Sheriff in North Carolina drafts proclamation in effort to create 2nd Amendment sanctuary county

ALEXANDER COUNTY, N.C. — A sheriff in North Carolina is preparing a proclamation to make his county a Second Amendment sanctuary county.

"We wouldn't allow anybody to come in and start taking your firearms or your weapons away from you that you use as protection," Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman said.

The proclamation not only talks about Second Amendment rights, but also encourages county leaders to oppose any effort to unconstitutionally restrict those rights.

County leaders said they couldn’t say if that meant they wouldn’t enforce new gun laws.

"What I hope the proclamation will do is assure our folks in our community and the people in Washington and our representatives in Raleigh that we support the Constitution of the United States and the laws that are out there at this time," County Commissioner Larry Yoder said.

The proclamation said that public funds and county employees won’t be used to restrict Second Amendment rights.

“I don’t think it’s necessary in North Carolina, but I’m glad he is starting it out and standing up for our Second Amendment,” said Shannon Lyndon, owner of Lyndon Riverview Sports, which is south of Taylorsville. “I don’t think there’s a chance we’ll lose our Second Amendment right in North Carolina.”

The proclamation is on the county commission's agenda for its meeting on Feb. 3.

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