Another Texas county has responded to increasing attacks on gun rights by declaring itself a Second Amendment sanctuary against unconstitutional firearms restrictions.

Parker County Commissioners Court voted unanimously Monday to approve a resolution reaffirming the “inalienable and individual” gun rights of local citizens.

The resolution, offered by Commissioner George Conley, says the county will “support decisions made by our Sheriff to not enforce any unconstitutional firearms restrictions” and will not authorize use of county resources “for the purpose of enforcing law that unconstitutionally infringes on the right of the people to keep and bear arms.”

Parker’s declaration mirrors pledges approved by other Texas counties this year: Hudspeth County in March, Presidio County in July, and Hood County earlier this month. Smith County is set to vote Tuesday on a similar resolution.

They are part of a growing movement in Texas and across the United States to protect citizens’ gun rights in the face of confiscation threats from far-left Democrats including presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke, as well as pushes from Republicans like Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick for more restrictions on law-abiding gun owners.

“Glad to see Parker County being proactive on this front to protect one of our most basic and fundamental Constitutional rights,” Chris Putnam posted on Facebook after Monday’s vote. Putnam, who spoke in support of the resolution, is challenging 12-term incumbent U.S. Rep. Kay Granger in the Republican primary to represent the 12th Congressional District, which includes Parker County.

“Parker County Conservatives are very proud of our commissioners court for unanimously approving a resolution designating our conservative community a sanctuary county for the Second Amendment,” local activist Mike Olcott, who heads the group, told Texas Scorecard Monday.

Olcott said neighboring Hood County’s resolution inspired Parker officials to act. “Our hope is that this seed of liberty will continue to blossom across many more counties across our great state of Texas,” he added.

Read the full resolution here.

Erin Anderson

Erin Anderson is a Senior Journalist for Texas Scorecard, reporting on state and local issues, events, and government actions that impact people in communities throughout Texas and the DFW Metroplex. A native Texan, Erin grew up in the Houston area and now lives in Collin County.