In light of Beto O’Rourke’s viral comment, “Hell, yes, we’re going to take your AR-15,” many residents in Hood County became concerned about where local law enforcement stood on the issue.
“I have people ask me all the time, ‘What are you going to do to protect my gun? Are you gonna work with the feds to take my AR-15?’” said Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds a few weeks ago. “We’re not. We’re not going to do that. I’m going to work with the court. We’re going to try to pass a ‘sanctuary county’ bill.” On October 8, the Hood County Commissioners’ Court passed a resolution declaring a “Second Amendment sanctuary county” for gun-owners by vowing not to enforce any unconstitutional firearm laws that could be enacted by the state or federal government.
“I overwhelmingly support this initiative,” said state Rep. Mike Lang (R-Granbury), chair of the House Freedom Caucus, “and it would not have been possible without the courageous support of Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds who has championed the issue and who would ultimately, along with the people, be the one to ensure the measure is enforced.” Deeds’ push for Hood County to become a sanctuary county for the Second Amendment follows in the footsteps of four other Texas counties to pass such resolutions. [full article]