Fort Gay, West Virginia, became the first city in West Virginia to declare itself as a Second Amendment sanctuary.
This declaration followed not long after Putnam County became the first county to adopt the policy in the state. This newly adopted policy signifies a resolution to reject any state or federal gun laws. This includes red flag laws, which are intended to take weapons away from those who may be a threat to others or to themselves, according to WDTV.
The resolution states: “The County Commission of Putnam County, West Virginia is concerned about the passage of any law containing language that would unconstitutionally infringe upon the rights of the citizens of Putnam County to keep and bear arms.”
It further states that the commission “expresses its desire that public funds are not used to unconstitutionally restrict the Second Amendment rights of the citizens of Putnam County, or to aid federal or state agencies in the unconstitutional restriction of said rights.”