VA Residents Declare "Second Amendment Sanctuary" Status

VA Residents Declare “Second Amendment Sanctuary” Status

Washington County, VA – November 26, 2019 concerned residents of Washington County swamped the local “Board of Supervisors” meeting in Abingdon, Va.  The response to attend the meeting was so huge, local residents not only filled the main meeting room, but also filled the overflow room and outside the building.

Why did so many Southwestern Virginia residents show up at this board meeting?  After reading the new proposed Virginia Senate Bill #64, scheduled to be passed in 2020, you might say their line in the sand has been crossed.  If Bill #64 goes through, no more teaching or demonstrating to others how to use or make firearms.  If people do, they can be charged with a Class 5 felony, meaning prison time.

Many residents were allowed to speak before the board and express their opposition to new gun laws being proposed by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam.  He announced his war on guns on CNN (11/06/19), after Democrats took control of both houses in Virginia’s General Assembly in the recent election.

Some Washington County board members expressed that they were overwhelmed with phone calls from local residents to pass “Second Amendment Sanctuary.”

Washington County Board of Supervisors voted 7- 0, to declares itself a “Second Amendment Sanctuary,” wherein officials will refuse to enforce any new restrictions on gun ownership in Washington County, Virginia.

Virginia’s proposed Senate Bill No. 64 amended and reenact § 18.2-433.2 of the Code of Virginia, relating to paramilitary activities; penalty.


(November 26th 2019) . . . Board Chairman Saul Hernandez told News 5 this resolution is ‘symbolic,’ with hopes it sends a message about Southwest Virginians to legislators in Richmond.

Hernandez said this effort is a reaction to rhetoric from Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration cracking down on gun control and legislation.

This decision on this resolution comes a little more than one week after filed bills propose stricter measures like universal background checks, a ban on assault firearms and an increase in age to buy and own a firearm from 18 to 21. . . .  Read More

More Virginia Counties Declare ‘Second Amendment Sanctuary’ Status

Nov. 23, 2019 –  More Virginia counties declared ‘Second Amendment Sanctuary’ status this week in an effort to get ahead of the gun control promises from Gov. Ralph Northam (D) and newly-elected Democrats.

On November 19, 2019, Breitbart News reported that Appomattox County Board of Commissioners passed a ‘Second Amendment Sanctuary’ resolution, with the goal of opposing any efforts that would ‘unconstitutionally restrict gun rights.’

WHSV 3 reports that Giles County and Dinwiddle both adopted ‘Second Amendment Sanctuary’ resolutions on November 21, 2019.

Dinwiddle Supervisor William Chavis said, ‘We have rights to bear arms. Point blank. And our county, we have a lot of hunters, lots of sportsmen that like to sport shoot.’

On November 8, 2019, Breitbart News reported that Gov. Northam responded to Democrat election victories by readying a war on guns.

Northam introduced a number of gun controls following the May 31, 2019, Virginia Beach shooting in which 12 people were shot and killed with guns that were legally acquired. The gun control push failed to survive Republican opposition, but Northam sees hope for more Second Amendment restrictions now that Democrats will be in control.

Northam told CNN he will push universal background checks, as well as bans on ‘high volume magazines,’ bump stocks, and more.  Read More

What is Second Amendment Sanctuary?

. . .  refers to resolutions adopted by some jurisdictions in the United States to not expend resources to enforce certain gun control measures perceived as violation of the Second Amendment. The resolutions oppose emergency protection orders, enforcement of gun background checks, and red flag laws that permit police or family members to petition a state court to order the temporary removal of firearms from a person.  Read More

In Virginia, 21 out of 95 counties have adopted Second Amendment sanctuary resolutions. View

Please continue to check back for new updates concerning gun rights and adopting the “Second Amendment Sanctuary” for counties across this nation.

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