Prowers County Commissioners unanimously vote to become Second Amendment Sanctuary County

Prowers County Commissioners unanimously vote to become Second Amendment Sanctuary County

Gun Rights

Residents of Prowers County bow their heads in prayer before Monday’s county commission meeting, where the commissioners unanimously voted to become a Second Amendment Sanctuary County. ( Courtesy photo / Lamar Ledger ) The Prowers County Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to become a Second Amendment Sanctuary County. The move follows Fremont, Custer and Weld counties, which passed similar resolutions that condemn the extreme risk protection order, otherwise known as the "red flag" bill. The resolution excuses local sheriffs and law enforcement from carrying out the law. "We are elected officials when we raise our hand to take office," Prowers County Commissioner Wendy L. Buxton-Andrade said in a statement to the Lamar Ledger. "We are sworn to protect the United States Constitution. In passing this resolution, we are protecting that right and protecting our constituents from those trying to take away that constitutional right, the Second Amendment." The Fremont County Commissioners in Cañon City were the first to pass such a resolution after concerns grew about the bill, which hasn’t had a hearing in the Senate yet. According to the Denver Post, Republicans blocked a similar bill during the 2018 session, when they had a Senate majority, but Democrats gained control in November’s midterm election. "I think we’re trying to make a statement to the lawmakers in Denver who are acting on their own agenda and not listening to the rest of the state," Fremont County Commissioner Dwayne McFall said to the Denver Post. "We’re not sworn to uphold […]

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.