Catawba County Adopts 2nd Amendment Resolution, Cabarrus Approves Support

Jan 21, 2020

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.

On the same night, Cabarrus County's Board of Comission unanimously approved support of its own Second Amendment Resolution.

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.