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Second Amendment Supporters Demand Henrico Resolution

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Handguns for sale at a shop and shooting range. (Crixell Matthews / VPM)

The Henrico County Board of Supervisors was posed with a question last night facing a dozens of counties in Virginia whether to or not become a "Second Amendment Sanctuary."  This comes as Virginia Democrats plan to propose a package of gun control bills for the upcoming General Assembly session.  Charles Fishburne reports.


Charles Fishburne:  It was a rare display in board chambers.

Fishburne:  Of reason.

Participant:   It’s not about collecting, it’s not about hunting.  It is about the ability to defend ourselves.

Fishburne:  And anger:

Participant :  I will not compromise.  I will not give up my guns to you or anybody else.

Fishburne:  They wanted Henrico County to become a Second Amendment Sanctuary. 

Fishburne:  Instead County Supervisor Pat O’Bannon offered a resolution to “support the constitution."

O’Bannon :  My point really is to form an agreement.

Fishburne:  Chairman Tyrone Nelson didn’t like it.

Nelson:  We have to pass a resolution to say that we will follow the constitution I think…(interrupted)  Yeah!  yeah!

Fishburne:  The vote to support the constitution was 3-2,  along party lines.

Charles Fishburne VPM News.

Legal analysts say it's not clear if sheriffs could ignore new gun control laws if they passed. 



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