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.

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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.

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Fort Gay is located in Wayne County along the West Virginia-Kentucky border.

Last week, the Putnam County Commission passed a similar resolution.

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