Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman will propose making the county a Second Amendment sanctuary at the Feb. 3 County Board of Commissioners meeting, according to a a detailed statement released earlier this month.
“It is the intent and desire of Sheriff Bowman that this proclamation will be adopted by the Board of Commissioners as a measure to formally establish the support of the right to legal gun ownership for law-abiding citizens," the statement said. "The surrendering of such rights by the citizens of this great nation only serve to strip away a small part of what makes our country great. Together, we can help keep Alexander County a great place to live, work and play.”
The proposed proclamation in Alexander County comes as there are numerous counties and municipalities in North Carolina and nationwide considering or having already adopted sanctuary policies that are pro-Second Amendment in response to federal or state laws.
In Western North Carolina, Lincoln, Surry and Wilkes counties voted in favor of becoming Second Amendment sanctuaries earlier this month. Cherokee and Rutherford counties passed similar policies last year.