Amended Second Amendment resolution passes, but Tiverton won’t be a sanctuary town

Amended Second Amendment resolution passes, but Tiverton won’t be a sanctuary town

Gun Rights

Daily News staff writer It was a 4-3 vote, with the majority, President Robert Coulter, Vice President Justin Katz, Donna Cook and Nancy Driggs voting in favor, and Denise deMedeiros, Patricia Hilton and Joseph Perry voting against. TIVERTON — There were more people wearing different colored T-shirts in the audience Monday night representing both sides of the gun debate when the Town Council voted anew on a tweaked resolution that “declares its support of the Second Amendment and opposition to the infringement of the right to bear arms.” Gone were the words “sanctuary town.” It was a 4-3 vote, with the majority, President Robert Coulter, Vice President Justin Katz, Donna Cook and Nancy Driggs voting in favor, and Denise deMedeiros, Patricia Hilton and Joseph Perry voting against. The vote came six days after a vote last Tuesday on a resolution, proposed by Katz, declaring the town a Second Amendment sanctuary town that failed to win the majority when Driggs voted in opposition, saying after the vote that she wanted to add some language and would call for reconsideration. Instead, the second vote was put off to the next meeting, held Monday night. Language in both resolutions prohibits the use of capital funds for a building or costs to store confiscated weapons, and for the police “to exercise discretion in the enforcement of laws impacting the constitutional rights of citizens under the Second Amendment.” Driggs noted that a proposed bill at the General Assembly to prohibit the transport of a […]

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