LETCHER COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Letcher County has become the latest county in the state to declare itself a Second Amendment sanctuary county.
In a Facebook post, the Letcher County judge-executive says he signed the declaration on Monday.
Letcher County joins five other counties in the state that have already passed the resolution including: Cumberland, Hancock, Harlan, Knott and Lewis.
Second Amendment sanctuary counties say the goal is to protect the rights of gun owners by not abiding by gun control laws seen as a violation of the Second Amendment.
Opponents say the resolutions are mainly symbolic and can’t be enforced.