On December 20, 2019, Breitbart News reported over 100 local governments in Virginia had declared themselves 2nd Amendment Sanctuaries. That figure included 86 of Virginia’s 95 counties and numerous cities and municipalities.
The Second Amendment Sanctuary movement in Virginia began just after November 5, 2019, the date on which Democrats won control of the state’s legislature. Gov. Ralph Northam (D) was quick to suggest he would use the Democrat majority to carry out a war on guns.