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Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring: Siding With Illegal Immigrants Over Lawful Gun Owners

I find it funny that AG Mark Herring had this to say regarding 2nd amendment sanctuaries:

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring issued an advisory opinion Friday saying that Second Amendment sanctuary resolutions passed by localities across Virginia ahead of possible new gun safety laws passed by the General Assembly will have “no legal effect.”
“When the General Assembly passes new gun safety laws they will be enforced, and they will be followed. These resolutions have no legal force, and they’re just part of an effort by the gun lobby to stoke fear,” said Herring in a statement.

Ok, so why does he allow stuff like this this?

RICHMOND — Attorney General Mark R. Herring (D) has issued an opinion giving Virginia law enforcement officials cover to release suspected undocumented immigrants before federal officials can assume custody.
Herring’s nonbinding opinion says that if prisoners are otherwise eligible for release, sheriff’s and jail officials can defy requests from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to detain them because of their immigration status.

In July of this year (2019), this also happened:

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Raising concerns from immigrant advocacy groups, two bills that would increase cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities are advancing through the Virginia General Assembly.
HB 2270, sponsored by Republican Del. Charles Poindexter of Franklin County, would require local law enforcement officials to notify U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement of the release date of an immigrant “alien,” or noncitizen, as soon as it is known. The bill cleared the Senate Courts of Justice Committee on Wednesday after being passed by the House last week.

Who opposed that?

“Immigrants are active contributors to Virginia’s workforce and economy,” said John Feinblatt, President of New American Economy. “If passed, these bills could potentially inflict more than a billion dollars in damage and threaten key industries like construction and food services.”

John Feinblatt is the President of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country. He is a senior advisor to former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and, in addition to his role at Everytown, has led the former mayor’s efforts on immigration reform, infrastructure investment, and marriage equality.

Herring is against this to deal with illegal immigration:

The open letter also states that Attorney General Mark Herring (D-Va.) has declined to make legal comments on the current notification policy and has effectively echoed McKeel’s statement that the board decision is a matter of policy and not law. 
“It is time for our local representatives to end their complicity with a force that demonizes and terrorizes immigrant communities across the country,” the letter said. “ICE’s violent, military-style raids have maimed thousands of people, torn families apart, and instilled fear among immigrants and people of color.”

Yet, if you’re a US citizen and a legal gun owner who follows current law:

"When the General Assembly passes new gun violence legislation, they will be followed, and they will be enforced," Herring said. 

Pretty troubling that the Attorney General will fight for illegal aliens (non-US Citizens/residents), but when it comes to the currently legal gun owning citizens of Virginia, nah, screw them. He’ll strictly enforce the law (with heavily armed law enforcement), and if you’re caught breaking it, he’ll be ok with arresting you (stack up, SWAT team. We have an AR15 owner who didn’t hand in/register his rifle), take you away from you family, prosecute you to the fullest extent, and make sure you get Bloomberg’ message. So much for “keeping families together” and defying unjust laws, right Mark?........

Bloomberg and his goons are controlling your state. Feinblatt’s involvement in going against HB 2270 and Herring’s involvement in protecting illegals proves it.

Herring has kissed Feinblatt’s ass before as well. From 2015:

RICHMOND, Va. — Everytown for Gun Safety praised Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring today for taking executive actions to shore up the state’s policies on recognizing out-of-state concealed carry permits and released statements from President John Feinblatt and Virginian Andy Parker, whose daughter Alison was shot and killed on live television in August. STATEMENT FROM EVERYTOWN FOR GUN SAFETY PRESIDENT JOHN FEINBLATT:
“When states recognize carry permits from other states with weaker laws they put themselves at the mercy of those weaker laws — it’s why we have fought hard against the NRA’s attempts to push a federal reciprocity bill through Congress. Once again, leaders in the states are doing their part to stand up to gun lobby interests and I applaud Attorney General Herring for protecting Virginians and demanding that any state that wishes to have their permit recognized in Virginia has to have the same strong standards for concealed carry as the Commonwealth.”

Everytown’s (Bloomberg/Feinblatt) most recent donations to Herring:

The major donors to him:

Are we starting to see a pattern yet?.....

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Dec 27, 2019

In light of AG Herring declaration that the gun laws will be enforced, I’d be interested in by whom? The county sheriffs won’t, so idiot Northam says he’ll call out the guard, but multiple guard officials say they won’t enforce them either...So maybe AG Herring plans to do it personally, if so I predict a short but exciting time as AG for him...

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