Jennings County declares itself a ‘Second Amendment Sanctuary’

By Cecelia Ellis

For The Republic

JENNINGS COUNTY — A resolution declaring Jennings County as a “sanctuary county” in support of the Second Amendment to the Constitution regarding the rights of citizens to bear arms was signed by government officials at the county sheriff’s department Friday night.

“What this means is that we will enforce the gun laws that are currently in effect (in Indiana and the United States) but we will not enforce new laws,” said Jennings County Sheriff Kenny Freeman who led the efforts to create the resolution.

The resolution was also signed by State Rep. Jim Lucas, R- Seymour and North Vernon Mayor Mike Ochs during the ceremony held in lobby of the sheriff department.

For more on this story, see Saturday’s Republic.