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Randolph is a 2nd Amendment sanctuary

ELKINS — February marks the seven-year anniversary of the passing of a resolution supporting the Second Amendment by the Randolph County Commission.

Commissioners passed the resolution on Feb. 7, 2013.

“I’ve had several people (ask) me why the county hasn’t done the Second Amendment (resolution) like a lot of the counties, but we actually did in 2013. I think we were the first county in West Virginia to do a resolution supporting the Second Amendment,” said Commissioner Chris See, who was president of the commission at the time the resolution was passed. “I’d just like to get that out there because it was a long time ago.”

“The right of the people to Keep and Bear Arms for defense of Life, Liberty and Property is regarded as an inalienable Right by the People of Randolph County, West Virginia,” the resolution states.

“The people of Randolph County, West Virginia derive economic benefit from all safe forms of firearms recreation, hunting and shooting conducted within Randolph County using all types of firearms allowable under the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the State of West Virginia.”

“The Randolph County Commission does hereby express its support of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and urges that it continues to be protected at the local, state and national levels.”

A complete copy of the resolution is available for public view on the Randolph County Commission Facebook page.

Several West Virginia counties have recently been declared as Second Amendment sanctuaries following a Jan. 14 resolution by the Putnam County Commission, including Cabell, Fayette, Lewis, Logan, Mineral, Nicholas, Preston, Tyler, Upshur, Wirt and Wood counties and the town of Fort Gay.

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