The Second Amendment sanctuary movement comes to Florida

Lake County became the first Florida county to become a Second Amendment sanctuary.

Lake County Commissioner Josh Blake introduced the resolution, this week, with the blessing of Sheriff Payton Grinnell. The county commissioners passed the resolution unanimously.

The wording is powerful:

WHEREAS, the last protectors of the U.S. Constitution are the County Sheriffs and “we the people of the United States of America” and our ability to fulfill that role successfully rests on our Second Amendment rights.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, as follows:

Section 1. The above recitals are true and correct and incorporated in this Resolution.

Section 2. The Lake County Board of County Commissioners hereby declares Lake County as a Second Amendment Sanctuary in order to preserve for the People of, on, and in Lake County, their rights guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States of America.

Section 3. We the People of Lake County, Florida, through this resolution hereby declare our
rights, our freedom and our liberty as guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States of America.

On Wednesday, Wakulla County Commissioner Ralph Thomas introduced a similar resolution in his county.

More counties are likely to follow suit.

I think this is grand.

To be clear, legally the resolution carries about the same weight as a Baby on Board sign.

While some may say it’s just feel-good legislation, I think it’s good to see gun owners on the offensive, engaging in some public activism.

For too long many have just sat in the bleachers and watched anti-gun activists control the narrative.  It’s time to make some noise and make our positions known.

Besides, these resolutions are a great way to smoke out the elected officials who do not support our God-given rights, which are codified in both the federal and state constitutions.

Kudos to all of the those involved in these active measures.

I pray the movement will continue.


About Author

Lee Williams can’t remember a time in his life when he wasn’t shooting. Before becoming a journalist, Lee served in the Army and worked as a police officer. He’s earned more than a dozen journalism awards as a reporter, and three medals of valor as a cop. He is an NRA-certified law enforcement firearms instructor, an avid tactical shooter and a training junkie. When he’s not busy as a senior investigative reporter, he is usually shooting his AKs, XDs and CZs. If you don’t run into him at a local gun range, you can reach him at 941.284.8553, by email, or by regular mail to 1777 Main St., Sarasota, FL 34236. You can follow him on Twitter: @HT_GunWriter and on Facebook @The Gun Writer.


  1. This is a genius idea which I back 1000%.Great news to read first thing in the morning:8:10 AM in North Western Montana.Thankyou you so much for this news.

  2. paul Vincent zecchino on

    Most promising. Proof, citizens see gun control as a sham its proponents as liars who’ll say anything to gain their genocidal ends.

    No surprises, really. Bloomberg’s dirty money stuck Floridians with an ill bred errand girl to destroy Floridians’ gun rights and keep them mocus with legalized dope. Diminutive Bloomberg, blinded by his massive ego, thinks citizens don’t see his tyrannical ploys for what they are? Egomania blinds the arrogant.

    Logical reaction to dictatorial infringements passed by know-nothing panderers. Leatherface slammed New York State with imbecile gun prohibitions in knee-jerk reaction to Sandy Hook. Result? No reduction to crime, but thousands of New York police officers were rendered criminals thanks to the ‘high capacity clip’ ban. Bottom line? New York citizens ignored Leatherface and his high-hat diktats.

    is the same happening here? For all Nikki Fraud’s self-promoting blather about ‘bi-partisan support’ for her ‘back to school’ CCW pronunciamentoes, the evidence is to the contrary: defaced gas pump stickers and now, sanctuary counties. Good.

    The worst torture-master tyrants invariably were raised as rich-kid spoiled brats. Gun controllers are no different, petit tyrants every one of them. The legislature must pin Fraud’s ears back immediately. If they don’t, she’ll likely rule by fiat, making up laws according to what her paymaster, Bloomberg, demands.

    Same happening here. Can

  3. Lee,
    I agree – great news to read to start the day! Makes me glad I moved to Florida.

    Is it wrong to assume that even though “…legally the resolution carries about the same weight as a ‘Baby on Board sign’.”, it’s a sign that Law Enforcement would side with the citizens in the event that “it” hit the fan?

    Also, on a related topic – isn’t the resolution in conflict with red flag “laws”?

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