Second-Amendment Sanctuaries Defend Civil Rights Across the US

2A Sanctuaries

U.S.A. -( I’m slow, but I eventually put the pieces together. The bad news is that more state governments are infringing on our rights. The good news is that local governments stood up to protect us. We are seeing a large and growing movement across the country where local governments stand up to protect our right of self-defense. We have well established second-amendment sanctuary counties in Colorado, Illinois, New Mexico, and Washington. We’re seeing a new bloom of them in other states. The growth is so rapid, that I know the graphic is out of date.

The second-amendment sanctuary movement started years ago. I remember when counties in Colorado said they would not enforce the recently passed magazine capacity limits. There were many downstate counties in Illinois who told the Chicago-controlled legislature that they would ‘keep their guns, thank you’. Counties in New York passed second-amendment sanctuary bills after the infamous New York SAFE Act was passed in the middle of the night.

The sanctuary movement accelerated when New Mexico politicians promised to pass anti-gun legislation. The vast majority of New Mexico counties responded with second-amendment sanctuary legislation of their own.

The anti-gun politicians in Florida proposed a raft of gun-control after the attack at a

Florida high school. Several Florida counties said they would protect their children with guns.. and without the help of Tallahassee. Most recently, the governors of Virginia and Texas proposed sweeping gun control. Many counties replied with, “Come and Take It”

The states without sanctuary bills fall into two widely separated camps. They are the extreme anti-rights states like New Jersey, and the pro-rights states like Utah. Some see no hope, and some see no need.

Proposals for mandatory confiscation and taxes on guns and ammunition accelerated the sanctuary movement into high gear. This finally became personal for many gun owners. Gun owners went to a local meeting to let their voice be heard. The pro-rights organization Gun Owners of America provided model legislation for sanctuary counties, and that helped.

Sanctuary bills are re-writing the map in states where “There is nothing we can do to stop the gun-grabbers in the capital.” It turns out that there is a lot we can do, and you are doing it.

Look at the model legislation, and send a copy to your local representatives and your local gun club.


I’ll update this list as I learn more. RM

Alaska state wide
Arizona several
California some
Colorado many
Florida several
Idaho state wide
Illinois over half the counties
Kansas state wide
Maryland several
Montana 2A sanctuary state
Nevada several counties
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico 52 out of 62 counties
New York one
North Carolina one
North Dakota
Oregon 13 of 36 counties
Pennsylvania some
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee several
Texas several
Washington several
West Virginia
Wisconsin some
Wyoming (statewide)

Freedom is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.

Please hold on to it.

About Rob MorseSlow Facts

The original article is here with sources. Rob Morse writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily, and on his SlowFacts blog. He hosts the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast and co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast. Rob is an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.

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Joe Don

Drug testing for Congress. All of them. Check out Clay Higgins Representative from Virginia.


One would hope that this movement will sweep the nation. What one should hope for is the 100+ million gun owners would swamp the voting booths and vote out all the gun control legislators.

Wild Bill

, Yes, drain the swamp and restore the republic. When there is profit for politicians in supporting the 2A, then politicians will support the 2A. HTGD


Arizona has Constitutional Carry and one of the strongest Pro-Constitution organizations in the country that actually lobbies and fights for the rights of gun owners in the state; The Arizona Citizens’ Defense League. It’s still a good idea however for counties and communities to declare for 2nd Amendment sanctuary status given the oppressive and draconian Federal Gun legislation and the BATFE.


Virginia: 20 in 3 weeks and still counting!


Good luck!!!! I’ll be watching from the Free State of Idaho…


You meant to say the Free State of Idaho (for now).


He said it right the first time.

Gene Ralno

I’ve been following this rush to freedom since it began and what’s needed is a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary web site that tracks progress by city, town, county and state. It’s relevant because of the relationship to the electoral college. Twenty or so states show symptoms of schizophrenia with clear domination by one or more big cities. Consequently, states with few representatives eventually will realize they have hundreds of allies in the counties dominated by big city career politicians in other states. If the democrats really want this problem, they should consider who controls what. States with few electors, combined with… Read more »

Ej harbet

Hate to poop the party but until the Kansas suppressor convicts are released and cleared from federal the “protection” isn’t protecting!


Thank God I live in Idaho.


Please share with me how to implement the sanctuary gun protection so that I can make it happen in my IL county. Plus I know many others that are most interested to make it happen where they live as well. Thank you for any and all input.
Sincerely, CBlu