PHOENIX — Arizona's most populous county is joining a growing national movement in which areas are declaring themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries.
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted in Phoenix on Wednesday to declare the county a “Second Amendment Preservation County.”
Maricopa, one of the nation's fastest-growing counties, is following dozens of counties nationwide and four others in Arizona that have approved similar symbolic resolutions.
The resolutions are meant to stave off gun-control policies that could be seen as unconstitutional.
The proposal lost some of its edge when the board dropped a stipulation that government funds would not be used to infringe on gun rights.