2nd Amendment sanctuary

2nd Amendment sanctuary

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — Second Amendment sanctuary is the name given to any state, county, or other locality in the U.S. that has adopted laws or resolutions that oppose, or purport to prohibit or impede, enforcement of certain gun control measures proposed or adopted at state and/or federal levels. Originally an outgrowth of the “constitutional sheriffs movement,” in which rural county sheriffs publicly declared a refusal to enforce new gun laws, Second Amendment sanctuaries have recently increased exponentially and now include some states with more urban and suburban demographics. The Second Amendment guarantees the right to bear arms and the same right extended to citizenry by states: the amendment is expressly for arming a government-sponsored militia. A state’s right of citizenry to bear arms is solely for the purpose of personal protection, including self-defense and defense of one’s home, family and property. At the April 19 meeting of the Berlin Township Board of Supervisors, a young man, Dalton Derrick, in the gallery of that live, in-person meeting, came forward with a petition requesting that the township adopt a resolution upholding Second Amendment rights. He informed the board that, if it did so, it would be joining neighboring Dyberry and Damascus Townships, both of which recently adopted similar (if not identically worded) resolutions, thereby presenting a united Second Amendment sanctuary front in Wayne County. “I certainly believe in this,” said Berlin supervisor Cathy Hunt. “I just want to check with Dyberry supervisors to see if they would object to our […]

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