A Statement Regarding Protecting The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

News and Updates

I’d like to thank the many of you here in the Maysville District, and in other parts of Buckingham, who’ve reached out to me regarding the potential passage and adoption of a resolution in support of the Second Amendment to the US Constitution.

I’m a gun owner, and I’ve hunted with guns, just as my brother, father, grandfather, and uncles and family have. Thank God I’ve never had to defend myself with a gun, but I’d be prepared to, if need be. I support the Second Amendment, and I hope the Buckingham Board of Supervisors will approve; and, agree to such a resolution laying out our constitutional rights under this amendment. Supervisors are set to take up the resolution on Monday, Dec. 9 at 6 pm during their regular meeting, and I hope you’ll let your voices be heard.
Our rights and our priorities in rural Virginia are just as important as those in other parts of this great Commonwealth, and they must be protected and defended by us and those who represent us. Not only just with regards to the Second Amendment, but issues such as fair and equal funding for public education, law enforcement, community colleges, Community Service Boards, constitutional officers, funding for VDOT to keep our roads and bridges safe, and for other local and state agencies. It is important that rural Virginia be recognized, represented, and have an equal seat at the table.

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU CAN DO is contact your state delegate, your state senator, the House Speaker, the Senate Majority leader, the governor’s office, and other state legislators if you’re concerned about this legislation. Find your legislator by visiting this link: https://whosmy.virginiageneralassembly.gov. 

I’ve reached out to the state senator and delegates who represent this region, letting them know our Second Amendment rights should be protected.
It’s my hope that both parties and all of the members of the Virginia General Assembly will debate ALL the issues that affect gun violence; not merely guns and gun ownership by law abiding citizens, but mental health, substance abuse, and the opioid epidemic we face, for these issues are very much intertwined and should be addressed in a civil and meaningful way in Richmond.

For those who disagree, I respect your opinion and viewpoint, and appreciate it greatly and look forward to a civil dialogue.

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