As Virginians prepare for the most rapid changes in law in probability forever concerning their second amendment right to keep and Bear arms, counties are expressing their lack of support for restrictive new laws like red flag or outright bans on the most common guns in the country. Washington County is working to be on that list. (Virginia Gun Control related video)
ABINGDON, Va. — Washington County may soon join a wave of other Virginia localities by declaring itself a “Second Amendment Sanctuary,” pending a decision by county supervisors Tuesday night.
The discussion comes on the heels of an election earlier this month in which Democrats won unified control of Virginia’s state government for the first time in 25 years. As Democrats prepare to take over the General Assembly in January, gun rights advocates fear the change will lead to a number of gun-control measures being passed into law. As a result, several local governments across the state — particularly more rural counties — joined a largely symbolic effort in recent weeks to pass resolutions supporting Second Amendment rights.