Carbon Municipalities Asked to Become Second Amendment Sanctuaries

Carbon Municipalities Asked to Become Second Amendment Sanctuaries

Town by town, Brandon Bell of Penn Forest Township is making his way through Carbon County, asking each municipality to consider becoming a "Second Amendment Sanctuary." "We will not enforce or put resources toward something that is unconstitutional," Bell explains this is essentially what a municipality who agrees to become a Second Amendment Sanctuary would be saying. The former U.S. Marine’s concern is potential gun control laws which could be enacted at the federal level, but be considered as infringing upon rights protected by the Constitution’s Second Amendment. "I took an oath to defend this country so for me to read the Constitution then see what’s going on around me, with people blatantly disregarding the Constitution in my opinion, that’s kind of when I decided this has to be done," said Bell. Bowmanstown adopted a resolution last month, before being approached by Bell, declaring the borough as a Second Amendment Sanctuary. "Essentially what it does within our town is our borough government will not restrict people’s Second Amendment rights within the borders of our town," said Bowmanstown mayor, Zach Snyder. Snyder says the move has been well-received by residents. "I think people even that might not choose to exercise their Second Amendment rights can appreciate the fact those rights do exist and shouldn’t be infringed upon for those who choose to exercise them," said Snyder. The mayor, like Bell, wants to make clear the resolution does not protect anyone who commits a crime. "We are not making anything legal […]

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