DES MOINES, Iowa – Buchanan County’s Board of Supervisors on Monday voted unanimously a resolution making their county the 12th county in the state to become a Second Amendment Sanctuary County.
They join Mitchell, Chickasaw, Pocahontas, Hardin, Carroll, Jasper, Cedar, Washington, Madison, Mills, Adams, Clarke, and Wayne counties, who already passed a similar resolution.
A resolution declaring a county be a Second Amendment sanctuary does not negate federal law. Still, it does prevent local resources from being used to enforce measures that are at odds with the U.S. Constitution.
In June, SanctuaryCounties.com reported 61 percent of the nation’s counties were Second Amendment sanctuary counties. This number has undoubtedly grown since their map did not include any county from Iowa. Now 11 percent of Iowa’s counties are considered Second Amendment sanctuaries.
“This is a great day for the residents of Buchanan County and the state of Iowa,” Michael Ware, Chair of the Iowa Firearms Coalition, said. “Every week Iowans are sending the message to Washington that in the Hawkeye State we cherish all of our civil rights.”
While Second Amendment Sanctuary legislation at the county level does not supersede federal law, it does prevent local resources from being used to enforce measures that are at odds with the U.S. Constitution.