Albemarle County Supervisors unanimously pass ban on guns in specific public places

Albemarle County Supervisors unanimously pass ban on guns in specific public places

2nd Amendment Rally in front of the Albemarle County Office Building on August 18, 2021 (WVIR) ALBEMARLE Co., Va. (WVIR) – Gun owners in Central Virginia have some new rules they need to follow when in Albemarle County. Wednesday, Albemarle Supervisors voted unanimously to ban guns in county buildings, parks, and community centers with few exceptions. Like most gun laws, this one riled up a portion of the county. Just before the Board of Supervisors took up the issue, there was a Second Amendment Rally in front of the County Office Building. The protestors’ wishes didn’t come to fruition, as the supervisors voted for what was called a common-sense measure. Philip Van Cleave (center), Virginia Citizens Defense League President, speaks at a 2nd Amendment Rally in front of the Albemarle County Office Building on August 18, 2021 (WVIR) One month after their first protest, county gun owners and advocates gathered Wednesday to express their grievances with supervisors. On Zoom, there wasn’t much disagreement. “This is really a common-sense gun control law, and it’s something that I totally support,” said Supervisor Bea Lapisto-Kirtley. Most of the discussion was about removing boats from the list of acceptable places to keep a stored firearm, and then encouraging clear signage to inform everyone of the new rules. “We can come up with everyday language without quoting a bunch of numbers of an ordinance, it seems like to me,” said Supervisor Diantha McKeel. The exceptions include police and national guard members, but not concealed […]

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