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Lee County becomes 2nd Amendment sanctuary, Sheriff says gun rights will not be infringed

From WCYB -

One day after the Lee County Sheriff's Office said they would stand up to state or federal officials that infringed upon gun rights, the Lee County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to make the county a Second Amendment sanctuary.

According to Sheriff Gary Parsons, the designation is a statement saying the county is a safe place for gun owners where their rights won't be taken away. The statement also means the county won't support any gun laws that try to take away gun rights.

The resolution was introduced by D.D. Leonard, the district 5 member of the Lee County Board of Supervisors. Leonard says he's worked on the resolution since election day.

"We're trying to come together and join forces to make a statement that we don't want our second amendment rights infringed upon," Leonard says.

On Monday, the Lee County Sheriff's Office made a Facebook post assuring residents that the department will stand up for the Second Amendment and the Constitution.

During a phone call with News 5, Sheriff Parsons reiterated the statement, saying the he would not support the seizure of weapons in any way, whether it be financial support or cooperation with state and federal officials. Leonard agreed with Parsons.

"I would like to see all the adjoining counties come together and join us in trying to protect our rights, and especially our second amendment right," said Leonard.

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