VA Democrats Threatened Pensions of LEOs in 2A Sanctuaries
VA Democrats threatened to take the pensions of Law Enforcement officers who refuse to enforce unconstitutional gun laws. They also denied a 3% raise to law enforcement officers who stand for the 2nd amendment. That’s not all they are doing, there are two other bills pending that have definitions that place ordinary people in jeopardy of prison.
VA Democrats threatened pensions and raises
VA Senator Bill Stanley posted on Feb 20:
“Tonight (just now) on the Senate floor, I tried to amend the state budget to give all of our men and women of Virginia’s Sheriffs’ Departments a 3% raise for this year. It was defeated, with all democrats voting “no.” When I went to get a vote count from the clerk, Majority Leader Dick Saslaw came up and said this to me: “Hey Stanley, you want to know why your sheriffs didn’t get a raise? —because they came to our committees and said that they weren’t going to enforce our laws.” When I asked him which law was he talking about, he said “gun control”. I was shocked that the Democrats are now punishing our local Sheriff’s Departments (by eliminating a pay raise for them), for the their choice to protect and defend our citizens’ Second Amendment rights. Democrats want to restrict a citizen’s right to protect themselves, but won’t pay our sheriffs’ deputies to protect Virginians. Hypocrisy has a name.”
The Second Amendment doesn’t “give” us the right to keep and bear arms…that right is inherent for every citizen of the United States. It is a God-given right that protects our freedom, as well as our families, friends, and fellow countrymen. It’s not a “privilege,” it’s a right.
Richard Mack, of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA) wrote in a recent newsletter:
“There are literally hundreds and hundreds of public servants standing for Liberty and interposing on behalf of their constituents, none more so than the Virginia sheriffs and many other officials there, standing against the lunacy of Governor Ralph Northam. Now Northam is threatening to withhold funding from all Second Amendment sanctuaries and to take away, withhold, or otherwise steal the pensions of sheriffs who do not enforce the recently promulgated gun laws. What a crook! … Now he wants to steal the pensions of County Sheriffs for not going along with his unlawful, UN-American, and unconstitutional gun control schemes. The CSPOA wholeheartedly believes that Ralph Northam should be investigated for treason, conspiracy, and perjury.”
HB 2 and SB 70
The Democrats’ underhanded attacks on law-abiding citizens are running amok in Virginia. They have introduced two bills, SB 70 (Lucas-D) and HB 2 (Plum-D) that have definitions of “transfers” that place ordinary people in jeopardy of becoming instant felons.
While SB 70 passed the Senate as a “Substitute,” and removed the especially onerous provisions covering innocent “transfers” of firearms, it still prohibits life-long friends from selling guns to each other unless they go to an FFL store to transact a gun sale.
But Delegate Plum’s HB 2 is something out of a Communist gun-regulation manual and still covers all sales and “transfers,” however unjust and weird the provisions!
Neither SB 70 as amended, nor HB 2 as introduced, would solve the problem of straw purchases cited by the U.S. Institute of Justice.
The only legal remedy is removing these fools from office at the ballot box. Virginia is in serious trouble over the gun control agenda. Civil disobedience may be on the horizon.
“One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.” Martin Luther King Jr
Featured photo: Screenshot from Virginia 2A rally in Richmond