On February 16th, 2021, the Commissioners of Weston County, Wyoming passed a resolution declaring Weston County a Second Amendment Sanctuary. The resolution passed with a unanimous vote.
Verification Citation/Source: Weston County, WY – County Commissioners; Kari Drost, Chairwoman, Weston Republican party
Resolution date passed: 16 Feb 2021
Vote Count: Unanimous
Resolution No:2021 – 2
A RESOLUTION BY THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS, IN AND FOR WESTON COUNTY, WYOMING, DECLARING WESTON COUNTY TO BE A SECOND AMENDMENT SANCTUARY COUNTY.
WHEREAS, the Constitution of the United States of America is the supreme law of our nation. The Second Amendment to the Constitution states “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 Constitution of the State of Wyoming in Article 1, Section 24 states, “The right of citizens to bear arms in the defense of themselves and the state shall not be denied”; and
WHEREAS, the right of the citizens to keep and bear arms is guaranteed as an individual right under the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and under the Constitution of the State of Wyoming; and
WHEREAS, the right of the citizens to keep and bear arms for the defense of Life, Liberty and Property is regarded as an inalienable right by the citizens of Weston County, Wyoming; and
WHEREAS, the citizens of Weston County, Wyoming derive economic benefit from all safe forms of firearm recreation, hunting and shooting conducted within Weston County as allowed under the United States and Wyoming Constitutions; and
WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Weston County Board of Commissioners to declare its support of the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America and Article 1, Section 24 of the Constitution of Wyoming protecting citizens’ inalienable and individual right to keep and bear arms; and
WHEREAS, the members of the Weston County Board of Commissioners took an oath to support and defend the Constitutions of the United States and the State of Wyoming, and
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED no Weston County, Wyoming money, resources or personnel can be used to go contrary to the Second Amendment as the right the citizens to keep and bear arms is guaranteed as an individual right under the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and under the Constitution of the State of. Wyoming.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Weston County Board of Commissioners strongly supports the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America and Article 1, Section 24 of the Constitution of the State of Wyoming and that the Board strongly believes that it is an inalienable right of the citizens of Weston County to keep and bear arms for the defense of life, liberty and property; and
FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED, to defend the rights and liberties of the citizens of Weston County, the Weston County Board of County Commissioners hereby declares:
Weston County, Wyoming a “Second Amendment Sanctuary County”
RESOLVED THIS 16th day of February, 2021 at Newcastle, Weston County,
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
WESTON COUNTY, WYOMING
Marty Ertman, Chairwoman,
Nathan Todd, Vice Chairman
Tony Barton, Commissioner
Ed Wagoner, Commissioner
Don Taylor, Commissioner
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