STEPHENS COUNTY, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Stephens and Throckmorton Counties are officially joining others in Texas to become a ‘2nd Amendment Sanctuary’.
County commissioners in both locations gave unanimous approval to the resolutions during meetings Tuesday, declaring they will support their Sheriff’s decision to “not enforce any unconstitutional firearms restrictions against any citizen.”
The resolution in Stephens County also states commissioners, “will not authorize or appropriate government funds, resources, employees, agencies, contractors, buildings, detention centers, or officers for the purpose of enforcing law that unconstitutionally infringes on the right of the people to keep and bear arms.”
Throckmorton County Sheriff Doc Wigington says the resolution is important because, “. . .several candidates running on the Democrat side have stated that they would by executive order mandate firearm confiscation. The fact of the matter is that an executive order is not a law and any attempt to circumvent any part of the United States Constitution deems the action unconstitutional. With the upcoming election in 2020 you must be prepared. I took an oath to protect the citizens of Throckmorton County and that includes their constitutional right to keep and bear arms.”
Two other Texas counties, Kaufman and Palo Pinto, approved similar measures Tuesday as well, bringing the total number of 2nd Amendment Sanctuaries in Texas to at least 12.
Edwards, Hudspeth, Presidio, Mitchell, Hood, Parker, Smith, and Ellis counties already have 2nd Amendment protections in place.
Other municipalities across the country are also passing 2nd Amendment Sanctuary laws to protect their constituents against from possible infringement on their right to bear arms.