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