Burry to propose that Monmouth become a Second Amendment Sanctuary County

Freeholder Lillian G. Burry

Freeholder Lillian Burry will ask her colleagues on the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders this afternoon to join the growing nationwide movement supporting the right of citizens to bear arms by declaring Monmouth a “Second Amendment Lawful Gun Owner County.”

Burry told MMM that she will introduce her resolution at the freeholders’ workshop meeting this afternoon at 1 p.m. and ask that it be added to the agenda for the regular meeting scheduled for 5 p.m.


If the majority of the Board agrees, Monmouth will join Atlantic, Cape May, Warren, Salem and Sussex Counties in declaring their support of lawful gun ownership and their opposition to state and federal legislation that infringes on those rights, according a report at njherald.

“The right to bear arms is fundamental to our freedom, which is why our founders included it prominently in the Bill of Rights,” Burry said.  “It is incumbent on us as elected officials to stand for those rights and uphold our Oaths of Office.”

The Monmouth County 2A Sanctuary group is gathering at the Hall of Records prior to the regular freeholder meeting.

Posted: February 27th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Gun Control, Gun Rights, Guns, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Second Amendment | Tags: , , , , , | 14 Comments »

14 Comments on “Burry to propose that Monmouth become a Second Amendment Sanctuary County”

  1. M DeSarno said at 11:39 am on February 27th, 2020:

    Well done Freeholder Burry

  2. T said at 12:53 pm on February 27th, 2020:

    Please vote YES. The 2nd amendment is one of the most important freedoms guaranteed to us by our founding fathers.

    Our right to bear arms protects us far more than any “law” ever will!

  3. John said at 2:40 pm on February 27th, 2020:

    Dear Freeholders- There is absolutely no reason to pass such a senseless resolution. When so many innocent people killed in the USA every year because we do not have sensible gun laws.

  4. Tom said at 4:34 pm on February 27th, 2020:

    John, what do you propose?

  5. Pandering for what good? said at 5:31 pm on February 27th, 2020:

    Little Jimmy not only has to endure active shooter drills, but old Lil, with no kids in the school system, wants to encourage gun owners to come here. Pandering and detrimental to property values and lives.

  6. T said at 8:52 pm on February 27th, 2020:

    So glad this passed tonight! And John is wrong. Because gun control is the reason gun crimes happen! Because victims are disarmed and criminals know that.

    Laws don’t stop criminals from breaking laws. Murder is already illegal. This only hurts law abiding citizens.

    Want gun safety? Teach it to people. But don’t make it a pointless law.

    Moms Demand Action mean well but they are basing their opinions on emotions and what sounds nice in theory but never works in practice.

    Thanks to the Freeholders for voting to defend the 2nd Amendment.

  7. Typical Bootlicker said at 8:55 pm on February 27th, 2020:

    “I support our military and law enforcement, and you should too!

    Our brave men and women in uniform are protecting our precious freedoms, and I salute them whenever I see one at the airport.

    Our law enforcement officers put their lives on the line every day, and they know best. If a police officer tells you to do something, you should just do it without question or hesitation.

    That’s why I think it’s so important to preserve our Second Amendment right to buy as many guns as we want – so I am well-prepared to shoot and kill any of them should the need arise.”

    Yeah, that makes sense. Have fun with your snake flags, dummies.

  8. James Hogan said at 10:31 pm on February 27th, 2020:

    I was 15 years ahead of my time! 🙂

  9. When guns are outlawed, said at 8:11 am on February 28th, 2020:

    only outlaws ( and the government)will have guns. The best thing standing between a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. The phrases go on. What is most disturbing in this issue is the “ feel good” mentality of many liberals, that believes if you pass something, anything, to take away a right, all bad things will cease. Immature and unrealistic seems to be carrying the day, most days..

  10. Bob English said at 8:12 am on February 28th, 2020:

    How about a resolution backing the House passed bill that requires background checks on all gun purchases? That is something that an overwhelming majority of Americans are in favor of.

  11. Ok, but, said at 9:25 am on February 28th, 2020:

    as usual, that deals with legal gun purchases: the problem is mostly with the ILLegal guns trafficked on the streets, and brought over the borders, by criminals. Reality bites, but that is true. Same goes for the rapid- fire machine guns, large magazines, etc: it comes down to responsible gun ownership vs. those items obtained for criminal purposes. Whenever you strap down the legal, and say we’ve “ done something,” for false comfort, the illegal proliferates, which is why we still have to trust most law enforcement, and allow people to defend themselves, when necessary.

  12. Ps: said at 9:32 am on February 28th, 2020:

    it is silly, (and is ageism, here,) to deride an older official because they have no kids, today, in the system. Does that slam apply to young, single, or childless officials, too, who may not have their own kids?? Will wait for some others to accomplish all the real, positive things Freeholder Burry has, and continues to move forward with, in her career.

  13. T said at 10:40 am on February 28th, 2020:

    To Bob English,

    Just because some polls say a majority of Americans support something does not mean it is right, nor that it is a logical reaction. It sounds nice in theory but the government can easily make the criteria harder.

    There are already enough gun laws that do not work. So why ask for more?

    No amount of gun laws make me safer nor feel safer at all.

    You know what would make me feel safer and be safer? Having weapons so I can protect myself and others!

  14. @ John said at 11:54 am on February 28th, 2020:

    you mean like the 150 Million Biden says were killed by guns?

    BTW, remember that it’s not good gun owners that are the problem and criminals will always find a way to get a gun.

    Oh, and NJ has some of the toughest gun laws in the country already.