Northwest Georgia residents rally for gun rights

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, file photo, people walk through the hall outside of the SHOT Show gun show in Las Vegas. The gun industry is gathering for its annual conference, in January 2020, amid a host of uncertainty: slumping gun sales, a public increasingly agitating for restrictions on access to firearms and a presidential campaign that threatens gun rights like perhaps no other time in modern American history. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Earlier this week, five Georgia counties declared themselves "Second Amendment sanctuaries," joining a national movement to protect gun rights on a local level.

And North Georgia residents are continuing the momentum by teaming up to gather gun owners across the state.

On Saturday, the RALLY Up! Georgia group will host a pro-Second Amendment gathering in LaFayette to promote "Second Amendment sanctuaries," which have spiked nationally over the last few months with hundreds of counties and cities passing resolutions stating they will not use resources to enforce proposed new state and national anti-gun laws.

According to the National League of Cities, cities are allowed to establish priorities of law enforcement by choosing to act only on specific state or federal laws or to not fund their enforcement.

Catoosa County officials are considering the designation but have not signed or voted on any official documents.