Skip to comments.Gun ‘sanctuaries’ compared to slavery, ‘dangerous,’ ‘ugly,’ ‘disturbing’
Posted on 01/05/2020 9:38:58 PM PST by Perseverando
A new line of attack on Virginias fast-growing gun sanctuary movement, which is propelling similar pro-gun efforts in other states, compares it to slavery, drawing criticism from movement leaders who have won support in 91% of the states counties.
In the latest Washington Post slam on the movement, dubbed vigilantism in a recent editorial, the paper gave space Sunday to a critic who said the thinking behind the organic movement is what propelled slavery and opposed the civil rights movement.
Peter Galuszka called the movement disturbing, reactionary, hysteria, ugly, and dangerous.
In linking it to slavery, he wrote, A sad irony is that the sanctuary movement conjures the disturbing nullification movements of the past three centuries in Virginia. Thomas Jefferson and James Madison argued that the states have the right to ignore federal laws they consider unconstitutional. That thinking was applied to proslavery movements, leading to the Civil War and the fight over integration in the 1950s and 1960s.
He also cited polls showing broad public support for gun control, which the new Democratic state legislature and Gov. Ralph Northam plan to use in arguing for a ban on modern sporting weapons such as the AR-15, limits on the size of magazines that hold cartridges, an expanded background check system, and a new $4 million, 18-member team to enforce new gun control measures and a limit on gun purchases.
@VCDL_ORG Don't Sit This Vote Out, group wrote on website https://t.co/iymnYhGmqv Staying Home Cost Us So Many Elections Last Nov. We Need Enormous Presence To Offset Anti's That Are Organizing. To Stop Them Taking Your Constitution Rights Is Important! https://t.co/ANqYQpQEcv
SheepdogSecurity (@SheepdogSecurit) January 5, 2020 The medias push for gun control, however, was met with pushback today from Gun Owners of America Senior Vice President Erich Pratt, a leader in the sanctuary movement in which some 116 Virginia communities and counties have voted to ignore gun control laws emerging from Richmond.
He said that the Post and Galuszka are misreading the polls and the publics desire for gun control as it has turned blue.
Theres a lot The Washington Post got wrong in this story. The author is wildly wrong about the supposed public support for gun control. Consider that a majority of Maine residents voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016, even while defeating a ballot initiative that would establish red flag gun confiscation orders. So if these red flag gun grabs are opposed by a majority of voters even in certain blue states, how can anyone really claim with a straight face that a majority of Americans support such a law? he told Secrets.
He also said that any comparison to slavery is simply an effort to demonizing gun owners.
In an attempt to demonize nullification, he told us, the column completely ignores how anti-slavery forces helped to undermine the Fugitive Slave Act such as when juries refused to convict defendants who assisted runaway slaves.
And, he added, Sanctuary resolutions are important because they provide the best way for local officials to inform the newly elected General Assembly and the governor that if they rush forward to create new felony crimes to jail law-abiding Virginians just for exercising their most fundamental and natural right of self-defense then they cannot expect localities to enforce such unjust laws. What these sanctuary jurisdictions are doing is not resistance, but noncooperation a principle that runs through all levels of government dating from colonial America.
The fight is expected to escalate with a handful of other counties and cities slated to consider gun sanctuary proposals and the opening of the new legislative session in Richmond.
Whats more, the National Rifle Association has signaled that it is joining the fight and just issued Take Action notice. In it, the NRA said, Law-abiding gun owners throughout the Commonwealth must continue to join together to fight against gun bans, gun rationing, and confiscation this January in Richmond.
Support of the 2nd Amendment is the antithesis of slavery, we are trying to prevent them from making us slaves.
>>In linking it to slavery, he wrote, A sad irony is that the sanctuary movement conjures the disturbing nullification movements of the past three centuries in Virginia. Thomas Jefferson and James Madison argued that the states have the right to ignore federal laws they consider unconstitutional.”
WHAT Federal laws are the gun sanctuaries ignoring?
It is the states that are ignoring Federal protection of gun ownership.
Is is ok to extend his argument to say that cities and states that offer dope sanctuaries and illegal immigrant sanctuaries are akin to those that continued slavery in rejection of Federal law?
So what’s that make “illegal sanctuaries”?
EVERYTHING is racist today, dontcha know? Lol, these marxist agitators are one trick ponies.
So then, sanctuary locales in support of the 2nd amendment offend the sensibilities of the liberals. But sanctuary cities to support illegal aliens, in contradiction of federal law, are ok.
The wa post might be past the verge of extinction and just not know it.
social media blows them away and even though those sites are left leaning there’s still a Tremendous number of right wing comments.
Like the responses to Rose Mcgowan and that idiot ex football player
“In linking it to slavery, he wrote, A sad irony is that the sanctuary movement conjures the disturbing nullification movements of the past three centuries in Virginia. Thomas Jefferson and James Madison argued that the states have the right to ignore federal laws they consider unconstitutional. That thinking was applied to proslavery movements, leading to the Civil War and the fight over integration in the 1950s and 1960s.
What’s he trying to do? Steal from AOC the world championship belt in stupidity?
“Jefferson and James Madison argued that the states have the right to ignore federal laws they consider unconstitutional.
They may have argued this, but it doesn’t make it so.
The constitution is the supreme law of the land when
it comes to a citizens rights. The right to keep and
bear arms is not a federal law. It is the natural
right to self defense, and based from nature itself.
Every animal on the planet has a right to self defense.
Bears have claws, snakes have fangs. I have the natural
right to meet force with equal or greater force in my
Turing 40% of the law abiding citizens in VA into felons with the stroke of a pen seems to me a bad idea.
That is hilarious.
Aren’t sanctuary cities and states for illegal aliens a far better metaphor to slavery? Elitist lefties have their cheap labor concentrated where they want them using the fear of leaving their “sanctuaries” as a cudgel to keep them in line and keep their wages down.
These gun grabbers are failing to go after the real problem: the illegal traffic of drugs. It is in the pursuit of the illegal trafficking of drugs that most of the violence from guns occurs. When gangs ran illegal alcohol during Prohibition, the automatic Tommy Guns came out. Guns go hand in glove with illegal activity. Eliminate the illegal activity and you eliminate the gun violence. As long as there is the illegal activity, law abiding people need guns to defend themselves and others from the crazed killers.
I agree that it began that way but I dont believe that is the root cause any longer.
The root cause of much the violence today is the basic loss of the belief that human life (beyond ones own) has value.
in the inner cities Christian values have eroded to the point that any personal slight may be a reason to kill.
How many times in the past year have you seen an article which describes a shooting resulting where the shooters motive was something as simple as not getting catsup with their takeout order?
It is the novel Lord of the Flies come to life in our inner cities today. The thin veneer of civilization that Christianity laid over the remnants of the Roman Empire is cracking and crumbling as Christianity is attacked and made a scape goat for opposing the LBGT mafia.
Everything that Christianity made real; rule of law, personal charity, the value of human life and respect for women is collapsing under the assault on the Christian faith.
But it could just be the best bad idea the libtards have ever had.
Slaves do not own guns.
Disarming Americas civilians may just be the LAST bad idea the Rats ever have.
Exactly! The leftist trademark is to accuse/blame others of doing exactly what they are doing to misdirect the attention. The hypocritical hubris of the left is astounding. It takes a special kind mentally ill narcissism to do it with a straight face.
I think the drug culture where chemicals to achieve the bio chemical process of euphoria replace the human values that respect life. This is what Robert H. Bork describes as that “rough beast of decadence now sends us slouching towards our new home, not Bethlehem but Gomorrah.”
NOPE. Instead it is what the late J. William Fulbright called THE ARROGANCE OF POWER in his widely acclaimed book of the same name. = Government ELITES & the so-called “leaders” believe that since they CAN do something that means that they SHOULD do as they please, regardless of what the citizens want.
That ARROGANCE leads the ELITES to the opinion that they “KNOW BEST” & therefore can ignore the desires of the unimportant “common people”.
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