May 18, 2021

Heard County officials considering Second Amendment Sanctuary resolution

(Franklin, GA) — The Board of Commissioners will be considering at Tuesday’s meeting this week whether to pass a resolution making Heard County a Second Amendment Sanctuary.

Earlier this year, Habersham County in North Georgia led the way by becoming the first county in Georgia to pass such a resolution.

Since then, other counties have followed suit, with Second Amendment Sanctuary resolutions or similar resolutions being passed in about 20 of the 159 Georgia counties.

The resolution aims to prohibit or impede the enforcement of certain gun control measures perceived as a violation of the Second Amendment, the Right to Bear Arms.

With the Virginia legislature in the national spotlight recently and several gun safety laws moving through the Democrat-controlled House and Senate, many local government officials are looking at ways to protect the gun rights of their residents.

Both Heard County Sheriff Ross Henry and Heard County Commission Chairman Lee Boone have expressed their beliefs that such gun restrictions violate the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

“It’s a pretty simple decision. We have the right as law abiding citizens to bear arms thanks to our Second Amendment,” said Sheriff Henry in a phone interview last week. “You know I’m not giving up my guns and I don’t plan on going and taking anyone else’s either — that’s just the bottom line.”

Chairman Lee Boone is also supportive of the resolution that will be presented to the Board of Commissioners for approval.

“There is an apparent attempt by radical forces determined to usurp the rights God has given us as written in the Constitution of the United States,” said Chairman Boone in an email statement to The Heard Citizen. “It is time to move to the front lines of defense by publicly declaring we will not stand for it!”

The full resolution will be presented at tomorrow night’s regular monthly meeting of the Board of Commissioners at the Heard County Administration Building located at 201 Park Avenue in Franklin. The meeting will begin at 6:30 PM and the public is invited to attend.


  1. Willard Loftin says

    Make it a sanctuary county👈🏾 Yes Thank You

  2. John Roberts says

    I am very glad to see Sheriff Henry and Commission Chairman Lee Boone stand up and speak out in favor of this! Any elected official that disagrees should be replaced during the next election. There is no place for extreme anti constitutional beliefs in our county government.

  3. Thank you for whoever brought this up, Ross Henry and Lee Boone for supporting it!! The Republican Party of Heard County will be there to support it. Sharlene Joh, President of Republican Party of Heard County

  4. Ron McClellan says

    We live in a huge Second Amendment Sanctuary 3000 miles across already. We just need to protect it from traitors in high places.

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