Texas Border County Declares Itself a ‘2nd Amendment Sanctuary’

AUSTIN, TX - JANUARY 1: On January 1, 2016, the open carry law took effect in Texas, and 2nd Amendment activists held an open carry rally at the Texas state capitol on January 1, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)
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Commissioners in Presido County, Texas, unanimously passed a “Second Amendment Sanctuary” declaration Wednesday.

The Texan reports the county sheriff and Democrat commissioners were among those supporting the move.

Texas Scorecard quotes Sheriff Danny Dominguez saying, “We have people in Washington trying to abolish the Second Amendment and take our rights away.”

The sanctuary declaration is not intended to target existing gun laws, but to declare that Presido County will not enforce any future gun controls.

Presido is the first county in Texas to declare “Second Amendment Sanctuary” status.

On March 10, 2019, Breitbart News reported that 25 of New Mexico’s 33 counties were declared Second Amendment Sanctuaries. Two days later–March 12, 2019–Breitbart News reported that 10 of Colorado’s counties were declared Second Amendment Sanctuaries.

Counties in Illinois, North Carolina, and numerous other states have also issued Second Amendment Sanctuary declarations.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.

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