Friday, December 13, 2019

There are now 91 Sanctuary Localities in Virginia

After last night's local governing board meetings, there are now 91 localities that have passed resolutions declaring themselves 2A Sanctuary Localities, or in a couple of cases (Henrico County for example) that they will uphold the Constitutions of Virginia and the United States.  The gun ban lobby and Governor Northam have taken notice.  At Chesterfield's Board of Supervisors' meeting on Wednesday, there was a massive turnout of gun owners, both inside the Board meeting (the Public Meeting Room only holds about 290 people) and outside at a rally with an estimated crowd of between 2000 and 3000 people in front of the Old Courthouse building where State Senator Amanda Chase.  There was no resolution on the agenda but during their public comment period, they allowed 15 people to address the board on matters not on the agenda.  It was clear from the number of anti-rights speakers (about half of those signed up to speak) that the gun ban lobby has taken notice of the push back around the state.  There is a GOP majority on the Chesterfield Board and they should have included a resolution on the agenda.  For what ever reason, they have chosen not to at this time.  A new Board will take office in January and we will have another opportunity for a resolution to be considered.

You can find updated information about the list of localities that have passed resolutions on the VSSA web site.

Next week's board meetings include:

Monday December 16:
City of Roanoke - There is no resolution on the agenda but there is a "Hearing of Citizens" on the 2:PM part of the agenda which is a good time to again urge the city to pass a resolution.
Montgomery County - There is an item on the agenda to consider a 2A resolution during the meeting scheduled for 7:15 PM.

Tuesday December 17:
Mathews County will vote on a 2A resolution during their 1:00 PM meeting.  The meeting will be held at 17 Church Street, Mathews, VA.
Franklin County - There is no resolution on the agenda.  There are five cititizens signed up for the Public Comment portion of the agenda and one of those may ask the board to consider a resolution.
Stafford County - There is a 2A resolution item under New Business on the 7:00 PM portion of the agenda.
York County - The agenda includes consideration of a "Constitutional County" during the 6:00 PM meeting
Clarke County - There is no resolution for consideration on the agenda but there is a public comment period so that is an opportunity to ask the board to consider and pass a resolution.

Prince Edward County - Will hold a special meeting Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Prince Edward County High School Auditorium, 1482 Zion Hill Road, Farmville, Virginia.  The Board will receive citizen input and consider a resolution regarding declaring Prince Edward County a Second Amendment Santuary County. The meeting is open to the public; however, only citizens and taxpayers of Prince Edward County will have the opportunity to provide input. This is the only item on the agenda for this special meeting and no other items will be discussed at this time.

Vinton Town Council - Council meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month.  An agenda was not available on the web site at the time this was posted but by clicking the link ahead of Tuesday the agenda may be available.

Wednesday December 18
Accomack County - The Board will have a public comment period and have an item listed as "Discussion of Second Amendment Resolution" on the 5:00 PM agenda.
Amelia County - The Board will consider a 2A resolution at the meeting scheduled for 7:00 PM at Amelia County High School

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