The Walton County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a Resolution Tuesday proclaiming the County a Second Amendment Sanctuary County, “expressing support for the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution” and “prohibiting support or funding for provisions found to violate the Second Amendment.”
Several cities and counties in states around the country have reportedly passed or are considering similar options in response to legislation passed or being considered in the Virginia State Senate. An article in USA Today written following the majority of Virginia Counties passing Second Amendment Sanctuary status noted that the resolutions are largely policy statements and don’t advocate ignoring state law but rather to uphold the Second Amendment.
Habersham, Franklin, Hart and Stephens County Boards of Commission in Georgia have passed similar resolutions this year and Monroe City Councilman David Dickinson asked for citizen input last week as to whether or not the City of Monroe should consider a similar Resolution. The majority of responses were in support of Monroe considering the Resolution, although some residents did not think it was necessary.
The Resolution adopted by the Walton County BOC Tuesday night follows.