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Defiant Virginia Sheriff Strikes Back: If Gun Control Passes, It Will Not Be Enforced

On Monday, over 25,000 Americans gathered at the steps of the Virginia State Capitol building to protest a slew of strict gun control measures.

One of the individuals that attended was Grayson County Sheriff Richard Vaughan. Not only is he not happy with the direction the state government is headed, but plans to fight back should their gun control laws be passed.

“If the bills go through as proposed, they will not be enforced. They are unconstitutional,” Vaughn told Turning Point USA’s Benny Johnson.

“We support and uphold the Constitution of the United States and the constitution of Virginia and that is what we will do,” he stated.


In another interview with Reuters, the Grayson County sheriff repeated his support for the Second Amendment and how he is the “last line of defense” for the right to bear arms.

“Some of these bills being proposed are just unconstitutional and we will not enforce them,” Vaughan said. “As a sheriff I am the last line of defense between law abiding gun owners and the politicians who want to take away their rights.”

The Virginia legislature is expected to vote on these strict gun control laws in the coming days, which include “universal background checks, a ‘red flag’ law, a ban on assault-style rifles and a limit of one handgun-a-month purchase,” according to a Reuters report.

Members of the West Virginia state legislature recently signed a resolution inviting disaffected counties and cities in Virginia — where over 100 have deemed themselves “Second Amendment sanctuaries” — to leave their state and join the Mountain State.


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