Virginia counties are getting their backs up after the Nov 3 election went “blue.” Now more counties are joining the 2nd amendment sanctuary movement- whether they’ve made it formal or not…yet. What started in
Campbell County has now spread to: Patrick County, Appomattox County, Amherst County, Franklin County, Lee County, Pittsylvania County, Charlotte County, and Carroll County. All of those counties have Sheriffs and Boards of Supervisors who say they will not confiscate firearms in accordance with the Second Amendment. Update: More Virginia counties have added their name to the list, bringing the total to 22 on November 23.
- King William
- New Kent
Some of the above counties have not made their resolutions final, but are expected to vote on them by sometime in December. (Bearing Arms). They appear to be Virginia counties rebelling against the agenda of Governor Ralph Northam and the gun-grabbing Democrats.
“I took an oath to uphold the Constitution and that’s what I intend to do. I just want you all to know that.” Mike Carter, Franklin County Board of Supervisors
WCYB reported about the situation in Lee County:
One day after the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said they would stand up to state or federal officials that infringed upon gun rights, the Lee County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to make the county a Second Amendment sanctuary.
According to Sheriff Gary Parsons, the designation is a statement saying the county is a safe place for gun owners where their rights won’t be taken away. The statement also means the county won’t support any gun laws that try to take away gun rights.
The resolution was introduced by D.D. Leonard, the district 5 member of the Lee County Board of Supervisors. Leonard says he’s worked on the resolution since election day.
Sheriffs standing with the citizens on the issue of Constitutional rights is wonderful to see. And it’s great to watch a wave of rebellion against the gun-grabbing agenda. The only question is: will they stand strong when the legislature starts hammering the laws they plan to pass? If the legislature ties money to their laws (which they are likely to do), what will these counties do?
It may spark something more than resolutions.
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