Clay County may become Florida's fourth gun sanctuary county

Clay County may become Florida's fourth gun sanctuary county

CLAY COUNTY, Fla. — Clay County could soon declare itself a Second Amendment sanctuary.

The idea was introduced by County Commissioner Gavin Rollins and if passed would make Clay the fourth sanctuary county in Florida.

Commissioner Gavin Rollins said he wants Clay County to make a strong statement about its position on guns.

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Rollins said guns are not the problem -- it’s how they’re used.

“If the federal government ever passed a gun confiscation program, we would not participate in that in any way,” Rollins said.

Amber Cochlin supports the idea. Thirteen years ago, her sister, Andrea Boyer, was raped and murdered inside the Wells Road Veterinary Medical Center in Orange Park.

Michael Renard Jackson had just been released from prison when prosecutors say he killed Boyer.

“Well if she did have her firearm on her, she probably would’ve been here today,” Cochlin said.

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Cochlin believes that gun owners should be more proactive in their support of the Second Amendment.

“There is a lot more gun-toting citizens out there that are law-abiding and will keep the crazies in check,” Cochlin said.

Rollins said that’s why he drafted the resolution.

“You heard in the presidential debates they talked about coming for people’s guns, and that’s a concern,” Rollins said.

Rollins plans to introduce the resolution to commissioners at a county commission meeting next week.