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A "2nd Amendment Sanctuary" has what legal effect?

Update:

Isn't the 2nd Amendment already the law of the land? Doesn't the U.S. already regulate machine guns, etc.?

Update 2:

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.

Update 3:

The sanctuaries are apparently existential in their effect, which makes no sense.

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  • 4 months ago
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    nothing, it's more about the feelings

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    • Ominous Cowherd
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      4 months agoReport

      Anyway, your answer was not a citation of the "sanctuary" sheriffs in Virginia enforcing the confiscation law. No actual enforcement has been cited. 

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  • Jason
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    3 months ago

    We can choose what laws we want to obey. We learned that from the Democrats. Isn't that right? 

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  • 4 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.

  • 4 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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  • Anonymous
    4 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.

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    • Ominous Cowherd
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      4 months agoReport

      Oh my god, you cannot possibly be this stupid. "Independent clause" is a grammatical term, referring to a clause which does not depend for its meaning on another part of the sentence. Such as the part of the 2nd amendment which comes after the comma in the middle.

      Christ, what a dolt.

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  • 4 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).

    • Exoplanet
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      4 months agoReport

      So brandishing, Felon in possession, and concealed carry permits (which are "gun laws") won't be enforced? Like wow, dude.

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  • Kieth
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    Public support if anything threatens gun ownership.

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    • Ominous Cowherd
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      4 months agoReport

      Yes, but not a "threat to gun ownership" in the sense meant by Kieth. He meant the general ability of the populace to keep guns.  Of course felons lose their rights, and nobody denies that.

      Are you on the spectrum, by any chance?

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  • 4 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.

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    • Exoplanet
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      4 months agoReport

      In an emergency, let's say a traffic accident with an overturned gasoline tanker and a massive fire which requires all of the department's resources, of course the sheriff can decline other duties. It's like, common sense, dude.

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