by Jackie Nunnery
LANCASTER—With residents overflowing the board meeting room, the Lancaster board of supervisors on December 12 voted 5-0 to pass a resolution affirming the board’s support of the “rights ensured and protected by the Constitutions of the U.S. and Virginia, including the rights of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms.”
Of the 15 residents who spoke during the public input session, all were in favor of the resolution and all were concerned that proposed gun control legislation in the next session of Virginia’s General Assembly would unconstitutionally infringe on their Second Amendment rights.
Dana Gilmore was the first to speak out against new legislation, in particular Senate Bill 16 (SB16). He “wouldn’t want to put the burden on our sheriff to have to enforce such a law,” he said.
SB16 amends existing gun laws. The bill seeks to re-define…