Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced Tuesday that the commonwealth will no longer recognize out-of-state concealed handgun permits, part of a national push to circumvent legislatures opposed to tightening gun laws.
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But Herring’s office could not say how many people are suspected of crossing into Virginia with concealed weapons to commit crimes …
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The states losing reciprocity are: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
The Washington Post article comes via Mike Vanderboegh. As for Mr. Herring, he can’t prove that any crime has ever been committed in Virginia by an out-of-state concealed handgun permit holder, and he knows it. This is raw politics, progressive statist tactics to deprive men of their right to self defense. And as we’ve seen before, it’s more than a matter of mere politics, and even more than a matter of rights. It’s a matter of moral duty.
God expects men to defend themselves and their loved ones as a corollary to being created in His image. Second amendment or not, men must act to preserve life, their own and that of others. It is an obligation that attends being servants of the most high God, the only potentate and eternal ruler of the universe. Your actions, Mr. Herring, go to the heart of God’s expectations for man, and thus there is a deeply moral element to your seemingly political actions.
As I said, we’ve studied this time and time again, and so there is absolutely no question that Mr. Herring is interfering with man’s duty before God and thus has become a stumbling block for God’s chosen people. There is a whole host of questions and things to consider from this point forward.
For instance, what is the NRA going to do? If they’re worth two cents, they will go to war over this. What will Virginia LEOs do? If they enforce this sinful and unconstitutional law, they are no better than the current Governor and Attorney General Mr. Herring. I don’t care that those in power want this enforced. I don’t care that those in power were elected to that office.
Breaking covenant with God’s law means illegitimacy before mankind, and thus their laws must be disobeyed. I don’t want to hear from LEOs that the people of Virginia should elect better men, different men. The majority doesn’t have a right to decide when God’s laws are to be dishonored. If LEOs can’t stand the moral heat, it’s time to get out of the kitchen. These are weighty questions for weighty times. What will LEOs do? Seriously. LEOs should ponder hard on these words.
But one thing I can do about this is appeal to the most high King over these sinful actions. In the Christian faith there is a rich tradition of imprecatory prayers, and it’s a tool we don’t use often enough. It isn’t a substitute for action on our parts, but we must bath everything in prayer. The last time I prayed an imprecatory prayer it was over Arlen Specter and his support for abortion rights and another candidate who supported abortion rights. Soon after that prayer, Mr. Specter was diagnosed with cancer and left the senate. I don’t do this lightly. But Mr. Herring has forced my hand, and I feel led by the spirit to do this.
“Dear Lord of heaven and earth, whereas Mr. Herring has made it impossible for many of your servants, your children, those for whom your only begotten Son died on a rugged cross, to preserve their lives and the lives of those whom you love, Mr. Herring has declared himself to be your enemy. Tyrants need willing lieutenants to carry out their evil plans, and Mr. Herring has decided to align himself with the forces of darkness. This is no small matter to you.
I am hereby constrained by your spirit to pray for his demise. Bring desolation, destitution and disrepute on the house of Mr. Herring to the fourth and fifth generations. May his very children and children’s children disavow his beliefs and actions to the fourth and fifth generations. May Mr. Herring live in shame for what he has done, and I pray that you, oh sovereign Lord, would bring all of his actions to naught and render him impotent and powerless, with the reputation of a worm.”