First up is Virginia Governor Ralph Northam who is warning of dire consequences to sanctuary counties and sheriffs. Northam told reporters:
(H/t Bearing Arms).Gov. Ralph Northam said Wednesday 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.
Virginia Congress-critters Gerry Connolly and Donald McEachin offered up suggestions as to those consequences. Connolly suggested that law enforcement officers that failed to enforce the law should be prosecuted. McEachin went even further, suggesting that Virginia's state government could cut off financial assistance to counties, and that the governor could even call out the national guard to enforce the laws.
I think that they are hoping for an armed insurrection to justify full on confiscation and imprisonment.