I’m not sure how you missed it, but we’re glad you finally arrived. If your county hasn’t become a 2A Sanctuary County yet, it should be. If you really ponder this properly, to not become a 2A Sanctuary is to say you don’t care about the civil rights of those folks within the borders of your county. Who would say that out loud? The Second Amendment is watered down and placed under attack more than any item in the Bill of Rights. Show me another fundamental human right that is more battered, bruised, or diminished.
As a County Board of Supervisors, the job is easy when it comes to resolutions. A, declare your support for a virtuous position. B, thank your constituents for their continued decency. A well-offered resolution pointing out your support doesn’t have to be complex.
If you’re a county resident:
- Find or identify your local county board of supervisors. Most counties have a website that offers the supervisor’s information so you may contact them. If not, you’ll be able to get this information at the local courthouse by calling or visiting with them.
- Reach out to ALL of your local supervisors.
- Illustrate and show them the examples of other counties and remind them just how important the Bill of Rights is to you. Make sure your supervisors know you need them to take a stand and declare the Second Amendment is important to them.
- Rally others to the cause. Your voice is important, but several voices when you engage your friends and neighbors make the difference.
- Offer them the sample language below.
If you’re a County Supervisor:
- Take the sample language below and read it thoroughly.
- Understand that you’re taking a stand on the virtues contained in the Bill of Rights. Nobody can argue that the 2A is tinkered with and chipped away day after day. As a County Supervisor, you’re signaling with a resolution that you support the Second Amendment for your constituents.
- As an elected official of the County, you recognize you won’t encourage or participate in the Jim Crow racist origins of ‘gun control’ and further them upon your friends and neighbors. As a leader of your community, you know and cherish a government that doesn’t pick and choose which citizens it’ll bestow or remove basic human rights. County Sheriffs and County Attorneys have come on board as well to show their support for the civil rights of their county brethren.
- Some counties have tweaked the sample language a bit, but most have elevated it and passed their resolutions ‘as is’ for their counties.
- Remember, you’re going to hear some people who think your resolution rolls back federal and state laws. We know this isn’t true. Help them understand this is a support declaration for a civil right. As individuals, they can embrace or deny those civil rights for themselves, but as an elected official it is your responsibility to protect those choices for each person to make, across the board.
RESOLUTION DECLARING YOUR COUNTY TO BE A SECOND AMENDMENT SANCTUARY COUNTY
WHEREAS, the right of the people to keep and bear arms is guaranteed as an individual right under the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” and
WHEREAS, the right of the people to keep and bear arms for the defense of life, liberty, and property is regarded as an inalienable right by the people of YOUR County, Iowa; and
WHEREAS, the people of YOUR County, Iowa derive economic benefit from all safe forms of firearms recreation, hunting, and shooting conducted within YOUR County using all types of firearms allowable under the United States Constitution and the laws of the State of Iowa; and
WHEREAS, the YOUR County Board of Supervisors was elected to represent the citizens of YOUR County, and have sworn by their Oath of Office to uphold the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the State of Iowa; and
WHEREAS, Iowa State Senators and State Representatives have also sworn by their Oath of Office to uphold the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the State of Iowa; and
WHEREAS, legislation is currently being considered and expected to be proposed by both the Iowa State Legislature and Federal Legislature that potentially seeks to infringe on the constitutionally protected right of citizens to keep and bear arms; and
WHEREAS, it is desirable to declare that YOUR County is a Second Amendment Sanctuary County, as YOUR County opposes the enactment of any legislation that would infringe upon the constitutional right of the people of YOUR County to keep and bear arms.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the YOUR County Board of Supervisors hereby declares YOUR County to be a Second Amendment Sanctuary County, and hereby states its opposition to the enactment of any legislation that would infringe upon the constitutional right of the people of YOUR County to keep and bear arms.
Download your copy of the 2A Sanctuary Language below: