The Republican Gov. Jim Justice of West Virginia, on Tuesday, Jan. 28, invited Virginia counties that are oppressed by Democratic gun control to join West Virginia and become part of his state.
During a joint press conference with the president of Liberty University, Justice said, “A long time ago, the infringement of fundamental values” led to the formation of West Virginia. This point comes as Virginia Democrats continue their focused attack on Second Amendment rights; it comes as more than 100 local governments in Virginia have declared themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries in the face of infringement on fundamental gun rights.
“West Virginia is an incredible state. … If you’re not truly happy with where you are, we stand with open arms to take you from Virginia or wherever you may be. We stand strongly behind the Second Amendment, we stand strongly behind the unborn,” Justice added.
West Virginia legislators are making a resolution to allow Virginia counties to join the state.
According to Breitbart, an excerpt from HRC 8 resolution says:
Whereas, Article VI, Section 11 of The Constitution of the State of West Virginia explicitly permits additional territory to be admitted into, and become part of this state, with the consent of the Legislature and of a majority of the qualified voters of the state; and
Whereas, In a spirit of conciliation, the Legislature of West Virginia hereby extends an invitation to our fellow Virginians who wish to do so, to join us in our noble experiment of 156 years of separation from the government at Richmond; and, we extend an invitation to any constituent county or city of the Commonwealth of Virginia to be admitted to the body politic of the State of West Virginia, under the conditions set forth in our state Constitution, specifically, with the consent of a majority of the voters of such county or city voting upon such proposition; and we hereby covenant that their many grievances shall be addressed, and, we further covenant with them that their firearms rights shall be protected to the fullest extent possible under our Federal and State Constitution.
Virginia’s Democratic lawmakers are insisting on passing a draconian gun control bill (SB64), which would ban most firearms, leaving society unarmed and unprotected by the Second Amendment to the Constitution.
This is why many of Virginia’s county residents are preparing to face Democratic legislation that will limit the possession and carrying of guns allowed under the Second Amendment.
Gun supporters are trying to convince county residents to make them Second Amendment sanctuaries.
In addition, Culpeper County Sheriff Scott H. Jenkins, would appoint residents as deputies, following established procedure, should Democratic state legislators approve his gun control plan.
“They will be duly vetted through a normal process. Everything from the normal background checks we do for other deputies to psychological evaluations,” Jenkins told Fox News.
Similarly, the governor of West Virginia, like President Donald Trump, is a strong advocate for life from conception.
Last year, Republican Party legislators in the state of Virginia did not pass the bill introduced by the Democrats, which legalized abortion, even up to the time of birth, for reasons including mental health.
“Clearly, this type of legislation is an attempt to create legal infanticide, as viable babies are aborted to the applause of abortion extremists,” Kristan Hawkins, president of the pro-life NGO Students for Life, said in a statement, according to The Daily Signal.
Among the reasons Justice is urging Virginia counties to abandon their state are primarily compliance with the Second Amendment to the Constitution (the right to bear arms) and defense of the unborn.