Arizona’s Yavapai County has become a “Second Amendment sanctuary” after passing a resolution on Wednesday, according to local news outlet KAFF.
Yavapai County, which includes the city of Prescott, became only the second such “sanctuary county” for gun-owners in the state, after Mohave County did so in 2019. The resolution was passed unanimously by the county board of supervisors after three-and-a-half hours of public comment.
A “Second Amendment sanctuary” is a county or locality that votes to defy any statewide laws that infringe on citizens’ Second Amendment rights to keep and bear arms. Started as a right-wing equivalent to the “sanctuary” movement of the Left, which aims to protect illegal aliens from federal immigration authorities, more counties have become Second Amendment sanctuaries in response to Democrats’ increased push for gun control measures within the last few years.
The movement has been especially strong in Virginia, where 91 out of 95 counties in the state have voted to become such sanctuaries for gun owners. The movement culminated in a massive march on the state capitol in Richmond. Several entire states have become Second Amendment sanctuaries, including Alaska, Idaho, Wyoming, and Kansas.