Fifty Republican Legislators from North Carolina have drummed their support for the Second Amendment sanctuaries in Virginia and some have indicated that they will attend the much-anticipated “Lobby Day” gun rally on January 20.
North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore and Majority Leader John Bell will deliver a letter from Rep. Keith Kidwell to the Virginia Legislature in support of the second amendment sanctuaries the same day the rally will be taking place.
The letter declares solidarity with the Virginian Second Amendment sanctuary counties and encourages the remaining ones to take similar steps and declare their Second Amendment Sanctuary status. Candidates running for the North Carolina Governor’s Office have supported the move with Rep. Holly Grange signing the letter. Lt. Gov. Dan Forest promised that the same would never happen in North Carolina if he succeeds in the polls.
Rep. Kidwell said that their sister state was facing a threat from its own elected officials and they had to show their solidarity. He added that if Virginia succeeds in trashing the Constitution, other Democratic-controlled states would take similar steps thus setting a dangerous precedent. The GOP lawmaker indicated that Virginians were furious with gun control in a similar way they were when Lord Dunmore, the British governor of Virginia, confiscated the firearms from militias at Williamsburg.
Kidwell is among the Republicans who sponsored a Constitutional Carry bill, House Bill 498, to lift the prohibition on residents of North Carolina carrying concealed handguns without a permit. He has the backing of Rep. Michael Speciale and Rep. Bobby Hanig from New Bern and Currituck County respectively.
North Carolina had its fair share of struggles with gun control extremists when Democratic lawmakers filed two gun control bills during the last session. However, the bills failed in the state where Republicans control both the House and the Senate.
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