Saturday, November 30, 2019

Second Amendment Sanctuary Localities Push Back on Gun Ban Onslaught

Since the November 5th Election, 23 counties and towns have declared themselves Second Amendment Sanctuaries.  What is a Second Amendment Sanctuary? A Second Amendment Sanctuary is any locality that says it will not enforce any unconstitutional (federal or state) gun laws. Many sheriffs are going to take the County's lead on this and county police could be told not to enforce such laws either.  Localities may decide not to use local tax dollars to enforce federal and/or state gun control laws.

The 23 localities to date are:
Appomattox, Bland, Botetourt, Campbell, Carroll, Charlotte, Dickenson, Dinwiddie, Giles, Henry, King William, Lee, Madison, Nottoway, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Powhatan, Rural Retreat, Southampton, Sussex, Tazewell County, Washington, Wythe.

These are resolutions and don't carry the force of law and it needs to be remembered that Virginia is a Dillon Rule state which means state law determines what localities can and can't do.  While this show of defiance is encouraging, gun owners need to remember that the fact that a locality passes a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary resolution doesn't change the fact that if bills like Senate Bill 16 passes next year and is signed into law, you will still be a felon if you own the banned items in the bill, as competitive shooter Todd Jarret said in the below video on Thanksgiving Day.

There are a number of counties that have scheduled to hear or vote on 2A Sanctuary Resolutions. The list that we currently have and meeting times are below.  If you live in one of these counties or cities and can attend, you should be there and speak in favor of these resolutions.  If you can't attend, please contact your member of the town or city council, or member of the Board of Supervisors and let them know you support the resolution being considered.

Orange County (This is where VSSA's HQ is located)
December 3 at 7:00 pm
Due to the expected large turnout of citizens concerned about the Second Amendment and proposed new laws in Richmond, the PUBLIC COMMENT portion of the December 3 Orange County Board of Supervisors meeting has been moved to the Taylor Education Administration Complex (old Prospect Heights Middle School)
200 Dailey Drive
Orange, Virginia.

The PUBLIC COMMENT period will begin no earlier than 7:30pm.  Please be aware that because this is property controlled by the Orange County Public School system, all tobacco products and firearms are prohibited.

Fluvanna County
December 4, at 4 pm at:
Fluvanna Court Building
Circuit Courtroom
72 Main Street
Palmyra, VA 22963

Prince Edward County
December 10, at 7 pm.
County Board Room
111 South Street
Third Floor,
Farmville, VA

Nelson County
December 10, at 2 pm
General District Courtroom of the Courthouse
84 Courthouse Square
Lovingston, VA 22949

Lancaster County
December 12, at 7 pm
General District Courtroom
8311 Mary Ball Road
Lancaster, VA

Greensville County
December 2, at 6 pm
Greensville County Government Center
1781 Greensville County Circle
Emporia, Virginia 23847

Augusta County
Dec. 4 at Stuarts Draft High School 6 PM
The BOS has asked for the public to sign up in advance.

Gloucester County
December 3, at 6:30 pm
Gloucester Court House
Gloucester VA 23061

Isle of Wight
December 12 at 5 pm
Robert C. Claud, Sr. Board Room
Wight County Courthouse Complex (off Route 258
17090 Monument Cir.
Isle of Wight, VA 23397

Northumberland County
December 12, at 5:30 p.m. with public comment starting at 7 p.m.
New Courthouse
220 Judicial Pl.
Heathsville, VA 22473

Rappahannock County
December 2, 7PM
County Courthouse
250 Gay Street,
Washington, VA 22747
Please note that the meeting must begin at the courthouse but may move after it comes to order to Rappahannock County High School due to an expected large crowd.

Shenandoah County
December 9th at 7 pm
Central High School
1147 Susan Ave
Woodstock, VA 22664

Smyth County
Tuesday, December 10 at 5 pm
Marion High School Auditorium
848 Stage St.
Marion, VA 24354

Prince George County
December 10 at 7 PM
County Administration Bldg.
Boardroom, Third Floor
6602 Courts Drive,
Prince George, Virginia

James City County
December 10 at 5 PM
101 Mounts Bay Road
Building F
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Bedford County
December 9, 2019 7 PM
Liberty High School Auditorium
100 Liberty Minutemen Dr.
Bedford, VA 24523

King George County
December 3rd, 6:30 pm
James Revercomb Building, Board Room
10459 Courthouse Drive
King George, VA 22485

Norton City Council
December 3, 6 pm
City Council Chambers
618 Virginia Avenue NW
Norton, VA 24273

Page County
December 3rd at 7 pm
103 S Court Street
Board Room, 2nd Floor
Luray, VA 22835

Prince William County
December 10 at 7:30 pm
Prince William County McCoart Administration Building
Board Chambers
1 County Complex Court
Woodbridge, VA

Town of Pulaski Town Council
December 3, at 7 pm
Council Chambers
42 1st street NW
Pulaski VA, 24301

Radford City Council
December 9, 7 PM
Radford Municipal Building
619 Second St
Radford, VA 24141
Each speaker will have 2 minutes

Rockingham County
December 11 6PM
County Administration Building
20 E. Gay St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22802

Spotsylvania County
December 10, 4:30PM
Holbert Building
9104 Courthouse Road
Spotsylvania, VA

Stafford County
December 17, at 7 PM
Stafford County Board Chambers
1300 Courthouse Rd.
Stafford, VA 22554

Suffolk City Council
December 4, 7PM
City Council Chamber
442 W Washington Street
1st Floor
Suffolk, VA 23434

Virginia Beach City Council
December 3, 6PM
2401 Courthouse Drive
Building 1
Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Wise County
December 12, at 6:30 pm
Wise County Schools Education Center
Conference Room A
628 Lake Street NE
Wise, VA

York County
December 17 6 PM
York Hall
301 Main Street
East Room
Yorktown, VA 23690

Bath County
December 10th at 6pm
Bath County Courthouse
65 Courthouse Hill Rd
Warm Springs, VA 24484

Bedford County
December 9 7:00 PM
123 E. Main St.
Bedford, Va. 24523

Bristol City
December 10, 6 PM
Council Chambers at City Hall
300 Lee St.
Bristol, VA 24201

Buckingham County
December 9th 6:00 PM
Peter Francisco Auditorium of the Buckingham County Administration Bldg.
13380 W. James Anderson Hwy
Buckingham, VA 23921

Chesapeake City
December 10, 6:30 pm
306 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322
Clarke County
December 17, 6:30PM
Berryville Clarke County Government Center
101 Chalmers Ct.
Berryville, VA 22611

Colonial Heights City
December 10, 7PM
City Council Chambers
201 James Ave.
Colonial Heights, VA

Culpeper County
December 3, 10 AM
302 N. Main St.
Please note that the morning agenda states that "The Board will discuss the potential of adopting a resolution to address the issue of Second Amendment Rights"

Cumberland County
December 10, 7 pm
17 Courthouse Circle
Cumberland, VA 23040

Fairfax County
December 3, 4:30 PM
Board Auditorium
Fairfax County Government Center
12000 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035

Floyd County
December 10, 7PM
Floyd County High School Auditorium
721 Baker St SE,
Floyd, VA 24091

Fauquier County
December 12, 6:30PM
Warren Green Building
10 Hotel Stree
Warrenton, Virginia

1 comment:

Unknown said...

These anti-gun laws should not just be seen as anti-2A or anti-constitutional but pushed hard over and over as a violation of civil rights. Pro-2A groups attack these issue in the courts solely as a violation of the Constitution (don't get me wrong, it clearly is) but the left doesn't under stand or accepts YOUR constitutional rights but they clearly under stand the civil rights game. The is war, all is fair, no high road nor low road. Sad to say this but Pro-2A minorities need to hammer their board of supervisors, their districts house and senate members and send a clear message not to violate their 2A civil rights.