More OK sheriffs declare their counties ‘Second Amendment Sanctuaries’

More OK sheriffs declare their counties 'Second Amendment Sanctuaries'

Bear Beam Firearms Owner, Charles Peters, said it’s good to hear, but questions the weight they hold. (Cummings) TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — More Oklahoma sheriffs are declaring their counties, "Second Amendment Sanctuaries." Thursday, Pawnee County became the latest, and just last week Cherokee County was added to the growing list. Bear Beam Firearms Owner, Charles Peters, said it’s good to hear, but questions the weight they hold. "The sheriffs saying we aren’t going to support this or that is great, but it’s going to take a lot of people to say enough is enough," Peters said. "Before anything’s actually going to change." Nick Mahoney with the Pawnee County Sheriff’s Office said it may not make change, but it makes a statement. "This doesn’t change any federal laws or state laws," Mahoney said. "What it says is it’s a statement by the sheriff and by the sheriff’s office saying he supports the second amendment." What a second amendment sanctuary means is long as you’re using a firearm lawfully, the sheriff won’t infringe on your rights. The first county in Oklahoma to do so was Logan County almost a year ago. However, times have changed with a new president taking office and recent violence. "I don’t know that this inspires it," Mahoney said. "I know it’s something he had considered during his campaign." Varnell’s announcement comes on his one month anniversary on the job. Meanwhile, back in Tulsa, Peters said gun sales significantly increased in the last year. "The buying frenzy […]

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