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New Kent passes resolution to become a ‘second amendment sanctuary’

By Andre Jones | December 1, 2019 10:43 am

New Kent’s Board of Supervisors passed a resolution that declared the locality a “second amendment sanctuary.”

The vote came at the Nov. 27 work session in front of a packed room. The resolution is part of a movement that states the county will back the United States Constitution to bear arms and will oppose any restrictions that could be imposed by state legislature.

After the original resolution was read, District 1 representative Thomas Evelyn added an amendment that added the paragraph “Now there, be it further resolved, that the Board of Supervisors of New Kent hereby declares New Kent County, Virginia as a ‘Second Amendment Sanctuary.’” The amendment was approved 5-0 by county leaders, with the resolution unanimously passing afterwards.

Currently there is discussion in state legislature restricting the rights to bear arms. New Kent joins several other localities declaring themselves as “second amendment sanctuaries.”