Sheriff Jerimie Kraushaar of Hot Springs County Wyoming was getting a little tired of being asked by residents if he intended to confiscate their guns. This began to happen more often after Joe Biden was sworn in as president.

“On an average week I probably have five to ten people ask me if we are coming for their guns,” the sheriff said. "They are legitimately scared."

The question was asked many more times a week just after the Boulder, Colorado shooting. He says he was asked by about 25 people.

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So, the sheriff met with the Thermopolis Police Chief Julie Mathews and they agreed that a public statement needed to be made. That is why they submitted a proposal to the county commissioners to make Hot Spring County a Second Amendment Sanctuary.

County Commissioners admitted that, in reality, there was nothing they could do. It was a feelgood measure if they passed it.

“I just think it’s a little ridiculous for us to be signing a resolution as a feel-good piece. I think there are probably better, more effective ways in communicating, but I agree with that [the resolution] 110%,” commissioner Phillip Scheel said during the presentation. (Wyoming Business Report).

“The only one having teeth in signing it is you,” said commissioner Jack Baird, referring to Sheriff Kraushaar.

“I will make it very clear that if the feds were to come to Hot Springs County to take your guns, we would expel them,” said Kraushaar. “We had the issue before with the BLM. They backed off once they started. So, hopefully, it never comes to that.” and

Hot Spring County is now the second Wyoming county to adopt such a resolution along with Freemont County and Weston County.

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