Magistrates will decide Thursday afternoon whether or not Clay County will become a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary County.

County Judge-Executive Johnny Johnson says making Clay County a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary County will be on the agenda for the regular schedule fiscal court meeting on January 9th at 3 p.m.

Johnson contacted The Enterprise last week about the popular issue.

“I’ve had a lot of calls about making Clay a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary County,” the judge said.  “I think the right thing to do is put in our agenda to be discussed.”

Johnson says he obtained a copy of Harlan County’s ordinance making them a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary and will have one ready for Clay at the meeting.

“You don’t see law abiding citizens involved in gun crimes,” Johnson says.  “I don’t think law-abiding citizens should be infringed upon.  They have this right guaranteed by the Constitution of this country.”

Johnson said he’s personally in favor of passing the ordinance.

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