Aroostook town declares itself a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary to preserve gun rights

Aroostook town declares itself a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary to preserve gun rights

Fort Fairfield town council member Bob Kilcollins talks Monday about the Second Amendment Sanctuary resolution recently passed in the town. Story by Kathleen Tomaselli. FORT FAIRFIELD, Maine — Within the borders of Fort Fairfield’s 78 square miles, gun owners follow only one gun law: The Second Amendment, town council member Bob Kilcollins said on Monday. After concerns about proposed gun law changes and restrictions, Kilcollins drafted a resolution, declaring the town a Second Amendment Sanctuary. And in a unanimous decision, the town council voted on Jan. 20 in favor of the move, making it among the first in Maine. “Right now, as we speak, Fort Fairfield is a Second Amendment Sanctuary,” said Kilcollins, who also owns Bob’s Sport Shop in town. “When you look at the future, I wrote up the resolution, protecting what we already have. It’s preserving our Second Amendment rights.” The Second Amendment, ratified in 1791, protects a person’s right to keep and bear arms. While not overly concerned about Maine’s existing gun laws, Kilcollins points to a federal bill, HR127, “Sabika Sheikh Firearm Licensing and Registration Act,” introduced in January by Democratic Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas. “Just read it,” he said, as others in his Route 165 shop expressed fears that new gun laws will take away the rights of legal gun owners. “The bad guys will always be able to get guns,” Kilcollins said. “The resolution protects us from bogus gun laws … these bills affect legal gun owners and there is […]

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