Jacksboro council takes no action on sanctuary city designations

Sanctuary city designations for different items have become a hot item of late for different municipalities and governments.

During its regular meeting Dec. 9, Jacksboro council members took no action on designating itself a sanctuary city for either the unborn and the Second Amendment. Mayor Alton Morris said he spoke with City Manager Mike Smith last week about the possibility of having it on the agenda for discussion.

Smith said some cities and counties have passed ordinances, including Jack County on the Second Amendment earlier that day, on the issues. Smith said, regardless of personal beliefs, supporting state and federal laws is important. He added he felt passing ordinances on either subject was a bad idea.

“We’re going to probably tell our employees to selective enforce on some of these,” Smith said. “I’d like to say we don’t move forward on these.”

Alderman Joe Mitchell agreed, adding, personally, he supported them both. No action was taken on either item.

For the full story, see the Wednesday, Dec. 18, edition of the Jacksboro Herald-Gazette.