North Carolina County Declares ‘Gun Sanctuary’ Status


AP/Eric Gay

15 Mar 2019

North Carolina’s Cherokee County declared “Gun Sanctuary” status and will not enforce gun control that infringes on the Second Amendment.

The resolution declaring “Gun Sanctuary” was posted on Facebook by Cherokee County Commissioner CB McKinnon. The resolution affirms that the right to keep and bear arms comes from God, not government. It explains that Second Amendment rights are one of many natural rights on which the Constitution of our Republic stands.

The resolution says, “Natural Law Rights, given to each of us by Our Creator, are the basis of our Constitution by which they are protected and secured to each of us. Natural Law Rights, including that of self-protection, are guaranteed by our Laws, our History, and our Traditions.”

The Miami Herald reports that the resolution means Cherokee County “will not authorize or appropriate government funds, resources, employees, agencies, contractors, buildings, detention centers or offices for the purpose of enforcing…laws, orders, mandates, rules or regulations that infringe on the right by the people to keep and bear arms.”

On March 12, 2019, Breitbart News reported that ten Colorado counties declared themselves “Second Amendment Sanctuaries,” citing opposition to confiscatory Red Flag Laws. In New Mexico, 25 of the state’s 33 counties declared themselves “Second Amendment Sanctuaries” in opposition Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s (D) universal background check push.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at Sign up to get Down Range at


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