Brady Anti-Gunners Seek Info to Link Pro Rights Groups to 2nd Amendment Sanctuaries

Editors Note: Any proof of an effort like this would be welcome news to NRA members and supporters.

The Brady gun control group wants to now whether rights groups, including the NRA, are behind the growing “Second Amendment Sanctuary” movement. (Dave Workman)

USA – -( The Brady anti-gun group, once known as the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, is looking for evidence in an effort to show that Second Amendment organizations are responsible for the growing “Second Amendment Sanctuary” movement across several states, the Associated Press is reporting.

According to the Reno Gazette-Journal, the Brady group has filed freedom of information act (FOIA) requests with several Nevada counties, declaring that sheriffs in those counties have “gone rogue.”

Similar Second Amendment sanctuary efforts are underway in Washington, Illinois and New Mexico. In those states, county sheriffs and even some county commissions have gone on record opposing stiff new gun control laws that have been passed, either by legislatures or by citizen initiative. The movement has been very high profile in those three states. In Washington, a majority of county sheriffs and at least seven county commissions have announced they will not enforce provisions of Initiative 1639, a multi-faceted gun control measure passed by voters last November that raises the age to purchase a semi-auto rifle to 21, and defines every semiautomatic rifle in the state as a “semiautomatic assault rifle.”

According to Pew Trusts, 29 sheriffs in New Mexico are also essentially in rebellion against new gun control laws.

The idea of a “Second Amendment sanctuary county” came as a counter-slap at liberal “sanctuary cities” that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration officers. The difference is that “sanctuary cities” provide safe havens for people apparently in the country illegally, while “Second Amendment sanctuaries” theoretically protect a constitutionally-enumerated right from being violated by enforcement of gun control laws.

At issue in Nevada is a new law requiring so-called “universal background checks.” However, a similar mandate passed in Washington in 2014 has apparently not lived up to its promises, because the number of homicides in Seattle and surrounding King County has actually gone up since passage of Initiative 594 more than four years ago.

FOIA requests are reportedly seeking communications between officials in Douglas, Elko, Lyon and Nye counties in Nevada, along with communications involving sheriffs in Eureka, Pershing and Nye counties, according to the Reno newspaper and Associated Press.

A similar request was reportedly made last month in New Mexico.

Pew Trusts reported “More than 200 counties across nine states have vowed not to enforce new state measures that restrict gun access, and 132 have declared themselves to be Second Amendment ‘sanctuaries.’” Most of those counties joined the growing “sanctuary” movement in the aftermath of last year’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

The “Second Amendment sanctuary” movement presents a problem for gun prohibition lobbying groups and anti-gun-rights politicians. Several weeks ago, anti-gun Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, now running for president, and state Attorney General Bob Ferguson appealed to county sheriffs and county governments to comply with the requirements of I-1639 or face possible liability for crimes committed by “unauthorized” people who got their hands on firearms. But both have been essentially mute since the slaying of a Kittitas County s sheriff’s deputy in March by a man who turned out to be in the country illegally. He could not have obtained the handgun he used through legal channels since I-594 passed four years ago. Inslee and Ferguson are both supporters of “sanctuary” for undocumented aliens, and Washington has been declared a “sanctuary state.”

AmmoLand News checked with the Ellensburg Police for an update on the investigation of that crime, and there is yet no word on the source of the firearm used.

The Brady group has been relatively quiet over the past few years since the rise of anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s “Everytown for Gun Safety,” the gun prohibition lobbying group that has spent millions of dollars supporting gun control laws and anti-gun politicians.

The effort to link gun rights groups, including the National Rifle Association, comes as the NRA is preparing for its annual convention in Indianapolis, Ind. NRA has also been making headlines over a lawsuit against one of its major vendors.

About Dave WorkmanDave Workman

Dave Workman is a senior editor at and Liberty Park Press, author of multiple books on the Right to Keep & Bear Arms and formerly an NRA-certified firearms instructor.

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Kevin A Arndt

So they are seeking to make the local elected officials responsible for criminal conduct of its citizens if they reside in those counties! I hope they do this because it would set a precedent to allow people to go after cities and counties who harbor illegal immigrants and the crimes they commit!


The Brady idiots are looking for evidence that Second Amendment organizations (made up of pro-Second Amendment individuals) are responsible for the Second Amendment Sanctuary movement? Let me think about that for a minute. Do you suppose the people in the Second Amendment Sanctuary counties might belong to one or more pro-gun organizations? It’s like looking for evidence that pro-homo organizations are behind (no pun intended) gay rights parades; lunacy, pure lunacy and typical of the kind of “logic” behind these anti-gun idiots.

Timothy Votaw

Sorry, anti-gun zealots, but this is a grass-roots movement by regular, law-abiding American citizens. The Sheriffs are our representatives in this, because they work for us, and believe in the Constitution we honor as our basis for our choices, such as the Second amendment. Look all over hell to satisfy your ignorant left-wing narratives, but you won’t find anything beyond what I just described. It’s about the citizens, fools.


As long as we know of those crimes. Time after Time, the liberal media has watered down the crimes committed by illegals, instead focusing on the horrors of gun ownership. The time is getting close…


Brady and all the other anti gun groups are nothing but SUBVERSIVES destroying the 2A to the Bill of Rights. All these groups should be investigated. The A Sanctuary is a good thing, as reading some of the responses here tyranny is and has been being shoved upon us law abiding people. When was the last time any anti gun pol or anti gun group actually mentioned enforcing the existing laws against the real criminals never and they won’t. It’s only to disarm law abiding people. The anti gunners can move and live in places like Venezuela, Cuba, China, North… Read more »


by a man who turned out to be in the country illegally. He could not have obtained the handgun he used through legal channels since I-594 passed four years ago Yes, it is true he could not have legallyobtained his gun after BloomingIdiot’s 594 got shoved down our throats by illegal out of state money, and not properly challenged to strike it down. It is ALSO TRUE that even BEFORE 594 he could not have legally acquired a firearn in Washington, nor imported one into the state lawfully. Anyone else remember the old law in Washington that required a non-citizen… Read more »


sheriffs should foia the brady-boob-bunch, re soros, taqiyya-bama, etc.

Nathan Rich

Does it really matter who is backing the correct decisions?

Mr. Bill

The 2A sanctuary county movement is a display of a wider reaction to the tyranny of the masses being imposed upon an entire state by one or two urban areas. Those not residing in metros now live almost entirely without governmental representation.

Raymond Hudson

Sanctuary is a Nobel Undertaking,, until the Good Guys start to use it!! That is so obviously transparent that even a Left Wing Educated person should be able to see through it!! This is the tired old philosophy, I can do it,, but you Can NOT!! I am right,, you are Wrong when attempting the same concept! The Left attempts to smother the very document that allows them to go unpunished for violations they would have us in chains for!! I, for one, am getting very fed up with the continuous hypocrisy the Left spews out while attempting to convince… Read more »


What difference does it make. If an organization is standing against the anti gunners and a rich man is standing against gun owners, it is obvious that the organization is a group and that they are in arguement. The group holds more weight than the one.
Just more of the demonizing of the NRA.


The first words of the Constitution read: “We the People”, It’s our document. It was always meant to be ours, not theirs. It’s our obligation to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.

Green Mtn. Boy

You mean turn around on the Leftards sanctuary city’s isn’t fair play,what’s good for the goose isn’t good for the gander.


“ That’s the argument of flexibility and it goes something like this. The Constitution is over 200 years old and societies change. It has to change with society, like a living organism, or it will become brittle and break. But you would have to be an idiot to believe that.”
The late, great Justice Antonin Scalia


Re-Interpertation was never an option of the Framers of this great document…..


Yes…who died on a resort ranch in Texas…and no autopsy…A Supreme Court Judge…no autopsy…everything swept under cover. The Obama Clan…at what point is America going to stand and say “Enough is enough”???


When jesus comes back, you know the man who invented freedom, liberty, and justice for all, he will say with a loud voice “enough” but we are mixed with the enemy, we are in full fledged war, it’s so organized, look at the Muslim brotherhoods stated goal, they dont hide it, Obama took them off the terror list, and brought them into his cabinet, and dispersed them throughout the Government agencies. The Muslim brotherhood joined hitler in 1938 and now they are running the show as the shadow government.


Scalia is a traitor to the nation. I have a better quote. One that holds more weight, and proves that “progressives” are parasites infecting the system: “On every occasion [of Constitutional interpretation] let us carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying [to force] what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, [instead let us] conform to the probable one in which it was passed.” – Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Johnson, 12 June 1823 The Constitution of the United States… Read more »


@ Son_of_Liberty Your first sentence says Scalia is a traitor to this nation. If you could, provide some facts on this charge. It was my understanding that he was a patriot and pro gun and ruled according to the Constitution.


We need to do whatever we can to protect these Sheriff’s from the unconstitutionality being forced upon them by zealots. They are upholding their oath and we need to support them morally, financially, and provide manpower if need be until we can reverse these unconstitutional laws and regulations. IF the damn Supreme Court would enforce Article VI at ALL levels of government as they are supposed to, these anti-Gun mouth breathers would not have spun out of control to begin with! Article VI says: Defund them, Disbar them, Discharge them from Office if they refuse to comply with the US… Read more »


We’re right there with’ya brother. The Sheriffs take an Oath of Office to the citizens on the original Constitution, not to the Federal Corporation. Sheriffs should not allow anyone or anything to violate the rights of his boss, We the People,

Mark R

… the Brady Bunch ………… Marcia, Marcia, Marcia ……….. oh where, oh where did I put my gun…….?


the Brady bunch knows what to do with their “requests”