FORT GAY, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia community has passed a resolution declaring itself a “Second Amendment sanctuary.”
The Fort Gay town council passed the resolution Friday night, news outlets reported. Supporters say it is a defense against possible federal or state legislation that could limit access to firearms, ammunition or gun accessories.READ MORE: COVID-19 And Memory Loss: Is There A Connection Between The Virus And A Loss Of Memory?
Mayor Joetta Hatfield said Fort Gay is the first municipality in West Virginia to adopt such a resolution. She said the move was in response to recent events in Virginia, where the new Democratic majority leadership plans to enact a slew of gun restrictions.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Cooler Temperatures Start The First Full Day Of Fall
Fort Gay is located in Wayne County along the West Virginia-Kentucky border.
Last week, the Putnam County Commission passed a similar resolution.MORE NEWS: Two Municipal Buildings In Beaver County Remain Closed Due To Rising COVID-19 Cases
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