• UP IN ARMS Packed house supports 2nd Amendment
    Audience members responded after being asked to raise their hands if they support Nottoway being declared a Second Amendment Sanctuary.

UP IN ARMS Packed house supports 2nd Amendment


One of the largest crowds to attend a Nottoway Board of Supervisors meeting in many years rose to its feet, applauded, and cheered Thursday night after officials declared this county a Second Amendment Sanctuary.

Thursday night’s standing room only crowd included about 200 gun rights supporters and spilled out into the lobby, where it was nearly elbow-to-elbow, and about 15-20 others stood outside.

Thursday night’s 5-0 vote is part of a growing movement in counties across Southside and Southwestern Virginia in response to the recent Nov. 5th elections that gave Democrats control of the House of Delegates and state Senate.

Nottoway Board Chairman Steve Bowen credited Supervisor-elect John Roark and citizen Stuart Cardwell for bringing the movement to the Board’s attention.

After County Administrator Ronnie Roark read aloud the resolution, Bowen asked for a show of hands of those supporting the resolution. Nearly everyone present raised theirs.



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