The Second Amendment sanctuary movement now includes more than half of America’s counties—and almost half of the nation’s states.
Of these counties, 1,137 have independently adopted sanctuary legislation, while the rest benefit from a state law.
Second Amendment sanctuary laws prevent state, county, or local law enforcement officers from enforcing any federal regulations that infringe on the right to keep and bears arms.
In many regions, both the state and county governments have passed legislation to defend against the federal government’s encroachment.
Second Amendment sanctuaries are abundant throughout the nation, with the notable exceptions of California, Iowa, Alabama, Louisiana and most of the upper Northeast.
More than 61% of American Counties are Now Second Amendment Sanctuaries https://t.co/vm5gkNmBqg
— Sanctuary Counties (@SanctuaryCounty) June 21, 2021
Last week Texas became the 15th state to enact a Second Amendment sanctuary law.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on June 17 signed the Second Amendment Sanctuary State Act, which prevents law enforcement agents from assisting “a federal agency or official with respect to the enforcement of a federal statute, order, rule or regulation” that violates the Second Amendment.
Twenty-one states have passed Constitutional Carry laws, which let citizens carry concealed firearms without getting a license.
The rapid expansion of Second Amendment sanctuary jurisdictions comes as President Joe Biden threatens to sign executive orders to curtail gun rights.