Cedar County votes to become a Second Amendment sanctuary

Cedar County votes to become a Second Amendment sanctuary

Many of the handguns displayed at Mitchell Arms and Ammo fall into categories President Joe Biden has expressed interest in regulating, such as having the ability to hold a large-capacity magazine. TIPTON — Cedar County on Tuesday became the third county in Iowa to be voted a Second Amendment Sanctuary County, which codifies the county’s stance against violations of the Constitutional right to keep and bear arms. It was after much discussion, including comments both for and against the resolution, during the Cedar County Supervisors meeting that the supervisors voted unanimously to approve the resolution. Supervisor Dawn Smith said while she did not feel passionately either way about the resolution, a social media polling she did found Cedar County residents favored approval of the resolution about 6:1. “There was some concern countywide among our residents that they feel that this administration might do something to change gun laws, either by administrative rules or other things rather than taking it through the proper channels.” Smith said. “There is a push throughout Iowa, as well as around the nation, about this.” Smith said it was the first time in years that many people turned out to a supervisors meeting to give comments about an issue. The county joins Jasper and Hardin counties, which approved resolutions making themselves sanctuary counties earlier this month. Throughout the country, over 1,200 local governments have declared themselves sanctuaries from state and federal laws governing gun ownership. The resolution is not a law or ordinance and not […]

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