Virginia State Senator Bill Stanley went to the floor this week to propose an amendment that would give all men and women in statewide Sheriff’s departments a 3% raise. It was rejected by every single Democrat.

According to Stanley when he approached Democrat State Majority Leader Dick Saslaw to figure out what happened, he got a shocking answer. “Hey Stanley, you want to know why your Sheriff’s didn’t get a raise? – because they came to our committees and said they weren’t going to enforce our laws.” When Stanley pressed for an answer on what Saslaw was referring to, he was told bluntly, “Gun control.”

Saslaw admitted to making the outrageous statement. In fact he went further and said if the Sheriffs in Virginia didn’t follow his laws, this is what they get. “He didn’t lie- I said it,” Saslaw declared. “All I said was a lot of people are upset that these people come in and say they’re not going to enforce my laws. That’s all.”

Do you understand? They are his laws and you will do as you are told or we will punish you!

It’s clear, if you don’t blindly support gun control in Virginia, Democrats will make sure it’s a lot harder to support your family as well. Maybe this is another reason why applications to police academies across the nation are plummeting and law enforcement agencies are finding it nearly impossible to fill vacancies.

It seems in Virginia if an elected Sheriff refuses to violate his or her oath of office they will be punished financially by Democrats in Richmond.
Meanwhile, many of these same Democrats continue to demonize law enforcement officers across the country as violent and racist.

The Sheriffs in the Commonwealth have done the right thing to protect Virginia citizens right to self-defense and self-preservation guaranteed in the United States Constitution. However, Democrats feel they have the right to run over anyone who does not adhere strictly to their beliefs.

I tip my hat to elected Sheriffs not only in Virginia but across the country that take their oath to protect and defend the Constitution quite seriously. They may be our last line of defense against a lawless leftist mob that has its sights set on stripping citizens of a lot more than the just the right to keep and bear arms.