One analysis showed that three-fifths of all US counties have so-called “Second Amendment sanctuaries” because several states this year passed legislation to declare them as such.
Website, Sanctuary County, found June 20 that there are now 1,930 counties that are “protected by Second Amendment sanctuary law at the state or county level,” representing 61 percent of all counties.
It noted that several states have passed “constitutional carry” laws, while notably, approximately 1,137 counties have “taken it upon themselves to pass Second Amendment sanctuary laws and possibly hundreds of cities, townships, boroughs, etc.” He has done so at his level.
“We’ve seen a lot of news about Constitutional Carry, which is another movement we’re actually quite supportive of,” the site wrote. “Yet the mainstream news about the massive Second Amendment sanctuary movement has been relatively silent, which leads us to some questions.”
In an effort to clarify the difference between the two, Sanctuary County notes that the “Second Amendment sanctuary movement” is a bottom-up and grassroots movement. The Epoch Times has contacted Sanctuary Counties for comment.
It comes as in mid-June each of the sheriffs of the state of Utah signed a letter saying they would try to protect the Second Amendment.
“Importantly, the Second Amendment to our divinely inspired Constitution explicitly states … ‘the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed,'” the statement said (PDF), on which It was signed by all 29 sheriffs of the state. and was released on June 15 through the office of Cache County Sheriff Chad Jensen. “We hereby recognize an important principle under the Second Amendment: the right to keep and bear arms is essential to the existence of a free people.”
Meanwhile, several Republican state lawmakers passed or proposed similar legislation. On Wednesday, the Wisconsin state legislature sent Democrat Gov. Tony Evers a bill that would block federal gun laws from being enforced in the state, which is certain to be vetoed by the governor.
In another example, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts signed a proclamation in April that designates his state as a Second Amendment sanctuary state.
Democrats and gun control organizations have generally opposed such legislation, saying they would increase the number of mass shootings and provide easier access to firearms for individuals who should not own them.
After Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signed a bill that would repeal federal gun laws in the state, Moms Demand Action spokeswoman Tara Bennett said the measure would “interfere with the enforcement of critical protections that would allow Missouri to commit gun violence.” Helps keep you safe from
And in recent days, the federal government has increasingly pushed for more gun-control legislation amid a spike in crime around the United States, which has been linked to the defense of police departments nationwide over the past year. .
President Joe Biden this week announced plans to target firearms dealers who flout the law, calling them “merchants of death.” In recent days, the president and the Justice Department have attempted to stem the sharp increase in shootings and killings in major US metropolitan areas coupled with a lack of enforcement of gun laws.
“We’ll find you and ask for your license to sell guns,” Biden said in the White House’s State Dining Room on June 23.
Attorney General Merrick Garland, speaking before Biden, said the majority of licensed firearms dealers sell to individuals who have passed their background checks.
“But dealers who knowingly violate the law increase the risk that guns will fall into the wrong hands,” he said, describing part of the administration’s plan as “a concerted effort to crack down on gun smugglers.”