Another Texas County Declared a Second Amendment Sanctuary

Paula Liu
By Paula Liu
November 21, 2019USshare
Another Texas County Declared a Second Amendment Sanctuary
A supporter of the Second Amendment. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Another county in Texas has declared itself as a Second Amendment sanctuary, according to multiple reports.

OANN reported that one of the newest counties to join the Second Amendment sanctuary list is Wood County in Texas. On Nov. 19, county commissioners held a meeting where a unanimous agreement was reached to stop using resources and money in an effort to control the guns, according to the news outlet.

Tom Castloo, the Wood County sheriff, said that the officials in the county do not want to take away the people’s right to own guns, or confiscate them when they have the right to own them, OANN reported. Castloo stressed that the issue is not about guns, but the people who owned them.

“The issue is not the guns, the issues is the people operating the gun. It’s the lack of sensibilities and what we want to do is, we want to make sure that there’s no knee-jerk reactions made to remove people from their guns,” Castloo said.

In addition, several other Texan counties being declared as Second Amendment sanctuaries, the news outlet reported. The Gun Owners Association (GOA) recently said that 19 states in America have counties that have been declared as Second Amendment sanctuaries.

“Recently, counties in Virginia, Wisconsin, Florida, Tennessee, and Arizona have enacted Second Amendment Sanctuary Ordinances (SASOs), bringing the total number of states that have passed them to 19,” the GOA Twitter account read.

On the same day, Montgomery County in Texas also approved the resolution to declare the county as a Second Amendment sanctuary, according to The Texan. The news outlet reported that Montgomery County also reached a unanimous agreement.

The Montgomery County resolution was written by County Commissioner Charlie Riley (R-Precinct 2).  Riley stated in a press release his resolution was to protect the law-abiding citizens of his county, who should be able to maintain arms without fear of judicial retaliation, the Texan reported.

The resolution states that the county will not use any funds to enforce any law or regulation that will “infringe on the right by the people to keep and bear arms.”

“The County won’t use any of its resources to enforce unconstitutional gun laws,” Riley said, in the press release.

According to the Texan, Montgomery County is considered one of the most populated counties in Texas that has declared itself a Second Amendment sanctuary. When the resolution passed, Montgomery County became the 14th county in Texas to declare itself a Second Amendment sanctuary.

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