By Cory McCauley
Posted: Fri 11:35 AM, Jan 10, 2020 | Updated: Fri 1:41 PM, Jan 10, 2020
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) – Warren County Fiscal Court addressed several issues Friday morning, including support for the 2nd Amendment.
A recent movement to declare counties as 2nd Amendment sanctuaries has been spreading throughout Kentucky as well as other states such as Virginia (where a Democrat controlled legislature is filing several bills addressing gun control).
Friday morning, the Warren Fiscal Court unanimously passed a resolution stating the fiscal court opposes the passage of any law that would unconstitutionally restrict citizens to legally keep or bear arms.
Warren County Judge Executive Mike Buchanon says the fiscal court swears to defend the constitution the moment they take office, but this resolution is meant to reaffirm their oath to office.
Officials say this resolution comes after community members started a petition and proposed a local ordinance asking the fiscal court to declare their position on second amendment rights.
Buchanon told 13 News that the resolution does not make Warren County a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary, but addresses their position on unconstitutional laws.
“This formally declares as a body collectively that we do support the constitution, we support the second amendment of the constitution, and the Kentucky constitution,” said Buchanon.
More than 25 counties have approved Second Amendment sanctuary status or passed similar resolutions.