Commissioner Ben Grimsley asks Becker County to look into becoming a Second Amendment sanctuary county

Commissioner Ben Grimsley asks Becker County to look into becoming a Second Amendment sanctuary county

Government and Politics “There’s way too much rhetoric coming out of Washington or St. Paul every time you turn on the TV or Internet, and a lot of people are scared that the average American citizen is going to be made a felon just because they own a weapon,” one man told commissioners. Ben Grimsley After a passionate plea from a Becker County resident, the Becker County Board may consider a request to declare Becker County a Second Amendment sanctuary county. Joseph Allen spoke to commissioners Tuesday during the public comment portion of the Tuesday, Feb. 2, county board meeting. “There’s way too much rhetoric coming out of Washington or St. Paul every time you turn on the TV or Internet, and a lot of people are scared that the average American citizen is going to be made a felon just because they own a weapon,” he told commissioners. Allen said freedom of religion has been crushed by COVID-19 public health measures, freedom of the press is gone “unless you’re printing what they want you to say,” and the Second Amendment (the right to bear arms) is the glue that holds the Constitution together … take it away and the other amendments will follow.” Allen said he is a combat veteran who served 10 years in the military. “I served in the desert to protect our freedoms. I pray I never have to see the hollowed eyes of powerless people walking in Detroit Lakes.” When he got home from […]

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