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Mathews joins growing list of 2nd Amendment Sanctuaries

Mathews County has joined a growing list of localities that have declared themselves Second Amendment Sanctuaries, in anticipation of gun control legislation that will be considered in the upcoming session of the Virginia General Assembly.

On Tuesday afternoon, the Mathews County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution that declared “its intent to oppose unconstitutional restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms through such legal means as may be expedient, including without limitation, court action.”

The resolution is nearly identical to one approved earlier this month in Gloucester.

The meeting in the historic courthouse was packed with concerned citizens, most of them favoring the sanctuary designation. A large crowd also formed outside the meeting after the room was filled to capacity.

During the public comment portion of the meeting, each side in the issue was allowed a total of 15 minutes to express its support and concerns over the designati...

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