Johnson County has been designated as a “Second Amendment Preservation County” by action of the county commission during their Tuesday meeting.
Chairman Bill Novotny explained that some county residents, being concerned with the current administration’s proposed attacks on citizen’s gun rights, had approached the commission about passing a Second Amendment Resolution.
After consultation with Johnson County Sheriff Rod Odenbach and County Attorney Tucker Ruby, the county drafted Resolution No. 655, declaring the county in support of the Second Amendment and citizen’s right to bear arms.
Novotny also gave an example of a historic Johnson County citizens’ use of their second amendment rights.
Chairman Novotny continued, saying “that no funds from the treasury of the county nor any resources of personnel shall be used in any manner to abridge the rights of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms as an individual right under the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States and under the Constitution of the State of Wyoming.”
The commission approved the Resolution by unanimous vote.