On December 5, 2019, Breitbart News reported 23 counties in Virginia had declared Second Amendment Sanctuary status, and numerous others were poised to make declarations at that time.
"These are people [gun owners] that were sleeping during the elections. That's the problem with a lot of gun owners: they tend to get complacent and think, 'Oh okay, nothing bad is going to happen.' They were sleeping and the elections then kind of eked out a margin for the democrats and they came on saying, 'We want gun control.' This is all about gun control."
He suggested the post-election gun control push has rallied gun owners to the cause: "They woke up a sleeping giant, and they know it now. They've grabbed a tiger by the tail."
On December 7, 2019, Breitbart News reported Culpeper County Sheriff Scott Jenkins' vow to "deputize thousands" to fight in defense of gun rights, should state-level Democrats push gun control onto the backs of the people.
|Sheriff Scott Jenkins, Culpeper County Virginia
And FoxNews reprts: Culpeper County Sheriff Scott Jenkins made the vow during a Board of Supervisors meeting last week in which the panel unanimously agreed to declare the county a Second Amendment Constitutional County.
"Every Sheriff and Commonwealth Attorney in Virginia will see the consequences if our General Assembly passes further unnecessary gun restrictions," Jenkins wrote on Facebook before the meeting.
"I plan to properly screen and deputize thousands of our law-abiding citizens to protect their constitutional right to own firearms," he added.
CSPOA applauds these government officials who courageously live up to their oaths to defend the people's rights. All of them. With all our active involvement in the political process, we can make the term "Gun-Free Zone" obsolete.
Sheriff Jenkins brought the CSPOA in to do training for his entire staff several years ago. He is definitely a constitutional sheriff. How about your sheriff?