By: Fred Petke
23 Jan 2020, 10:32AM
With no discussion and a unanimous vote, Jessamine County officials approved a resolution making the county a Second Amendment sanctuary Tuesday.
A crowd filled the Jessamine County Fiscal Courtroom for the event.
The resolution calls for the fiscal court to “express opposition to any law that would unconstitutionally restrict the rights of the citizens of Jessamine County to keep and bear arms” and “to oppose, within the limits of the Constitution of the United States and the Commonwealth of Kentucky, any efforts to restrict” the right to keep and bear arms and “unconstitutionally restrict such rights.”
The crowd applauded following the unanimous vote.
Jessamine County Judge-Executive David West said he spoke with the county’s state legislators and said all three supported the resolution.
“They are all anxious to hear from you,” West told the audience.
The Second Amendment sanctuary movement started in December 2019 in Virginia as a Democrat-controlled state government promised new gun control laws. Since then, a number of counties in Virginia and other states, including Kentucky, approved similar resolutions.