VEXIT: Could Some Virginia Counties Secede Over Gun Control?

VEXIT: Could Some Virginia Counties Secede Over Gun Control?

Ralph Northam The West Virginia state legislature has proposed a bill to admit some Virginia counties to the Mountain State, as Virginia threatens to limit its citizens’ second amendment rights. The resolution, which passed through the West Virginia Senate on January 13 , was drafted and introduced by Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Trump, IV (R) of Morgan County. “Providing for an election to be had, pending approval of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and a majority of qualified citizens voting upon the proposition prior to August 1, 2020, for the admission of certain counties and independent cities of the Commonwealth of Virginia to be admitted to the State of West Virginia as constituent counties, under the provisions of Article VI, Section 11 of the Constitution of West Virginia,” the bill begins. A bill banning assault weapons passed through the Virginia House of Delegates Committee on Public Safety Thursday morning with a vote of 12-9. HB 961 would ban the sale of certain semi-automatic firearms, including AR-15 style rifles. However, it would not require current owners of assault weapons to turn them in or register them with state police, which some earlier proposals required . According to the Associated Press, more than 100 cities, towns and counties in Virginia have passed resolutions to become Second Amendment sanctuaries . Gun rights and abortion issues are among the main concerns of constituents in these locations. In the meantime, one Virginia man has created a “Vexit” petition due to the […]

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