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Commissioners: Westmoreland County to become ‘Second Amendment County’ to protect gun rights

GREENSBURG, Pa. — Westmoreland County commissioners are expected to approve a resolution supporting gun rights this week. According to our partners at, commissioners will declare it a “Second Amendment County.”

While it is largely symbolic, it does show support for gun owners.

“We want to protect our ability to own rifles and high-capacity magazines,” Commissioner Sean Kertes told “Our powers are limited, but we want the public to know we are standing with them.”

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Westmoreland would join Washington, Fayette and Greene counties’ leaders in approving similar resolutions.