March 7, 2021

Heard County commissioners pass ‘Second Amendment Sanctuary’ resolution

Pictured above at Tuesday’s BOC Meeting (L-R): Commissioner David Walls, Commissioner Larry Hammond, Chairman Lee Boone, Sheriff Ross Henry, Commissioner Larry Hooks, and Commissioner Gwen Caldwell 

(Franklin, GA) — County commissioners voted 4-0 to pass a Second Amendment Sanctuary resolution Tuesday evening, making Heard County a sanctuary county.

Now that the amendment is approved, the county is declared a sanctuary area, meaning it would prohibit law enforcement from enforcing certain gun control measures like universal background checks, assault weapon bans and red flags laws – all considered to be a violation of the Second Amendment.

Heard County is the latest on a growing list of counties in the state that have become Second Amendment sanctuary counties in Georgia.

The designation is strictly symbolic, most acknowledge, with no legal ability to change state or federal law. But it sends a message to lawmakers, supporters say, to stop infringing on the rights of lawful gun owners.

The resolutions vary from one jurisdiction to the next, but most declare the intention of local officials to oppose any “unconstitutional restrictions” on the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

Upon approval, the resolution was signed during the meeting by Heard County Sheriff Ross Henry, Heard County Chairman Lee Boone, District 1 Commissioner Larry Hooks, District 3 Commissioner Gwen Caldwell, District 4 Commissioner Larry Hammond, and District 5 Commissioner David Walls.

The District 2 seat on the BOC is currently vacant following Keri Denney’s resignation on January 29 to seek the Chairman’s seat in the upcoming 2020 elections.

See a photo of the signed resolution below.




  1. Randy Clark says

    Great thanks

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