As Virginia’s Second Amendment Sanctuary movement continues to strengthen, it raises the question of it could translate to more support for President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election.
Virginia has voted exclusively for Democrats since the 2008 election, and their current State government is controlled by entirely by Democrats (the Governorship plus their General Assembly). As their Assembly was set for both chambers to be Blue this month, strict gun control measures began being discussed in anticipation of full Democrat control. Governor Ralph Northam and his colleagues came out guns blazing (pun intended), calling for not only a ban on so-called “assault weapons,” but confiscation of everyone who currently possesses one.
Not coincidentally, Northam also wants to greatly expand the definition of an assault weapons so that pistols and shotguns are also banned in addition to weapons. Even during the Clinton-era “assault weapons ban,” current owners had their firearms grandfathered in. It was only new purchases prohibited. Within just a month-and-a-half, 90% of the state’s counties (which contain 40% of the population) voted to become “Second Amendment Sanctuaries” and refuse to enforce all future gun control legislation.
They gained momentum in record time, and that enthusiasm could translate support for the anti-gun control presidential candidate this year – Donald Trump.