Sanctuary counties: Inside Virginia’s gun rights resistance

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Democrats swept to victory in Virginia last year after campaigning on stricter gun control laws. Weeks later, the backlash began.

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Militia members arriving at a meeting in a Virginia suburb, ahead of a gun rally the following dayImage copyrightJoel Gunter
Image caption Militia members arriving at a meeting in a Virginia suburb, ahead of a gun rally the following day
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The Culpeper County 2A Facebook group had five rules.

Rule one was “Get Busy – Follow the Action Plan and take the necessary steps to protect our rights. Sharing memes isn’t enough. We need coordinated action.”

Rule two was “Do Not Give Up – We’re in the fight of our lives. Act accordingly. Never surrender.”

At some point in late January the rules changed, and rule two became “No racism”. But the basic purpose remained: Culpeper County 2A (the 2A stands for Second Amendment) was founded with the aim of resisting gun control bills working their way through the Virginia state legislature.