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Possibly inspired by Virginia's fast progress in protecting its Second Amendment rights and seeing the buzz generated by it, Texas appears to upping its game in declaring resolutions from the slow pace it was showing during the summer.
A bright green rash has broken out in Texas' political landscape, with the rapid addition of 22 new Second Amendment Sanctuary counties since we last checked in exactly one month ago. A wave of renewed fervor in declaring support for the original meaning of "...shall not be infringed," has seen Texas counties declaring their insistence that no matter what happens in Austin, most people here refuse to go defenseless.
Is it a coincidence that Texas' sudden burst of activity follows what's happening in Virginia? We certainly don't think so. Just as Illinois begat Colorado, New Mexico, and Virginia, we now see Old Dominion beget the Lone Star State. With Virginia now threatened by gun control, Texans see the writing on the wall — and the ever-increasing influx of blue voters from other places, causing patriots to worry that their own way of life may also become precarious.
The ripple that began in Hudspeth earlier this year now approaches tsunami status, with county after county taking steps to protect the right to defend its citizens.
A list of Second Amendment Sanctuary counties in Texas follows:
- Hudspeth County
- Presidio County
- Mitchell County
- Nolan County
- Edwards County
- Throckmorton County
- Young County
- Stephens County
- Palo Pinto County
- Parker County
- Callahan County
- Eastland County
- Erath County
- Hood County
- Fannin County
- Collin County
- Kaufman County
- Ellis County
- Wood County
- Upshur County
- Smith County
- Cherokee County
- Montgomery County
- Waller County
- Navarro County - became a Second Amendment Sanctuary county today, December 9th.
- Brown County - became a Second Amendment Sanctuary county today, December 9th.
- Coleman County - became a Second Amendment Sanctuary county today, December 9th.
- McCulloch County - became a Second Amendment Sanctuary county today, December 9th.
- Titus County - became a Second Amendment Sanctuary county today, December 9th.
- Walker County - became a Second Amendment Sanctuary county today, December 9th.
In addition, two towns have also adopted these resolutions:
- Town of Big Spring
- Town of Chester
At least two more counties have Second Amendment Sanctuary resolutions in the works:
- Hunt County
- Jackson County
And, another four that we know of have attempts underway to pass resolutions:
- Reeves County
- Jeff Davis County
- Llano County
- Anderson County
Over time, we'll add more information to this list. We suspect that the movement is growing too fast to continue to post copies of the resolutions themselves and we'll have all we can do to simply fill in dates correctly.
Please be sure to check back every so often as we continue with updates over the coming weeks and months.
Special thanks to those of you who send in tips about counties — every little bit helps!