During the Winn Parish Police Jury’s regular meeting last night, the Jury passed a Resolution to declare Winn Parish a Second Amendment Sanctuary Parish. Resolution #021 of 2021 makes Winn only the second parish in Louisiana to become a Second Amendment Sanctuary Parish. St. Mary’s Parish was the first.
The motion was made by District 5 Juror Kirk Miles and seconded by District 6 Juror Author Robinson. The Jury voted unanimously for the Resolution.
What is a Second Amendment Sanctuary County (Parish)?
A Constitutional Sanctuary is simply a municipality that has declared itself a safe haven for various constitutionally protected rights. While the concept of Constitutional Sanctuaries started with Second Amendment Sanctuaries, it has expanded upon as multiple states began locking down their citizens and stripping them of their Constitutional Rights.
Do not confuse a Constitutional Sanctuary with the more commonly known “Sanctuary City,” which liberals have often used as a means to defy federal immigration laws. The term Constitutional Sanctuary only applies to a sanctuary for a right protected by the Constitution of the United States of America.
Cities, towns, counties, boroughs, states and other municipalities have declared themselves Constitutional Sanctuaries of one form or another by various means. Generally, locally elected politicians will pass a declaration, resolution, ordinance, bill, act or other forms of legislation to declare themselves to be a Constitutional Sanctuary.
One of the main differences in these various methods to declare a Constitutional Sanctuary is the extent to which that sanctuary has the force of law. Generally, declarations and resolutions do not have any power of law. They are often considered symbolic, while ordinances, bills, acts, etc., are deemed to be enforceable.
There are now multiple types of Constitutional Sanctuaries that have been passed in the United States. There are Second Amendment Sanctuaries, Bill of Rights Sanctuaries, Sanctuaries for Business, Pro-Life Sanctuaries, COVID-19 Sanctuaries and Religion Sanctuaries.
In Winn Parish’s case, the Second Amendment Sanctuary Resolution protects the God-given rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution and denounces any attempts to infringe on those rights.
To find out more, visit https://sanctuarycounties.com/