China Grove passes Second Amendment sanctuary resolution

China Grove passes Second Amendment sanctuary resolution

Carl Blankenship/Salisbury Post – N.C. Rep. Larry Pittman (R-Cabarrus) speaking at the meeting. Pittman attended to express his support for the Second Amendment resolution passed by the board later Tuesday evening. By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com CHINA GROVE – The town council on Tuesday passed a resolution declaring China Grove a Second Amendment sanctuary. The motion was expected to pass and follows a number of North Carolina counties as well as counties across the county who also passed similar resolutions. The resolutions are viewed as standing up for the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which outlines the right of citizens to bear arms. Recent gun control measures in Virginia were cited more than once during the meeting. There were three attendees with public comments. One resident questioned the need for such a measure, pointing out that in North Carolina these resolutions have no effect on state weapon laws. Another commenter commended the action out of concern for being able to own weapons for self defense and fear of gun control efforts accelerating. N.C. Rep. Larry Pittman, a Republican whose 83rd District covers China Grove, attended the meeting and expressed his appreciation to the board for considering the resolution ahead of the vote. “What you will be doing tonight if you pass the resolution is putting yourselves on the record that you will stand with the people,” Pittman said. “And that’s what we need in the face of all this gun control madness that’s taken over so much of our […]

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