Support Second Amendment Sanctuary Ordinances

Second Amendment Sanctuary Ordinances (SASOs)

refer to ordinances adopted by some jurisdictions in the United States to prevent the enforcement of certain gun control measures that violate the Second Amendment. The ordinances typically prevent the expenditure of funds for various gun control proposals, such as emergency protection orders, enforcement of gun background checks, and red flag laws. 

As of 04/29/2020, over 1,117 counties, cities, and towns have passed SASOs or sanctuary resolutions in 34 separate states. Illinois, Colorado, New Mexico, Washington, Nevada and more recently Virginia, have passed them in a majority of their counties.  This number does not include Alaska, Idaho, Kansas, and Wyoming, all of which have similar state-level protections.

SASOs are an effective way to send a message to both the state and federal representatives of a state, that their citizens will not support those who violate their rights and attempt to dismantle the Second Amendment. As opposed to resolutions that simply state a localities’ intent or position, an ordinance creates legal parameters and guidelines that the locality follows as law, allowing them to be enforced in ways that resolutions are not. For this reason, GOA supports the adoption of Second Amendment Sanctuary Ordinances as a method of safeguarding your rights and sending a message to your state and the federal government.

The Gun Owners of America support the efforts of communities to pass no-compromise SASOs and have drafted a template SASO that can be customized for the state and community that wishes to pass such a resolution.

Please click on the section to the right, titled SASO Draft, to download a copy to customize and take it to your local government.

If you need a petition, a blank one is available under the section titled SASO Petition.

SASO Handout

Click here to get a printable version of this document with information on Second Amendment Sanctuary Ordinances, as well as a link to this web-page.

SASO Draft

Click here to get a GOA approved draft of a Second Amendment Sanctuary Ordinance. This is only a framework ordinance and can be customized for the town, city, municipality, or county of your choosing, or kept as is. 

SASO Petition
If your locality needs a petition, click here to get a blank petition that can be used to gather signatures for your Second Amendment Sanctuary Ordinance.