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Second Amendment Sanctuary push aims to defy new gun laws

 

Last updated 12/28/2019 at 8:49pm

Spectators applaud as the Buckingham County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to pass a Second Amendment Sanctuary City resolution at a meeting in Buckingham, Virginia, Monday, Dec. 9. The board passed the resolution without any public discussion. AP Photo/Steve Helber photo

Denise Lavoie

AP Legal Affairs Writer

A standing-room only crowd of more than 400 packed the meeting room, filled the lobby and spilled into the parking lot recently in rural Buckingham County, Virginia. They had one thing on their minds: guns.

The vast majority favored a proposal to protect their right to carry firearms: declaring the county a Second Amendment Sanctuary.

Similar scenes have played out across Virginia over the last six weeks. Gun owners are descending on local offices to demand that their government leaders establish sanctuaries for gun rights.

The resolutions, promoted...



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