Emmons County reacts to Second Amendment resolution

Emmons County reacts to Second Amendment resolution

Gun Rights

EMMONS COUNTY, N.D. – The Emmons County Commission passed a resolution at its last meeting in support of the Second Amendment in the wake of gun control laws in other areas of the country. Some say gun rights are an important issue in North Dakota. Emmons County’s commission wanted to establish its position on gun laws. "The whole intent of it is that we support the Second Amendment, but it’s not anything to be divisive or exclusionary. The intent wasn’t ever to create any kind of feeling that we were trying to supersede any kind of law," said Erin Magrum, Emmons County commissioner. He says they aren’t against any gun control laws that are already in place. The public had their own thoughts on the move. "I think it’s a good thing to protect the Second Amendment. Without the Second Amendment there is no first amendment, freedom of speech," said Perry Kimble, Linton. "Doesn’t matter what they say here. You still got the state and federal that are going to overlook you. We’re protected by the constitution," said Debbie Stoppler, Linton. The commission avoided any mention of a ‘Second Amendment sanctuary’ and clarified that they weren’t trying to create one. "It is not to be perceived as someplace you can come and possess a weapon or a dangerous weapon where it might be illegal somewhere else. We will conduct business as usual," said Sheriff Gary Sanders, Emmons County. The declaration was brought forward in the wake of recent Virginia […]

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