Alleghany County joins Amherst County, others as 2nd Amendment Sanctuary

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(WDBJ7)-- UPDATE: Alleghany County officials voted in favor of becoming a Second Amendment Sanctuary Tuesday.

Covington City will hold its vote Tuesday, December 10.

EARLIER:

The Amherst County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted Tuesday afternoon to become a Second Amendment Sanctuary.

Amherst joins Appomattox, Bland, Botetourt, Campbell, Carroll, Charlotte, Giles, Halifax, Henry, Patrick, Pittsylvania and Wythe counties in southwest Virginia as designated Second Amendment Sanctuaries. About two dozen counties statewide have passed similar resolutions, with dozens more municipalities still set to discuss them.

Alleghany County and Roanoke County are also holding talks Tuesday. Craig County is set to vote December 5.

The resolutions are not legally binding; they are designed to let state lawmakers know that local governments don't want taxpayer money used on anything that might infringe on Second Amendment rights.

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