Lake County Commission in central Florida passed a resolution to protect its residents from having their assault weapons taken away by state legislation.
Commissioner Josh Blake, who proposed the resolution, said the move was in response to mandatory gun buyback proposals made by some Democratic presidential candidates during their bids to win the party nomination.
Passed by a 4-0 vote on Tuesday, the resolution is similar to dozens already enacted by other counties and cities across country.
Blake described the resolution as drawing a line in the sand, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
He said: ‘It doesn’t mince words, and I hope it sends a message to what can best be described as the authoritarian control freaks who see it as their job to forcibly disarm their fellow citizens.’