2nd Amendment issue draws crowd

2nd Amendment issue draws crowd

Gun Rights

ESCANABA — Officials and residents shared their thoughts on a proposed resolution related to Second Amendment rights during a Delta County Board committee of the whole meeting Tuesday. Over 100 people attended the meeting, which focused on a proposal to make Delta County a “sanctuary county” for the Second Amendment. The proposal was previously discussed at the county board’s Nov. 25 meeting. At that meeting, Commissioner David Moyle shared an early draft of the proposed resolution. During Tuesday’s meeting, Moyle read an updated version. Under the resolution, Delta County would be declared a Second Amendment sanctuary county; furthermore, the board would support the county’s sheriff and prosecuting attorney in the exercise of their discretion to not enforce unconstitutional firearms laws. During the meeting, Moyle also apologized for a Second Amendment-related Facebook post he had made. In the post, he had commented on the intelligence of someone who disagreed with what he had to say on the subject. “As this started, I had overreacted to a county resident’s post on Facebook, and I wanted to let that person know — I contacted them on Messenger and apologized. I think it adds sincerity that I take my medicine in public. This is an emotional issue, so I just wanted to tell that individual again it was out of character and it wasn’t appropriate, and I apologize again,” he said. After Moyle’s reading of the proposed resolution, other county board members expressed their thoughts. Commissioner Gerard Tatrow was in favor of adopting […]

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