Lynchburg votes against becoming a Second Amendment Sanctuary

Lynchburg votes against becoming a Second Amendment Sanctuary

LYNCHBURG, Va. ( WSET ) — After hours of public input, the City of Lynchburg has voted not to become a Second Amendment Sanctuary. City Council denied the motion 5 to 2. Lynchburg votes against becoming a Second Amendment Sanctuary (WSET) Mayor Treney Tweedy, Vice Mayor MaryJane Dolan, and councilmen Randy Nelson, Sterling Wilder and Beau Wright voted against the resolution. Councilmen Jeff Helgeson and Edgar Turner voted in favor of the resolution. Nearly 150 people signed up to tell council members their opinions on the resolution to declare Lynchburg a Second Amendment Sanctuary. The line of people to attend the meeting went out the doors at E.C. Glass and down the sidewalk along Langhorne Road. Several people in attendance had stickers that read "Guns Save Lives" and there were even places for residents to register to vote inside the school. City Council held a meeting in December, but decided to hold a public hearing this month so everyone who wants to, can voice their opinion. To you I say shame. Shame on all of you who don’t see this for what it is. Do the right thing, make Lynchburg a second amendment sanctuary city. Curt Diemer created a petition on change.org to urge city council to pass the resolution, saying "our 2nd Amendment rights in Virginia are at stake", he’s also been a big driver of getting people to attend the meetings and have discussion with city council members. "As a woman, I can’t think of no greater […]

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