Lawrence joins Scioto as 2A county

By Ivy Potter -

Lawrence County joined its neighboring county of Scioto Tuesday and became a 2A Sanctuary County.

Lawrence County Commissioners adopted the resolution during a regular session meeting, reading aloud the resolution before voting.

The proposed legislation read, “Whereas the Lawrence County Board of Commissioners wishes to express its intent to stand as a sanctuary county for Second Amendment rights and to oppose within the limits of the constitution of the United States and the state of Ohio any efforts to unconstitutionally restrict such rights and to use such legal means at its disposal to protect the rights of citizens of Lawrence county to keep and bear arms.” Much like the resolution adopted by Scioto County just last week.

The resolution will not create or alter any laws within the county but serve as a sign of support for the Second Amendment.

Lawrence County and Scioto County, along with Meigs and Clermont counties in Ohio and numerous counties across Kentucky and West Virginia, have adopted such 2A legislation in an effort to show support for the Second Amendment, which some feel is being threatened by state and federal laws.

Lawrence County joined many neighboring counties in becoming a Second Amendment Sanctuary County, and just a day after a massive protest of gun-rights activists was held in Richmond, the state Senate in Virginia gave preliminary approval of ‘red-flag’ law which would allow authorities to take guns away from people deemed dangerous to themselves or others.

Both Lawrence and Scioto County Commissioners listed the current situation in Virginia as a reason for moving forward with pro-2A legislation and like many views the law as an assault on gun rights and civil liberties

By Ivy Potter

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