The state of Virginia is preparing to sign serious gun control regulation into law very soon.
But one sheriff seems to have already found a workaround.
Last week, during the Culpepper County Board of Supervisors meeting, Sheriff Scott Jenkins and his administration promised to “deputize” as many individuals as he can, giving them greater access to their Second Amendment rights and allowing them to bypass some of the upcoming firearm restrictions.
“My office will always encourage and support our citizens in firearms training, concealed carry permits, and the ability to defend themselves and their families,” he said. “If necessary, I plan to properly screen and deputize thousands of our law-abiding citizens to protect their constitutional right to own firearms.”
In a Facebook post, the office sent a strong message to all those in favor of the new restrictions, saying, “America has more guns than citizens and murder has long been illegal. At best, the proposed gun restrictions will disarm or handicap our law-abiding in their defense and possibly cause a criminal to choose another tool for evil.”
"Every Sheriff and Commonwealth Attorney in Virginia will see the consequences if our General Assembly passes further…
Other counties in the state are looking to enact similar measures as Culpepper county, where interested citizens are deputized and trained how to use a firearm.
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