Commissioners Approve County As 2nd Amendment Sanctuary

Commissioners Approve County As 2nd Amendment Sanctuary

Kosciusko County Sheriff Kyle Dukes received a round of applause at Tuesday’s Kosciusko County Commissioners meeting after he declared that the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office will not support any infringement on residents’ Second Amendment rights. Photo by Amanda Bridgman, Times-Union. Kosciusko County Commissioners Tuesday passed an ordinance declaring the county is a Second Amendment sanctuary. In the ordinance, it states the county shall not comply with, assist or use any personnel or financial resources to enforce, administer or cooperate with any law that violates the Second Amendment or Article I, Section 32 of the United States Constitution. “Any law that eliminates, reduces, represses, diminishes or subverts the rights of any law-abiding citizen to keep and bear any arms, ammunition, magazines, parts or accessories of arms in any mount, size, form, capacity or function that is legal as of Jan. 1, 2021, shall be presumed to be a violation of the Second Amendment and Article I, Section 32, unless and until such time as it is rightfully and legally determined, without further right of appeal, to be otherwise by the Indiana Appellate Court, Indiana Supreme Court, the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals or the Supreme Court of the United States,” the ordinance reads. “The county supports and advocates that Indiana become a Second Amendment Sanctuary State and hereby directs the county attorney to prepare a letter to the state representatives and senators for the county in support and advocacy as such.” County attorney Ed Ormsby said Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma […]

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