SIDNEY, Iowa – The Fremont County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to adopt a resolution making their county the 33rd county in Iowa to become a Second Amendment Sanctuary. Now one-third of Iowa’s 99 counties are Second Amendment Sanctuaries.
Fremont County is the fourth county in the last three weeks to adopt a resolution.
“In only a matter of months, one-third of Iowa’s counties have stood up and said ‘our rights are not up for negotiation’,” Dave Funk, president of the Iowa Firearms Coalition, said. “This is a historic day for the state of Iowa and it’s citizens and we look forward to the day when we can say the entire Hawkeye State is a Second Amendment Sanctuary.”
Second Amendment Sanctuary resolutions at the county level do not supersede federal law but they do prevent local resources from being used to assist the federal government in efforts perceived to violate the Second Amendment.
Iowa Firearms Coalition, an affiliate of the National Rifle Association, is a 501(c)4 organization has been working with state and local elected officials to protect the right of Iowans to keep and bear arms in the wake of threats by some in Washington, D.C. to support actions they believe would infringe upon the Second Amendment.
Iowa’s Second Amendment Sanctuary Counties, so far, also include: Mitchell, Chickasaw, Pocahontas, Hardin, Carroll, Jasper, Cedar, Washington, Madison, Mills, Adams, Clarke, Humboldt, Kossuth, Ringgold, Buchanan, Van Buren, Winnebago, Decatur, Dallas, Guthrie, Benton, Page, Lucas, Taylor, Union, Hancock, Buena Vista, Pottawattamie, Cherokee, Montgomery and Wayne.