Congressman Denver Riggleman Sends Video Message to Nelson County Ahead of Board of Supervisors Meeting

December 9, 2019
Press Release
ImageDenver Lee Riggleman III

U.S. Representative for the 5th District of Virginia 
1022 Longworth HOB | Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-4711 

For Immediate Release: December 9, 2019
Contact: Joe Chelak, joe.chelak@mail.house.gov

Congressman Denver Riggleman Sends Video Message to Nelson County Ahead of Board of Supervisors Meeting

Washington, D.C. -Congressman Denver Riggleman delivered a video address this afternoon ahead of the Nelson County Board of Supervisors' vote on its status as a 'Second Amendment Sanctuary' county.

The Nelson County Board of Supervisors will be voting on Tuesday on a resolution declaring that Nelson County support the Constitution and stand against infringements on the Second Amendment.

"I urge the Board of Supervisors to support this resolution- the Second Amendment is a Constitutional Right for all Americans that should not be infringed," said Congressman Riggleman. "I stand with all those who are exercising their First Amendment right to free speech on this important issue."

Congressman Riggleman is a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and supports the Second Amendment Sanctuary movement.  At this time close to half, of the counties in the 5th District have passed resolutions protecting the Second Amendment. Nelson County's Board of Supervisors will vote tomorrow, December 10th, on the resolution.

Congressman Riggleman is a resident of Nelson County.

You can watch the Congressman's message here, and a full transcript of Congressman Riggleman's message can be found below.

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Hello, 5th District.

Today I have a special message for my home county, Nelson County. The Board of Supervisors will consider a resolution declaring “that Nelson County support the Constitution and stand against infringements on the Second Amendment,” a so-called Second Amendment Sanctuary Resolution.

This movement has spread across the 5th district, where almost half of the counties already have passed such a resolution.

Virginia has a long history of standing up for the Constitution and protecting our Constitutional rights. By speaking out as concerned citizens, Virginians can make their voices heard again and ensure their second amendment rights will be protected. James Madison, who was the first representative in Congress for this district, knew the importance of the Second amendment.

I urge the Board of Supervisors to support this resolution- the Second Amendment is a Constitutional Right for all Americans that should not be infringed, and I stand with all those who are exercising their First Amendment right to free speech on this important issue.


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