LOOGOOTEE— A meeting has been called for Wednesday by Second Amendment activists in Martin County. The group, called Martin County 2A hopes to push for sanctuary county status.

“Our goal is to build public support to get the county commissioners to be a Second Amendment Sanctuary county,” said Paul McFeaters, one of the organizers. “We want to draw a line in the sand for gun rights.”

McFeaters said Martin County 2A was formed in reaction to unprecedented attacks on gun owners’ rights in other states.

“This is a sweeping movement,” said McFeaters, who said the hope is that the county commissioners will adopt a resolution or ordinance stating there will be no unconstitutional gun laws enforced in Martin County. “We are really wanting to gain public support so there are no questions with our county commissioners on whether the public supports this or not.”

While the hope now is to get the county commission to go on the record in support of not having unconstitutional gun laws, in the future McFeaters said he hopes they may also be able to get sheriff’s candidates to maintain the sanctuary county status.

During the meeting, which is slated for 7 p.m. at the Martin County Fairgrounds, Guy Relford, an attorney and author, will speak. Relford is the owner and chief instructor at Tactical Firearms Training, LLC and hosts a weekly radio show on WIBC in Indianapolis called “The Gun Guy with Guy Relford.”

According to a release from Martin County 2A, the movement started locally when Charles Greg Hamilton of Loogootee started a private Facebook group to help enlist other county residents in an effort to get Second Amendment sanctuary status on the books locally.

That group, McFeaters said, started with just a handful of people and now has over 2,000 — about 20% of Martin County’s population.

“We are expecting hundreds of people to come to the meeting,” said McFeaters. “We plan to fill the building.”

For more information call McFeaters at 812-709-0631.

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