Pathfinders is extremely concerned about the introduction of new gun control legislation to be introduced in the 2020 legislature. Many communities around the Commonwealth have passed or will pass soon Second Amendment Sanctuary Resolutions in an effort to send a strong signal to Richmond that unconstitution laws will not be recognized and local funds and personnel will not be used to enforce the new bills should they become law. Pathfinders stands with those who stand for the Constitution and the centuries old traditions that clearly recognize the right of responsible, law-abiding citizens to own and use firearms, to train to the use of arms, to engage in free speech while training. I reached out to the Commonwealth's Attorney, Chuck Slemp, to get his opinion on the subject. Chuck did not hesitate to step up and make his position clear while other state level leaders remain silent. I applaud Chuck, Retiring Sheriff Oaks, Incoming Sheriff Kilgore, Lee County Sheriff Parsons, and others in the community for quickly letting the community know that they do not support the proposed legislation. I have attached the letter that Chuck sent to me to clarify his position. As the Vice Mayor of Norton, I proposed a resolution to designate the City of Norton as a Second Amendment Sanctuary City at our 3 December 2019 Council Meeting. The resolution passed 5-0. I want to thank City Council, all citizens of the City, Wise County, Scott County, and Lee County who supported our resolution by attending the meeting.
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