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The Roanoke County Board of Supervisors is now hearing from members of the public at its afternoon meeting before it considers a “Second Amendment Sanctuary Resolution” as some other localities have enacted.  The all-Republican Board of Supervisors  heard from local Republican delegates Chris Head and Joe McNamara, who led off the public comments section by affirming their support for such a resolution.  Acting County Attorney Peter Lubeck told the board it would be appropriate to pass a resolution confirming its commitment to the Constitutional right to bear arms:

The vast majority of citizens speaking voiced support for such a resolution, including Gary Flora:

Among those opposed to the resolution: Janet Scheid, a former Roanoke County employee and a current Vinton Town Council member:

Close to two dozen Virginia counties have passed similar resolutions in recent weeks. Roanoke City leaders say there will be no such action from City Council.