Check the map (here) of cities, counties and states that have declared themselves Second Amendment Sanctuaries. A new green area seems to go up almost every day.
You can almost read the alarm between the lines in this McPaper article on the Kentucky sanctuary movement and the quote from a near-panicked red-shirted mom.
In Kentucky, much like the rest of the country, the resolutions have been a reaction to everything from calls for bans on assault-style weapons to proposed extreme risk protection orders – so-called red flag laws – which provide a legal way to temporarily take firearms from people deemed a credible threat of harming themselves or others.
Gun violence-prevention advocates argue that these resolutions are the byproduct of a campaign of fear and misinformation designed to distract from efforts to find real solutions to America’s gun violence epidemic, which claims thousands of lives every year – including hundreds in Kentucky.
That campaign has found willing partners among Kentucky’s sheriffs and county leaders who see the “gun sanctuary” resolutions as a mandate to willfully ignore any gun-control laws legislators might pass, advocates say.
“They’re really overstepping their role in the constitutional system and undermining the rule of law,” said Kathi Crowe, legislative lead volunteer for gun violence-prevention group Moms Demand Action’s Kentucky chapter. “I think a lot of this is to intimidate parents, survivors and people who want protection from gun violence.”
– Jonathan Bullington in How a college student, a felon and 90K followers turned Kentucky into a gun sanctuary
I made my sign with you in mind darlin 😜 pic.twitter.com/hleKgYN6AO
— Courtney Griffieth (@xFire_Girlx) February 2, 2020