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2nd Amendment Sanctuary Resolution passed in Fremont County

Published: Mar. 27, 2021 at 6:43 PM CDT
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FREMONT COUNTY, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) -

Tuesday, March 23rd in the Fremont County Commissioner’s Chambers, a resolution was passed to uphold certain Constitutional rights and protect law abiding citizens from tyrannical government.

Fremont County Sheriff Ryan Lee who was in full support of the resolution stated, “I get asked on a daily basis, ‘Sheriff, are you going to protect me from federal overreach?” He stated that people often ask him “Are you going to help the federal government take my firearms from me?’ And I can tell you, absolutely not.”

Sheriff Lee stated that all sheriffs in Wyoming fully support the U.S. Constitution and especially the 2nd amendment.

“I think it sends a very strong statement to the law abiding citizens of Fremont County that their sheriff and their county commissioners fully support the United States Constitution and the 2nd amendment,” added Sheriff Lee.

Harold Donahue, a Riverton resident and veteran brought the resolution forward with inspiration from a similar Weston County resolution.

Donahue stated, “That’s one of the reasons why I went into the military is because I love this country and I’ll do anything to protect this country. For me to be able to bring this to the county commissioners just adds to the oath that I took when I went into the military, is to uphold the Constitution of the United States.”

Sheriff Lee suggested a few revisions to the resolution over the past few weeks, and Donahue is thankful for his support, relating it to the support he experienced in his military career.

“I was in the military and we had people to back us up all the time when we went into situations, and with the sheriff helping me out with this resolution and backing me on it, it was a boost,” emphasized Donahue.

The resolution states that no Wyoming resources, money, or personnel can be used in a manner contrary to the 2nd amendment. Sheriff Lee wanted to make sure it was clear that it wouldn’t negatively affect his office at all. He stated, “There is absolutely nothing contained within that document that hampers my ability to carry out the duties of my office on a daily basis.”

The resolution passed unanimously with Commissioner Thomas noting his support and the continued importance to stress safety with firearms. Sheriff Lee reiterated what Chairman Becker stated during the hearing of the resolution, “It’s somewhat sad that we even have to pass a resolution like this, just as Chairman Becker said, it’s already a God given right through the United States Constitution to keep and bear arms.”

The Fremont County Sheriff estimates that other counties will pass similar resolutions in the near future.

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