Virginia – -(AmmoLand.com)- City of Virginia Beach to vote on Sanctuary/Constitutional Resolution on Monday, January 6, 2020!
Being Virginia's Largest City, This Is A Big Deal!
Virginia Beach's Mayor has called a special session on January 6th at 6pm with one item on the agenda: a Second Amendment Constitutional Resolution (verbiage below).
- Time: January 6th – The meeting starts at 6pm, but the room will fill much earlier, so get there as soon as you can to get a seat.
- Location: Virginia Beach City Hall, the same location as the Dec 3rd meeting.
2401 Courthouse Dr.
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
- Parking: There is plenty of public parking around the municipal complex on both Courthouse Drive and on the north side of George Mason Drive
- Contact: If you want to speak, call the City Clerk at 757-385-4303
- Carry: Carry is allowed, open or concealed, in VB City Hall. The courthouse is in a separate building. VBPD is always very thankful for our demeanor at these meetings. If you see an officer there, please take a moment to thank them for their dedication to the public and for their work.
Council will have a workshop at 4 pm – prior to the formal meeting. Public comment is not taken at a workshop. Both of these meetings will be streamed at https://www.vbgov.com/media/Pages/default.aspx and televised. I would recommend everyone watch the workshop if possible to know each council member's thoughts. But remember as we discuss with the council and email them, just because they didn't sponsor the resolution, doesn't mean they don't support it. We need to ask, discuss, and convince, not attack.
Please email each council member expressing your support for this resolution at [email protected], that email address reaches all members of the council.
Or if you want to send individual emails or call each member that contact info is here.
If you have already reached out to VB council once, please do so AGAIN between now and Sunday – Moms Demand Action has stepped up contacting council and we need our voice to be overwhelming.
Please don't think you can sit this one out. Staying home is what cost us so many elections this past November. We need an enormous presence to offset the anti's that are organizing. Time to turn out all the Patriots again. Clear your calendar.
Overflow viewing and seating will be in Building 19 across the street from City Hall, but amassing in front of City Hall worked out great last time, let's do it again!
All those who wish to address the council will be heard. The City Clerk is working hard to finalize a plan to shuffle groups of speakers into and out of the building so we don't put City Hall at over capacity again. 😉
Thank you for your support!
The proposed resolution:
REQUESTED BY THE MAYOR, VICE MAYOR, AND COUNCILMEMBERS ABBOTT, MOSS, AND WILSON
A RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS
WHEREAS, the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution guarantees that the ” right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed;”
WHEREAS, the Virginia Bill of Rights, which is part of the Constitution of Virginia, also protects the ” right of the people to keep and bear arms;”
WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court, in District of Columbia v. Heller, affirmed an individual' s right to own and possess firearms for self-defense within the home or for other lawful purposes;
WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court, in McDonald v. Chicago, affirmed that the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution applies to the states through the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution;
WHEREAS, the City Council strongly believes that the right of citizens to keep and bear arms is a fundamental right that should be protected to the greatest degree possible;
WHEREAS, the members of the City Council have taken an oath to defend and uphold the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Virginia;
WHEREAS, the City Council is concerned that certain pre-filed legislation for the 2020 session of the General Assembly may threaten the rights of law- abiding citizens to keep and bear arms guaranteed by the constitutions of the Commonwealth of Virginia and of the United States;
WHEREAS, the City Council expresses opposition to any law that would unconstitutionally restrict the rights of law-abiding citizens of the City to keep and bear arms; and
WHEREAS, the City Council desires to act in the best interests of the residents of the City, and accordingly, the Council hereby express its sentiments with regard to this important and fundamental right;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA THAT:
- 1. The City Council hereby expresses its continued commitment to support all provisions of the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Virginia, including the right of the people to keep and bear arms;
- 2. The City Council hereby expresses its strong support for the rights of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms and urges the members of the General Assembly and the Governor to take no action which would violate the freedoms guaranteed by either the Virginia Bill of Rights or the federal Bills or Rights;
- 3. The City Council hereby declares the City of Virginia Beach a “Second Amendment Constitutional City;”
- 4. The City Council hereby supports the actions of other elected bodies making similar declarations on behalf of Virginia counties, cities, and towns; and
- 5. The City Council hereby directs the City Manager to forward a copy of this resolution to the City’s General Assembly delegation and to the Governor of Virginia.
Adopted by the City Council of the City of Virginia Beach, Virginia, on this ___ day of ___2020.
Thanks to member Vincent Smith for putting the draft of this alert together.
About Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc. (VCDL):
Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc. (VCDL). VCDL is an all-volunteer, non-partisan grassroots organization dedicated to defending the human rights of all Virginians. The Right to Keep and Bear Arms is a fundamental human right.
For more information, visit: www.vcdl.org.