A "2nd Amendment Sanctuary" has what legal effect?
Isn't the 2nd Amendment already the law of the land? Doesn't the U.S. already regulate machine guns, etc.?
Based on the answers, below, a "2nd Amendment Sanctuary" has no legal effect whatsoever. No cases are cited where it was used as a defense to anything. No nonenforcement of anything is cited. No laws confiscating guns which were not enforced are cited. No ATF or FBI actions where local law enforcement refused to cooperate are cited. But let's hope it makes people feel good.
The sanctuaries are apparently existential in their effect, which makes no sense.
- wombatfreaksLv 74 months agoFavorite Answer
nothing, it's more about the feelings
- JasonLv 73 months ago
We can choose what laws we want to obey. We learned that from the Democrats. Isn't that right?
- Ominous CowherdLv 64 months ago
Are you unable to distinguish between the general and the specific?
You asked what a "2nd amendment sanctuary" does, AS A CATEGORY, and several people gave you clear explanations.
You then claim that no answer was given because nobody gave specific examples.
Do a google search on Virginia 2nd Amendment and you'll find plenty.
By the way, I'm not sure you know the definition of the word "legal." It means "of or relating to the law." Any law which is passed and exists therefore has a legal effect. By definition.
- Godless GazooLv 74 months ago
It means the local cops won't enforce Federal law.
There are even court cases with an Arizona law that says if the gun is made in the same state it's sold in the Feds don't have jurisdiction since they are using interstate commerce to regulate.
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- Anonymous4 months ago
Read the second amendment. It does not say what you think it says. It does not guarantee you the right to keep arms where ever or be used for any purpose. The present nomenclature for sanctuaries in regards to the law are places where federal law is not enforced except by federal law enforcers. Thus the convoluted interpretation of the second amendment many have, allows local government to make laws disabling people from carry guns where ever they are.
- Wage SlaveLv 74 months ago
It means local law enforcement will not dedicate resources to enforcing gun laws (but state and/or federal agencies could still enforce state and federal law).
- KiethLv 74 months ago
Public support if anything threatens gun ownership.
- Jack BootLv 64 months ago
It means that unconstitutional anti-gun laws will not be enforced by the authorities there.
Update: Yes, and yes. My answer still stands.