A Second Amendment resolution was adopted unanimously by the Appomattox County Board of Supervisors on Monday. The resolution states the board’s position on recent Second Amendment related legislation.
The resolution states, “WHEREAS, Appomattox County wishes to welcome all law-abiding citizens who wish to live in, visit or otherwise participate in the economy of our community, including those citizens and visitors who choose to legally carry a firearm for personal protection, and
“WHEREAS the Appomattox County Board of Supervisors wishes to express its continued opposition to any law that would unconstitutionally restrict the rights of the citizens of, and visitors to, Appomattox County to keep and bear arms.”
The resolution goes on to state that Appomattox County will not exercise any authority granted by the Code of Virginia to "regulate or prohibit the otherwise legal purchase, possession, or transfer of firearms or ammunition."
John Hinkle, Falling River District supervisor, made the request that the Second Amendment resolution is included on the agenda.
Hinkle said other localities can do what they want in regard to regulating or prohibiting firearms. Alexandria, he shared as an example, won’t allow carrying a firearm in public parks and public walkways. Visitors are compelled to be aware of which street they’re on or should avoid if they’re carrying a firearm.
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