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

As of Dec. 12, 79 cities/counties across Virginia have approved some type of resolution

(WSLS)

ROANOKE, Va. – 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:

Alleghany County - Adopted on Dec. 3, 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

Campbell County - Adopted on Nov. 7, 2019

Caroline County - Adopted on Dec. 10, 2019

Carroll County - Adopted on May 13, 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

Floyd County - Adopted on Dec. 10, 2019

Fluvanna County - Adopted on Dec. 11, 2019

City of Franklin - Adopted on Dec. 9, 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

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

Lee County - Adopted on Nov. 19, 2019

Louisa County - Adopted on Dec. 2, 2019

Madison County - Adopted on Nov. 26, 2019

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

Mecklenburg County - Adopted on Dec. 9, 2019

Middlesex County - Adopted on Dec. 3, 2019

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

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 George County - Adopted on Dec. 10, 2019

Prince William County - Adopted on Dec. 10, 2019

Rappahannock County - Adopted on Dec. 2, 2019

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

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)

Wythe County - Adopted on Nov. 26, 2019

Towns Adopted:

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

Bluefield - Adopted on Dec. 10, 2019

Cedar Bluff - Adopted on Dec. 10, 2019

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

Exmore - Adopted on Dec. 2, 2019

Grottoes - Adopted on Dec. 9, 2019

Rocky Mount - Adopted on Dec. 9, 2019

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

Strasburg - Adopted on Dec. 11, 2019 (Slightly modified version)

Upcoming Discussions:

Fauquier County - Will likely be discussed on Dec. 12

Isle of Wight County - Will be discussed on Dec. 12

Lancaster County - Will likely be discussed on Dec. 12

Lunenburg County - Will vote on Dec. 12

Richmond County - Will be discussed on Dec. 12

Northumberland County - Will likely be discussed on Dec. 12

Wise County - Will be discussed on Dec. 12

Pulaski County - Resolution will come up for a vote at the next meeting on Dec. 16

Montgomery County - Will likely be discussed on Dec. 16

Franklin County - Resolution could be voted on during Dec. 17 meeting

Prince Edward County - Will be discussed on Dec. 17

Stafford County - Expected to be discussed on Dec. 17

York County - Will discuss on Dec. 17

Accomack County - Will likely be discussed on Dec. 18

Amelia County - Voting on Dec. 18

Charles City County - Will be discussed on Dec. 23

Will Not Become Second Amendment Sanctuary:

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

City of Radford - Discussed on Dec. 9

City of Roanoke - Discussed on Dec. 2

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 Virginia Beach - Discussed 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, Highland, Loudoun, Mathews

Cities:

Alexandria, Buena Vista, Charlottesville, Danville, Emporia, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fredericksburg, Hampton, Harrisonburg, Hopewell, Lexington, Manassas, Manassas Park, Newport News, Norfolk, Petersburg, Portsmouth, Richmond, Salem, Staunton, Suffolk, Waynesboro, 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