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Mathews board to take up Second Amendment issue

The Mathews County Board of Supervisors will join the ranks of other counties across Virginia on Tuesday when it takes up a resolution aimed at making Mathews a Second Amendment Sanctuary. The meeting, which begins at 1 p.m., will be held in the historic courthouse on Court Street.

The resolution outlines the position that the U.S. and Virginia constitutions both support the right to bear arms, charges that “certain legislation” introduced in the Virginia and U.S. legislatures could have the effect of infringing on that right, and expresses commitment to the right of “all citizens of Mathews County to keep and bear arms.”

Further, the resolution states that public funds of the county will not be used to restrict Second Amendment rights or to aid in the restriction of those rights. 

Finally, the document expresses the intent that Mathews County will “stand as a Sanctuary County for Second Amendment rights” and that it will protect those rights...

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