New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | January 26, 2020

Charles City resolves to become a ‘Second Amendment sanctuary’

By Andre Jones | December 24, 2019 12:22 pm

Charles City’s Board of Supervisors approved a resolution that declared the locality a “second amendment sanctuary.”

The vote took place at Monday night’s regular board meeting in front of a capacity-filled room. The resolution is part of a movement that states that the county will back the United States Constitution’s right to bear arms and will oppose any restrictions that could be imposed by state legislature. The vote went in favor 2-0-1, with District 3 supervisor Floyd Miles Sr. abstaining.

Discussion on the proposed legislature on restricting the right to bear arms is scheduled to take place in the upcoming general assembly session. Charles City joins several other localities declaring themselves as “second amendment sanctuaries.”