Anti-gun advocates just can’t seem to stay away from the Second Amendment Sanctuary movement, though half of them claim that it’s no big deal and doesn’t mean anything at all. The other half views it as a license for anarchy and a rejection of the Constitution, and it seems every new op/ed arguing against them strives to reach new heights of hyperbole.
The latest is Rob Schofield of North Carolina Policy Watch, who says that the movement is “perverse and provocative” and is a symbol of all that is wrong with the country today.
Delusional as the proponents of the gun sanctuary movement may be about basic constitutional principles, what’s most troubling about this new development is its clear and reckless message of violence and lawlessness. Refusing to abide by or enforce duly enacted criminal laws – especially anti-violence laws – is the kind of behavior one associates with failed states ruled by armed militias and gangs. It’s the grim reality of Afghanistan, Venezuela and Zimbabwe, not the world’s greatest democracy. Sadly, it’s also the action of extremists devoted to cockamamie ideas like secession and “nullification.”