As the sanctuary movement has come to dominate the Virginia landscape, it’s not surprising to see anti-gun Democrats seeking to marginalize the effort. After all, they want to push gun control and who really cares what the people of Virginia think?
The latest official to beat the anti-sanctuary movement drum is the state’s lieutenant governor, and it seems that Justin Fairfax has decided that he won’t be swayed by the sanctuary movement.
Speaking outside a Roanoke City Council meeting, Fairfax said the wave of counties that have declared themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries doesn’t sway his opinion on the importance of gun control.
Instead, Fairfax said the focus should remain on what he called “common sense measures” to keep communities safe.
“I think that’s what we’ve really got to focus on. We’ve got to have a thoughtful, respectful discussion when we go back to the General Assembly,” said Fairfax. “But we’ve also gotta understand that we’re here to protect each other, to keep everybody safe.”