DES MOINES, Iowa – The Muscatine County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution, unanimously, on Monday to make their community Iowa’s 34th Second Amendment Sanctuary County.
“We are thrilled to see that Supervisors in one of the Quad Cities area’s largest counties have voted with one voice to uphold the rights of their constituents,” Dave Funk, president of the Iowa Firearms Coalition, said. “We would like to thank the Muscatine County Board of Supervisors for taking this important step forward towards making all of Iowa 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 that violate the Second Amendment.
Iowa Firearms Coalition, an affiliate of the National Rifle Association and National Shooting Sports Foundation, 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, Fremont and Wayne.
This follows legislation at the state level advancing gun rights.
A Iowa Senate subcommittee recently advanced a bill that would make entire state a Second Amendment sanctuary.
Also, the Iowa Legislature last session approved for the second time a “keep and bear arms” amendment to Iowa’s Constitution that will go before voters in November. The Legislature also passed, and Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a bill allowing permitless carry within the state.