems to be chronologically challenged.
“The legal precedent we would set by allowing communities to selectively ignore those laws at will is alarming and indicative of the same mindset that nearly one hundred and fifty years ago led this country to dissolve into a civil war.”
It was 150 years ago in 2010. An yes it is the same mindset. Just keep pushing a-holes!

Heed the Call-up

Terry, it’s just the opposite. The Democrats want localities to be able to pass “gun control” ordinances that put even more restrictions on a right protected by both state and federal constitutions, wherein both state unequivocally “shall not be infringed.” However, he is arguing that localities should not be allowed to not enforce laws that go against our founding documents. He is advocating treason. Minorities, women and the poor are the ones most negatively impacted by “gun control”, not the ones he is speaking out against. The rally at the capital in Richmond, Virginia was successful. There were about 100… Read more »


Criminals do not go after their own.


Not true…most shootings are gang on gang, criminal on criminal.


I am talking about the political kind of criminals that we see trying to rob the American people of their constitutional rights here in the United States of America.


Mount up, boys! The gov says “These laws, when they get passed, they’re going to be followed.”


– notice he didn’t say what the law will be followed by. Perhaps he meant that the laws will be followed by war?

DC Wright

David, you’ve done it again. Clean, clear and concise, as always. Thanks. I have family in the Norfolk area, endangered by these demonRats and their minions. Guess I need to relocate back there soon as I can!!!


Democrats just can’t get it through their thick skulls that keeping people in the past prevents them from moving forward to the future.
Enough of the victimization cry babies who never want to advance society to reconciliation but instead live as if the issues are still happening.

crazy joe

to begin with it seems as history escapes the left. history said that the Americans decided to not be oppressed by the Brits and had a civil war to have a better life.Ah……………..need anymore be said?


Far too many on sites like this one automatically dismiss Antifa as a threat. The fact though, is that many members trained in guerilla warfare in Syria under the PKK Kurds. We need to be very cognitive and not underestimate them.


Anybody need a prelude,watch the 3 episodes of mockingjay,then buy your cb or ham radio before the Internet is sensored, pray!


And just to be clear: we in Virginia will not be HIS bitch.


African-American, Please!

Heed the Call-up

Most of the ones I know refer to themselves as black, or like the rest of us, as Americans.


In my lifetime they have wanted to be called: Negro, Colored, Black, African-American, and now Black is back in vogue. Six of one, half dozen of another.


”There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all. Our allegiance must be purely to the United States. We must unsparingly condemn any man who holds any other allegiance.” – Theodore Roosevelt


we need to remove all politicians who hold duel citizenship especially to Israel.

Country Boy

Naaaa, the last AA pretty much screwed it up to where we are now…(Obama)…..True that. And that SHOULD be Black Americans. Not African Americans. The later insinuates dual citizenship.


Barry had lots of help.