On Monday, November 4, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously in favor of a resolution making Mohave County a 2nd Amendment sanctuary county. State Representative Leo Biasiucci and State Senator Sonny Borrelli joined U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar at the meeting in support of the resolution.
“While we’re voting on this here, they are voting on whether to become a ‘sanctuary city’ for illegal immigration,” said Supervisor Hildy Angius referring to the residents of Tucson. “Everyone will understand what we meant to do here today.”
“The Board affirms its support of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and declares Mohave County a Second Amendment Sanctuary County,” the Resolution stated. “This Board will not authorize or appropriate government funds, resources, employees, agencies, contractors, buildings, detention centers or offices for the purpose of enforcing laws that unconstitutionally infringe on the people’s right to keep and bear arms.”
“This resolution sends a great message to others in Arizona and across the country that Mohave County will always fight to defend our constitutional rights,” said Representative Biasiucci. “I am proud to represent this district, and I will never stop defending our 2nd Amendment at the state level.”
“Although this is symbolic in nature, this reaffirms the county’s commitment, as well as mine, to support and defend the U.S. and Arizona constitutions,” said Senator Borrelli.
Angius, the District 2 Supervisor from Bullhead City said she hopes other counties will adopt similar resolutions.
“There is traction to implement gun control laws, even here in Arizona,” Angius said. “I refuse to let that happen here in Mohave County without a fight.”
According to Angius, the resolution makes clear Mohave County’s commitment to Constitutional provisions.