We are used to hearing of immigration sanctuary cities that help illegals stay in the country by refusing to enforce immigration laws. Well, the Cherokee county in North Carolina has declared itself as a gun sanctuary county. The Cherokee scout reported earlier this month:
A 3-2 majority of the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution Monday night to declare this a “gun sanctuary county.”
The three-page resolution, written by Commissioner Dan Eichenbaum, runs through the history of constitutional law as it relates to the Second Amendment and the right to “keep and bear arms for self-defense, personal safety, protection of one’s family, and in defense of one’s community and county.”
Much like immigration sanctuary cities refuse to enforce some immigration laws laid down by the federal government, Cherokee County has resolved it will not authorize any funds or county manpower to enforce any act that will “infringe on the right by the people to keep and bear arms as described.”
Cherokee county’s decision is good news for every supporter of the second amendment. At a time when Democrats are fighting tooth and nail to ban guns, having sanctuary cities would not be a bad thing. This morning, we reported on Democratic presidential hopeful, Elizabeth Warren, who has some shady plans to ban people on a watchlist from having guns. This would be a gross violation of our right to bear arms, and perhaps gun sanctuary counties like Cherokee would resist such unconstitutional acts.
Gun sanctuary counties are becoming increasingly popular. There have been a few cities as well as 24 counties that have enacted resolutions to protect the second amendment.
Kudos to these counties.