The Grayson County Fiscal Court on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution naming Grayson County a "Second Amendment Sanctuary."

Passed on the recommendation of Grayson County Judge Executive Kevin Henderson, the resolution designates Grayson County as a Second Amendment Sanctuary "in order to preserve for the People of, on, and in Grayson County, their rights guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States of America" and expresses the fiscal court's intent to "uphold the Second Amendment rights of the citizens of Grayson County" and "to oppose any infringement on the right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms."

Henderson said during Tuesday's regular fiscal court meeting that he wanted to see the resolution passed because his office has recently received a number of "strange" phone calls from people questioning if a county becomes a Second Amendment Sanctuary, would that permit one to carry a firearm on an airplane or in a courthouse.

Henderson said the answer to these questions is "absolutely not."

To ensure that there would be no misunderstandings in regards to the resolution, Henderson invited Commonwealth's Attorney for the 46th Judicial Circuit Rick Hardin to speak about the matter.

Hardin said he does not want anyone to believe that the fiscal court's resolution will permit them to carry firearms into a school, courthouse, governmental facility, or any other place in which the carrying of guns has been limited by society.

"There are places where the Second Amendment does not extend," said Hardin, adding that the resolution seeks to oppose the removal of firearms from law-abiding citizens in their homes and in public. "The location of where you take guns is the only concern I would ever expect."

Henderson closed the discussion by pointing out that the county's resolution will not supercede any state or federal law that is passed, so he encouraged those in attendance to be "very cautious" of who they support at the ballot box and to make sure those individuals uphold the Constitution.

In other business, the fiscal court:

*Voted to accept bids for the repair of the Leitchfield Public Square courthouse.