Officials in Cherokee County, North Carolina, have passed a resolution declaring that they are now a “Gun Sanctuary County.”

The Cherokee County Board of Commissioners’ resolution is similar to a sanctuary city declaration — but asserts that they will not accept federal or state funds to be used to “infringe on the right by the people to keep and bear arms as described.”

In a Facebook post earlier this month, Cherokee County Commissioner C.B. McKinnon wrote that “any regulation of the right to keep and bear arms or affiliated firearm rights that violates the Second, Ninth, Tenth, or Fourteenth amendments to the US Constitution, that violates Article I, Sections 5, 16, and 30 of the North Carolina Constitution, or that violates numerous related US Supreme Court Decisions including those listed above shall be regarded by the People of, on, or in Cherokee County to be unconstitutional, a transgression of the Supreme Law of the Land and its spirit of individual sovereignty, and, therefore by necessity, unenforceable and invalid from the outset.”

The post also explained that the criminal misuse of firearms is “due to the fact that criminals do not obey laws” and is not a reason to abridge the unalienable rights of law abiding citizens.

“Therefore, the Cherokee County Government will not authorize or appropriate government funds, resources, employees, agencies, contractors, buildings, detention centers or offices for the purpose of enforcing or assisting in the enforcement of any element of such acts, laws, orders, mandates, rules or regulations, that infringe on the right by the people to keep and bear arms as described and defined in detail above,” McKinnon explained.

The Epoch Times reports that ultimately the resolution passed by a vote of 3-2. Their report also noted this is not the first county to pass such a resolution, as 25 out of 33 New Mexico counties adopted gun sanctuary measures. There are movements to do the same in Washington, Nevada, Oregon, and Illinois.