Kentuckians Refusing Gun Law Compliance, Sparking New Battleground
A Second Amendment grassroots movement in Kentucky has some gun control advocates ‘triggered,’ to use a pun. As it stands, roughly six of the state’s counties have full-on declared themselves as Second Amendment sanctuary counties, with at least three dozen more likely to follow. Some of the notable counties in play are Hancock, Cumberland, Letcher, Knott, and Harlan.
Like their Virginia sanctuary counterparts, sheriffs in these counties won’t enforce strict, Democratic-led gun control laws that they feel infringe on the Second Amendment. Two potential laws, firearms bans and magazine capacity limits, are just two of the laws that these counties’ sheriffs would refuse to prosecute their citizens regarding.
Some believe the climate in Virginia may be the start of a modern Civil War. The state has gone as far as beefing up its budget to accommodate new prisoners in anticipation of mass refusal to comply with gun grabs and control. Virginia Democrat Gov. Ralph Northam, who now has the backing of a full liberal state legislature, sees wide-open opportunity to highly restrict gun purchases and ownership. Hence, why state counties are taking action now.
Kentucky, in terms of social climate, might not be far behind.
Boyd County, Kentucky, is holding meetings with citizens to organize its a declaration as a gun sanctuary.
“We want people here for this. We encourage people to come,” Boyd County Judge-Executive Eric Chaney said. “I can’t speak for the commissioners, but I strongly support the second amendment and I support this resolution.”
Fourth District U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, who is popular for his support of the Second Amendment on a national level, attended a meeting in Vanceburg last week.
“Attended my first 2A sanctuary meeting today in Lewis County (where I live). Standing room only. Friends and neighbors spoke passionately and articulately. County officials unanimously passed a resolution,” Massie said on Twitter. “This grassroots movement feels even stronger than the Tea Party in 2010.”
Massie has been active in his undying support of Kentucky Counties protecting their gun rights.
Of particular concern in Virginia and Kentucky are what are known as “red flag laws.” A red flag law allows police officers, family members, or concerned citizens, to request a judge’s order to remove a gun from another citizen. Advocates of the law claim it helps with preventing mass shootings. Critics, however, believe such laws allow for the unrightful seizure of firearms from law-abiding citizens. Imagine a case where a woman flees an abusive man, but the man reports here as suicidal and a judge removes her firearm. The abuser now understands she’s disarmed.
“That just never happens,” Massie said referring to Lewis County meeting that was attended by 200 persons. “Even if you do call them symbolic, they are consequential politically. I think it will give politicians pause when they see these kinds of numbers and this level of organization.”
Of course, civil war, is on everyone’s mind these days as the political climate grows more divided. Many people are seeing no other way than war to resolve political matters. And gun sanctuary declarations are leading the charge in increasing the odds that a modern civil war takes place. If a gun grab goes down, you can bet there will be a fight.
Author: Jim Satney
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