As Gun Rights Advocates Rally in VA, What are Second Amendment Sanctuary Cities?

As Gun Rights Advocates Rally in VA, What are Second Amendment Sanctuary Cities?

A gun rights advocate at Virginia’s gun rights rally on Monday January 20, 2020. (Photo: YouTube) “We’ve gotten past the symbolic stage. We’re standing up for ourselves,” said Bryan Kibler who coined the term Second Amendment Sanctuaries. Since the Virginia state legislature changed to become Democrat-controlled in the last election the state has begun to implement strict gun control laws. And there are more laws on the way, state Democrats have said, including laws that ban certain “assault” weapons and some that allow for gun confiscation. In response to the new laws many cities, towns and municipalities have created what they call “Second Amendment Sanctuaries.” These Second Amendment sanctuary cities are based on the same premise as sanctuary cities for immigrants – in that, they are passing legislation that would encourage not cooperating with new or existing law. And Virginia is not alone. There have been more than 400 municipalities in 20 states that have become “sanctuaries” for gun owners, according to a report by The Trace . What Are Second Amendment Sanctuaries? The term was first coined by Effingham County, Illinois state’s attorney Bryan Kibler when he told the AP in May of 2018 , “We’re just stealing the language that sanctuary cities use.” “The newer, Second Amendment type of sanctuary refers to a city, town, or county that has adopted a resolution rejecting the enforcement of state or federal gun laws perceived to violate the Second Amendment. Targeted regulations commonly include red flag laws, universal gun background […]

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