The Northampton County Board of Supervisors will hold their regular monthly meeting tonight at 6 p.m. The Board will hear from a group that is asking that Northampton join other counties in the state and declare themselves second amendment sanctuary counties. The request is that the Board ask the sheriff’s department to avoid proposed state laws that would lead to confiscating legal weapons. Governor Northam will propose stricter gun laws in response to last May’s mass shooting at Virginia Beach. Democrats campaigned on tightening gun laws in the November election. Republican candidate Rob Bloxom won both Accomack and Northampton counties to return for a third term in the state legislature. Accomack County will consider the same request at its regular December meeting on December 18.
Recently at the Eastern Shore of Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s Eggs and Issues Breakfast, Chairman Spencer Murray extended an invitation to all to come out to tonight’s meeting to discuss the issue: