Roanoke Mayor says no to 2nd Amendment sanctuary status; county discussion is Tuesday
The Roanoke City Council listened to members of the public Monday about the possibility of the city becoming a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary City. That would fall in line with about a dozen other Virginia municipalities that have approved non-binding resolutions, designed to signal an intent that public funds not go to restrict 2nd Amendment rights.
About 20 people spoke at Monday's meeting; only three spoke out against the idea of making the city a sanctuary.
After everyone spoke, Mayor Sherman Lea thanked everyone and said there is no reason to move anything forward with making Roanoke a sanctuary city, since that's already covered by the Second Amendment. No vote was therefore scheduled.
Roanoke County will discuss a similar resolution at its public meeting Tuesday afternoon at the Roanoke County Administrator Center at 5204 Bernard Drive, SW in Roanoke. The meeting is scheduled for 3 p.m.