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List of Second Amendment sanctuaries in Virginia and where it’s being discussed

As more and more counties vote to become Second Amendment sanctuaries, we’ve compiled a list to help you keep track.

10 News talked with a Constitutional law professor to learn more about what it means to become a Second Amendment sanctuary.

To read the bills related to weapons, including guns, that will be discussed during Virginia’s 2020 legislative session, click here.

Counties/Cities Adopted:

Accomack County – Adopted on Dec. 18. 2019 (Slightly modified version)

Alleghany County – Adopted on Dec. 3, 2019

Amelia County – Adopted on Dec. 18, 2019

Amherst County – Adopted on Dec. 3, 2019

Appomattox County – Adopted on Nov. 18, 2019

Augusta County – Adopted on Dec. 4, 2019

Bath County – Adopted on Dec. 10, 2019

Bedford County – Adopted on Dec. 9, 2019

Bland County – Adopted on Nov. 26, 2019

Botetourt County – Adopted on Nov. 26, 2019

City of Bristol – Adopted on Dec. 9, 2019 (Slightly modified version)

Brunswick County – Adopted on Dec. 11, 2019 (Confirmed with county administration)

Buchanan County – Adopted on Dec. 2, 2019

Buckingham County – Adopted on Dec. 9, 2019

City of Buena Vista – Adopted on Dec. 21, 2019

Campbell County – Adopted on Nov. 7, 2019

Caroline County – Adopted on Dec. 10, 2019

Carroll County – Adopted on May 13, 2019

Charles City County – Adopted on Dec. 23, 2019

Charlotte County – Adopted Nov. 13, 2019

City of Chesapeake – Adopted on Dec. 10, 2019

City of Colonial Heights – Adopted on Dec. 10, 2019

City of Covington – Adopted on Dec. 10, 2019

Craig County – Adopted Dec. 5, 2019

Culpeper County – Adopted Dec. 3, 2019

Cumberland County – Adopted on Dec. 10, 2019

Dickenson County – Adopted on Nov. 19, 2019

Dinwiddie County – Adopted on Nov. 20, 2019

Fauquier County – Adopted on Dec. 23, 2019

Floyd County – Adopted on Dec. 10, 2019

Fluvanna County – Adopted on Dec. 11, 2019

City of Franklin – Adopted on Dec. 9, 2019

Franklin County – Adopted on Dec. 17, 2019

Frederick County – Adopted on Dec. 11, 2019

City of Galax – Adopted on Dec. 9, 2019 (Slightly modified version)

Giles County – Adopted on Nov. 21, 2019

Gloucester County – Adopted on Dec. 3, 2019

Goochland County – Adopted on Dec. 3, 2019

Grayson County – Adopted on Dec. 12, 2019

Greene County – Adopted on Dec. 10, 2019

Greensville County – Adopted on Dec. 3, 2019

Halifax County – Adopted on Dec. 2, 2019

Hanover County – Adopted on Dec. 11, 2019

Henrico County – Adopted on Dec. 10, 2019 (Slightly modified version)

Henry County – Adopted on Nov. 26, 2019

Isle of Wight County – Adopted on Dec. 12, 2019

James City County – Approved resolution to affirm its commitment to the constitutions of the United States and Virginia on Dec. 10, 2019

King and Queen County – Adopted on Dec. 9, 2019 (Confirmed with county government)

King George County – Adopted on Dec. 3, 2019

King William County – Adopted on Nov. 25, 2019

Lancaster County – Adopted on Dec. 12, 2019

Lee County – Adopted on Nov. 19, 2019

Louisa County – Adopted on Dec. 2, 2019

Lunenburg County – Adopted on Dec. 12, 2019 (Confirmed with county administration)

Madison County – Adopted on Nov. 26, 2019

City of Martinsville – Passed slightly modified resolution on Dec. 10, 2019

Mathews County – Adopted on Dec. 17, 2019

Mecklenburg County – Adopted on Dec. 9, 2019

Middlesex County – Adopted on Dec. 3, 2019

Montgomery County – Adopted on Dec. 16, 2019 (Slightly modified version)

Nelson County – Adopted on Dec. 10, 2019

New Kent County – Adopted on Nov. 27, 2019

Northampton County – Passed slightly modified resolution on Dec. 10, 2019

Northumberland County – Adopted on Dec. 12 (Confirmed with county administration)

City of Norton – Adopted on Dec. 3, 2019

Nottoway County – Adopted on Nov. 21, 2019

Orange County – Adopted on Dec. 3, 2019

Page County – Adopted on Dec. 3, 2019

Patrick County – Adopted on Nov. 18, 2019

Pittsylvania County – Adopted on Nov. 19, 2019

City of Poquoson – Adopted on Dec. 9, 2019

Powhatan County – Adopted on Nov. 25, 2019

Prince Edward County – Adopted on Dec. 17, 2019

Prince George County – Adopted on Dec. 10, 2019

Prince William County – Adopted on Dec. 10, 2019 (Expected to be overturned by newly elected Board)

Pulaski County – Approved on Dec. 16, 2019

Rappahannock County – Adopted on Dec. 2, 2019

Richmond County – Adopted on Dec. 12, 2019 (Confirmed with county administration)

Roanoke County – Adopted on Dec. 3, 2019

Rockbridge County – Adopted on Dec. 9, 2019

Rockingham County – Adopted on Dec. 11, 2019

Russell County – Adopted on Dec. 2, 2019

Scott County – Adopted on Dec. 4, 2019

Shenandoah County – Adopted on Dec. 9, 2019

Smyth County – Adopted on Dec. 10, 2019

Southampton County – Adopted on Nov. 25, 2019

Spotsylvania County – Adopted on Dec. 10, 2019

Stafford County – Adopted on Dec. 17, 2019

Surry County – Adopted on Dec. 5, 2019

Sussex County – Adopted Nov. 21, 2019

Tazewell County – Adopted on Dec. 3, 2019

Warren County – Adopted on Dec. 10, 2019 (Confirmed with county administration)

Washington County – Adopted on Nov. 26, 2019

Westmoreland County – Adopted on Dec. 11, 2019 (Confirmed with county administration)

Wise County – Adopted on Dec. 12, 2019

Wythe County – Adopted on Nov. 26, 2019

York County – Adopted on Dec. 17, 2019 (“Constitutional County”)

Towns Adopted:

Altavista – Adopted on Dec. 10, 2019

Big Stone Gap – Adopted on Dec. 10, 2019 (Confirmed with town office)

Blackstone – Adopted on Dec. 16, 2019

Bluefield – Adopted on Dec. 10, 2019

Cedar Bluff – Adopted on Dec. 10, 2019

Chilhowie – Adopted on Dec. 10, 2019 (Confirmed with town office)

Crewe – Adopted on Dec. 9, 2019 (Confirmed with town office)

Elkton – Adopted on Dec. 16, 2019 (Confirmed with town office)

Exmore – Adopted on Dec. 2, 2019

Grottoes – Adopted on Dec. 9, 2019

Mineral – Adopted on Dec. 9, 2019 (Confirmed with town office)

New Market – Adopted on Dec. 16, 2019 (Confirmed with town office)

Pulaski – Adopted on Dec. 17, 2019 (Confirmed with town manager)

Rocky Mount – Adopted on Dec. 9, 2019

Rural Retreat – Adopted on Nov. 26, 2019 (Confirmed with Town Council member)

Strasburg – Adopted on Dec. 10, 2019 (Slightly modified version)

Vinton – Adopted on Dec. 17, 2019

Upcoming Discussions:

Highland County – Will be discussed at meeting on Jan. 8 at Highland Highs School

City of Waynesboro – Will be discussed at a special meeting on Jan. 13, 2020

City of Lynchburg – Will be discussed during public hearing on Jan. 14, 2020

Will Not Become Second Amendment Sanctuary:

Albemarle County – Discussed on Dec. 4, no plans to put item on the agenda

Loudoun County – Discussed on Dec. 3

City of Radford – Discussed on Dec. 9

City of Roanoke – Discussed on Dec. 2

City of Staunton – Discussed on Dec. 13

Discussed, No Action Taken:

Chesterfield County – Discussed on Dec. 11, 2019

Essex County – Discussed on Dec. 10, Expected to be voted upon on Jan. 14

City of Lynchburg – Discussed on Dec. 10, public hearing scheduled for Jan. 14

City of Norfolk – Discussed during public comment portion of Dec. 10 meeting. No action taken

City of Virginia Beach – Mentioned during Open Mic night on Dec. 3, No action taken at this time

City of Winchester – Discussed on Dec. 10

Remaining Counties/Cities not listed above:

Counties:

Arlington, Clarke, Fairfax

Cities:

Alexandria, Charlottesville, Danville, Emporia, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fredericksburg, Hampton, Harrisonburg, Hopewell, Lexington, Manassas, Manassas Park, Newport News, Petersburg, Portsmouth, Richmond, Salem, Suffolk, Williamsburg

Do you know if a Board of Supervisors or City Council is planning to address the topic of becoming a Second Amendment sanctuary at an upcoming meeting? Email jwilliamson@wsls.com


Source: WSLS News 10

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