WV Offers Secession To Virginia 2A Sanctuaries As Civil War Nears
In Virginia, gun rights and the Second Amendment are increasingly under fire. Now that Democrats control the legislative process, communities throughout Virginia are at risk of losing the Second Amendment. Now, neighboring West Virginia wants to summon an old strategy that neutralized Richmond’s power in 1863 by offering to allow Virginia’s Second Amendment sanctuaries to secede.
HCR 8 seeks to model itself after the 1863 strategy that allowed Virginia Republicans the opportunity to free themselves from Virginia Democrats. This is how West Virginia became a state.
That year, the people felt that “the government at Richmond” didn’t have their best interest at heart. And wouldn’t you know it, they still don’t. With over 100 Virginia governments fighting egregious Democrat gun control laws alongside the NRA, West Virginia Delegates are offering to allow these counties to become a part of West Virginia. By default, the proposal states, their gun rights will be protected.
Here’s the exact verbiage from HCR 8.
“Whereas, Article VI, Section 11 of The Constitution of the State of West Virginia explicitly permits additional territory to be admitted into, and become part of this state, with the consent of the Legislature and of a majority of the qualified voters of the state; and
Whereas, In a spirit of conciliation, the Legislature of West Virginia hereby extends an invitation to our fellow Virginians who wish to do so, to join us in our noble experiment of 156 years of separation from the government at Richmond; and, we extend an invitation to any constituent county or city of the Commonwealth of Virginia to be admitted to the body politic of the State of West Virginia, under the conditions set forth in our state Constitution, specifically, with the consent of a majority of the voters of such county or city voting upon such proposition; and we hereby covenant that their many grievances shall be addressed, and, we further covenant with them that their firearms rights shall be protected to the fullest extent possible under our Federal and State Constitution.”
The sponsoring delegates are Howell, Summers, Shott, Householder, C. Martin, Hott, Graves, Cadle, Barnhart, J. Jeffries, Maynard, Phillips, Foster, Hamrick, Steele, D. Jeffries, Wilson, Waxman, Bartlett, Paynter and Linville.
The resolution needs “a special election to provide for the approval of the admission, or, the rejection of such admission, of such county or independent city.”
Virginia is proving to be a battleground state over gun rights and potentially a starting point for an all-out civil war. This is the first time Democrats have controlled the state in decades and it’s proving to be a burning ember floating near a gasoline spill. The people are rejecting all out enslavement and emboldened government control. This goes far beyond disarming citizens, it also includes an increased chance of theft through taxation in a state that was once thriving. Virginia is quickly on a path to following places such as Washington, California, and New Jersey.
Unfortunately, the more taxes and gun control, the less protected the society becomes. Virginia’s fate now hangs in the balance, but at least they are fighting back.
The bigger question remains, is Virginia the new civil war? Is it already happening? How bad will it get? Until gun owners are disarmed, there isn’t much the state can do to rural areas.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) is expected to soon announce a full gun ban on Capitol Grounds. And this is just the beginning. The good news is, the AR 15 ban bill is meeting heavy resistance.
But this is far from over. The real fight is only just starting.
Author: Jim Satney
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