LAKIN, Kansas — As new measures on gun control continue to be hotly debated in Washington, a growing number of communities across Kansas are approving resolutions supporting the Second Amendment.
On Monday night, Lakin became the third city in southwestern Kansas to approve such a resolution, stating that the city will not enforce laws or executive orders that go against the rights of gun owners.
“I feel most of the citizens in Lakin support the 2nd Amendment wholeheartedly, and we just wanted to get it on the books to say to the state and national level that we do support the 2nd Amendment,” said Troy Michel, Lakin’s mayor.
Lakin joins Ulysses and Syracuse as cities that have approved resolutions supporting the right to bear arms.
Seward and Grant counties have also approved this ordinance as well.
“We are proud to be the leaders on this and will assume the leadership role,” said Joe Stephens, mayor of Syracuse, which was the first city in Kansas to adopt the resolution. “Some communities like what we did, and some don’t, and they have to represent their people as we have to represent our people here in Syracuse.”
The support for the Second Amendment from elected officials appears to be gaining traction across the state.
On Wednesday, Sedgwick County commissioners will consider and may vote to approve a similar resolution.