Catawba County passed a resolution Tuesday making it a "Second Amendment sanctuary" county, while Cabarrus County unanimously approved support of its own resolution that would do the same.
The Catawba County Board of Commissions heard public comments and approved a Second Amendment Resolution declaring Catawba County as a "Counstitutional Rights Protected County" shortly after the Board's meeting was called to order at 7 p.m.
BOC heard public comments and approved a 2nd Amendment Resolution declaring Catawba County, NC, as a “Constitutional Rights Protected County”.
— CatawbaCountyNC (@CatawbaCounty) January 22, 2020
On the same night, Cabarrus County's Board of Comission unanimously approved support of its own Second Amendment Resolution.
— Cabarrus County NC (@CabarrusCounty) January 22, 2020
The two counties joined a growing list of North Carolina counties adopting resolutions with the intention of affirming that local governments won't enact unconstitutional gun-control measures.
Meanwhile, in Haywood County in Western North Carolina, commissioners heard Tuesday from the mother of University of North Carolina Charlotte student Riley Howell, who died last spring after tackling a gunman on campus.
Natalie Henry-Howell asked commissioners and citizens to give the resolution careful thought, and "balance the need for self-protection and the need for the protection of others.”
Her remarks received standing applause from the packed room, WSOC-TV reported. The Haywood County commissioners didn't vote on the resolution Tuesday, but are expected to consider it at an upcoming meeting.