MAYO — Lafayette County residents won’t have to worry about their gun rights.

The Lafayette County Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved declaring the county a “Second Amendment sanctuary” at its Dec. 9 meeting.

Lake County was the first in the state to pass a resolution declaring itself a sanctuary against calls for stricter gun control in early November, followed by Suwannee County and Marion County.

The resolutions essentially state that the county’s won’t enforce state laws that could infringe on the Second Amendment rights of its residents — the right to bear arms.

Following a motion and second to approve the resolution, Chairman Anthony Adams asked Sheriff Brian Lamb if he wanted to weight in on the matter.

“No sir, I’m all for support of the Second Amendment,” Lamb replied.

The board then approved the resolution.

The board also discussed roads within the county to consider for the Florida Department of Transportation’s SCRAP and SCOP programs. Following Public Works Director Scott Sadler’s advice, the board unanimously approved submitting projects on County Roads 536, 400 and 500.

The board had also considered County Road 411 and decided to further discuss it at a future meeting.

The estimated cost to repair CR 411 is $201,000 which will be part of the board’s decision on whether to repave the road of use millings when repairing it.

“It would be better to resurface it,” Adams said.

The board also unanimously approved a bid on the McCray grade project to Anderson Columbia, the low bidder. The bid was for $856,027.08.

Kara M. Compo is a reporter for the Suwannee Democrat, Jasper News and Mayo Free Press. Her beats include general assignment, government, politics, law enforcement and first responders. ​

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