Pulaski County Board to discuss Second Amendment sanctuary status

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FILE - In this April 14, 2018 file photo, a man wears an unloaded pistol during a pro gun-rights rally in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

FILE – In this April 14, 2018 file photo, a man wears an unloaded pistol during a pro gun-rights rally in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

PULASKI COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – The Pulaski County Board of Supervisors will allow public comments on whether or not the county should become a Second Amendment sanctuary at Monday night’s scheduled meeting.

Local governments in a handful of Virginia counties have voted to defend gun rights by declaring counties to be Second Amendment sanctuaries.

The movement has spread throughout Virginia since Nov. 5, when Democrats gained majority control of both the state Senate and the House of Delegates for the first time in decades.

Campbell County was among the first to pave the way. County Supervisor Charlie Watts introduced a resolution to make Campbell County a Second Amendment sanctuary, two days after Election Day. The Campbell County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed the measure.

So far, counties that have adopted the measure include Pittsylvania County, Campbell County, Appomattox County, Charlotte County, Caroll County, Giles County, Lee County, and Dinwiddie County.

A Facebook post on Pulaski County’s page has mentioned that while there will be public comment, no official action will be taken at Monday’s meeting.

The meeting will take place tonight (Nov. 25) at 7 p.m. in the Board Room of the County Administration Building, 143 3rd St NW, Pulaski, VA 24301.

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