The Number of Gun-Rights “Sanctuary Counties” in the U.S. Grows

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We’ve struck this cord a few times in the past year. States with Democrat majorities passing gun-grabbing bills are running up against a wall of irony. Local police chiefs or sheriffs who refuse to enforce their unconstitutional laws.  They are declaring their jurisdictions sanctuaries for gun owners from their unconstitutional gun laws.

Related: Five Counties in Illinois Declare Sanctuary Status …For Gun Owners.

A trend that has grown.

Our reporting began last May when five Counties in Illinois.

At least five counties recently passed resolutions declaring themselves sanctuary counties for gun owners — a reference to so-called sanctuary cities such as Chicago that don’t cooperate with aspects of federal immigration enforcement.

By November the trend was making news out in Washington State.

“The second amendment says the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. As long as I am Chief of Police, no Republic (Washington) Police Officer will infringe on a citizens right to keep and Bear Arms, PERIOD!”

That was just the beginning in the Evergreen State.

In Washington state, a freshly implemented ballot initiative and a raft of new bills may produce some of the tightest firearms regulations in the US. But standing in the way is a group of rural law enforcement officers who say point blank that they won’t enforce any of it.

The Klickitat County sheriff, Bob Songer, is one of them. He told the Guardian that the initiative passed last November “is unconstitutional on several grounds. I’ve taken the position that as an elected official, I am not going to enforce that law”.

HotAir adds that there are some County Sheriffs in the eastern part of Washington State who are not keen on the new laws.  

Sheriffs and police chiefs in Ferry County and other eastern parts of the state are similarly defying the new edicts, saying they will at least wait until pending lawsuits challenging the laws have made their way through the courts before making a final decision.

We encourage Sheriffs and Police Chiefs in counties and towns all across America to embrace this movement. Tell your liberal lawmakers in these various state capitals that you can pass all the laws you want but if they violate the constitution, we’re not enforcing them.