VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Gov. Ralph Northam said localities could face consequences if law enforcement officers don’t enforce gun laws.
When asked by a reporter if local governments would face retaliation for declaring themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries, Northam responded, “There’s not going to be retaliation. That’s not what I’m about. I’m about making Virginia safer.”
Northam continued, “If we have constitutional laws on the books and law enforcement officers are not enforcing those laws on the books, then there are going to be consequences, but I’ll cross that bridge if and when we get to it.”
Northam did not offer specifics on what the potential consequences would be.
Northampton County passed a resolution which declared support for the Second Amendment last week, but fell short of declaring itself a sanctuary. Accomack County is expected to pass a similar resolution at its Wednesday meeting.