With Strong Support, Lovettsville Council Votes to Support Second Amendment

With Strong Support, Lovettsville Council Votes to Support Second Amendment

Lovettsville-area resident Russell Mullen waves a plastic magazine from his son’s airsoft rifle in front of the Town Council on Thursday night, saying proposed state legislation would make owning the accessory a felony. [Patrick Szabo/Loudoun Now] At noon today, the Virginia General Assembly received yet another local stance on gun control legislation passing through its chambers—this one from the Lovettsville Town Council. Dozens of Second Amendment supporters packed into the tiny town office Thursday night, many overflowing into the parking lot, to see the Town Council vote 4-1-1 to adopt a proclamation presented by Councilman David Steadman declaring that the council supports and defends the U.S. and Virginia constitutions through opposition to legislation that “infringes upon the right to keep and bear arms.” Vice Mayor Jim McIntyre voted against adoption and Councilman Mike Dunlap abstained from the vote. During this year’s Virginia General Assembly session, several bills have been passed by either the House of Delegates or Senate that would intensify gun control measures, prompting nearly every Virginia county and dozens of localities to adopt similar proclamations that, in some cases, have labelled them as Second Amendment “sanctuaries.” Mayor Nate Fontaine emphasized that Lovettsville’s proclamation does not make the town a sanctuary town, but that it simply is a statement for the General Assembly. Per McIntyre’s request, letters from more than 30 residents were attached to the proclamation, which was sent toSen. John Bell (D-13) and Del. Dave. LaRock (R-33). Fountain said the town had received about19 letters opposing […]

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