The Logan County Commissioners officially declared the historic county to be Oklahoma's 2nd Amendment Sanctuary. The meeting took place in Guthrie, the birthplace of Oklahoma statehood and the first capitol.
Early Wednesday morning, Sheriff Damon Devereaux made a unilateral proclamation of solidarity with the constitution on matters of self defence, including the right to keep & bear arms. Sheriff devereaux publicly asked his county commissioners to codify the policy. Commissioner Marven Goodman immediately expanded on Devereaux's proclamation and drafted a resolution in even greater detail. The item was inserted in the agenda for Friday morning.
Chairman Monty Piearcy said the county has received quite a bit of calls in this topic. At the Friday meeting, Sheriff Devereaux was first to be called to speak on the issue of his own proclamation. Commissioner Goodman then read his prepared motion. Commissioner Mike Pearson also gave full support in his own extended remarks. The vote was unanimous.
Later, the commission received comments from citizens. OK2A President, Don Spencer (himself a longtime Logan County resident) praised the commissioners for their constitutional fidelity. Commissioner Pearson said the resolution is intended to send a message to both OKC and Washington, DC. the county will not let any of their resources be used by any entity in a manner that improperly deprives any person their constitutional rights. Since Wednesday, 4 other county sheriffs (Wayne McKinney in Stephens, Johnny Christian in Bryan, Tim Turner in Haskell, & Chris West in Canadian) as well as DA Chuck Sullivan; have also made proclamations, using Devereaux's text as a template.
Just last fall, OKC citizen journalist, Adam Modisette was arrested by nearby Oklahoma County deputies, for a warrant related to what is now lawful constitutional carry of a handgun.
Logan County now says such court orders would not be honored by the sheriff's office or other Logan County assets.