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Gloucester considers Second Amendment Sanctuary status

The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors will consider adopting a resolution establishing Gloucester as a Sanctuary County for Second Amendment Rights during its meeting Tuesday, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the colonial courthouse.

The seven-point resolution charges that legislation that was introduced this year in the Virginia General Assembly and recently in the U.S. Congress could have the effect of “infringing on the rights of law abiding citizens to keep and bear arms, as guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution.”

It states further that the board of supervisors “wishes to express its deep commitment to the rights of all citizens of Gloucester County to keep and bear arms” and “to express opposition to any law” that would unconstitutionally restrict those rights.

Beyond that, the resolution states that the county will not use public funds to restrict Second Amendment rights, but will use “legal action, the pow...

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