Virginia Flashpoint #3

According to Virginia’s Attorney-General, Second Amendment “sanctuary” cities [and counties] have no force in law.

“Neither local governments nor local constitutional officers have the authority to declare state statutes unconstitutional or decline to follow them on that basis,” Herring wrote in the opinion. “Neither the Federal Constitution nor Virginia law recognizes any ‘anti-commandeering’ principle that allows localities or local constitutional officers to refuse to participate in the enforcement of state law.”

Really?  So you’re insisting that police department have to enforce blatantly un-Constitutional laws, despite their oaths to the contrary?  So if, say, under an overwhelmingly Republican-controlled  legislature and ditto governor a state law was passed which forbade the practice of Islam in Virginia, that would be all tickety-boo and Virginian police departments could start arresting Muslims outside mosques, while halaal  butcheries and restaurants would be declared illegal and shut down?

Asking for a friend.


  1. Herring will, of course, have no objection to President Trump’s inflicting Federal immigration law on “sanctuary cities” in Virginia.

    Personally, I think this is hysterically funny…especially since if someone tries to crack down on 2A sanctuaries, Trump gets to hit the Leftist areas. Hard. As in, “We had this out between 1861 and 1865. But you DamnYankees didn’t get your cities burned, so you didn’t get the point. Well, I’ve just shut off the water, and every B-52 we’ve got will be dropping napalm.”

  2. Note to Attorney General Mark Herring of Virginia: If I were you, sir, I would not concern myself with whether sanctuaries have force in law, but whether they have force in the streets. This will not be decided in a courthouse, but in the streets in front of the courthouse.

  3. Guess the AG played hooky when his ConLaw class covered that whole “People Are Sovereign” thingie.

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