Lawmakers in West Virginia have ratified the House Concurrent Resolution 8 allowing Virginia’s breakaway counties to join the sister state. Gary Howell who chairs the Committee on Government Organization spearheaded the process.
Between 30 to 40 Counties could break away and join the Mountainous State. This event would resemble the Civil War split in 1863 that led to the creation of West Virginia.
“The parts of Virginia that are more like West Virginia and much less like the I-95 corridor and the tidewater region, they’re the ones that are reaching out to us,” Howell said.
Some in Virginia have shown interest in leaving the commonwealth and joining the sister state. Howell said that the move had started as a gesture of moral support but the requests to join have become serious prompting the move.
“It’s turned fairly serious that some of these counties actually wanna leave, join the state of West Virginia, and we’d like to welcome them in,” Howell said.
There has also been the talk of a Civil War should the governor decide to enforce the unconstitutional gun control laws in the state. Over 90% of the counties and territories have declared themselves as Second Amendment sanctuaries and vowed to defy orders to enforce gun control.
Howell said that allowing the counties to break away could be the only solution to prevent violent clashes.
“This may be a trend in the future to help prevent strife in our country.”
The Republican legislator said the two states shared a common way of life despite that of Virginians coming under attack.
“We see our brothers really under attack, our way of life. What we have here in West Virginia we treasure, and parts of Virginia treasure that way of life.”
West Virginia is currently under Republicans, who are passing more laws to expand gun rights for the residents.
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