Resident proposes pro-gun resolution to Halifax County Board of Supervisors

Resident proposes pro-gun resolution to Halifax County Board of Supervisors

Since state legislation went into effect July 1 allowing localities to pass ordinances restricting guns from local government buildings, parks, recreation and community centers and permitted events and adjacent streets, organizations such as the Virginia Citizens Defense League have been fighting back. One county resident, George Overstreet of Clover, has offered a resolution to the Halifax County Board of Supervisors for their consideration that was written by the league. Supervisors chairman Hubert Pannell said on Wednesday he wasn’t sure if the board would take up this issue, and he was waiting to speak to county administrator Scott Simpson. Multiple attempts to reach Simpson by press time Sunday were unsuccessful. Overstreet’s request came days before Gov. Ralph Northam celebrated passage of gun safety laws in the commonwealth of Virginia, which includes sweeping new measures to require background checks on all gun sales, establish an Extreme Risk Protective Order, reinstate Virginia’s one-handgun-a-month policy, mandate reporting of lost and stolen firearms and prevent children from accessing firearms. “Today would not have been possible without many Virginians saying, ‘enough is enough,’” Northam said last week. “I want to thank all who advocated for commonsense gun safety laws, as well as all of the legislators who listened to them. These laws will save lives.” But, Overstreet views these laws differently, and he feels like others in the area will too. Just as when hundreds of county residents packed the Mary Bethune gymnasium in December to support the county becoming a Second Amendment Sanctuary, Overstreet […]

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