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Another VA County Declares Gun Sanctuary

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(AP) Another county in Virginia has officially declared itself a sanctuary for Second Amendment rights as Democrats take control of the state government in Richmond.

The News & Advance in Lynchburg reported that the Bedford County Board of Supervisors approved the sanctuary resolution Monday night at a meeting attended by more than 1,000 people.

More than 40 people spoke during the meeting's public comment section. The resolution is not legally binding.

But it expresses the board’s position that public money should not be used to restrict the Second Amendment rights in the county or to help federal or state agencies in doing so.

Several counties have voted to defend gun rights after the Nov. 5 elections put Democrats in control of the Statehouse.  

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.