Exeter fails to move on second amendment resolution

Exeter fails to move on second amendment resolution

Gun Rights

EXETER – A resolution to make the Town of Exeter a Second Amendment sanctuary failed to pass on Monday, with four members of the town council staying silent after a motion was made for a vote to be taken. The resolution was put forward for consideration following Rhode Island State Senator Elaine Morgan’s request that the towns she represents–including Exeter, Hopkinton, Richmond and West Greenwich–declare themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries. In her letter, Morgan outlined why she was asking the four towns to enact a Second Amendment sanctuary resolution, stating that the legislation would ensure that any future gun-control laws that “infringe upon the constitutional right to keep and bear arms” would not be enforced. Morgan requested that they consider taking up a resolution that would give towns the opportunity to maintain their “freedom and constitutional rights” by “enforcing legislation currently on the books.” “I swore an oath when taking office to protect and uphold our Constitution from any infringements. It is with substantial consideration that I bring forth this matter of discussion based on stabilizing our jurisdictions’ ability to uphold and defend our Second Amendment rights,” Morgan wrote. “An abundance of states, counties, cities and towns across the United States have declared themselves ‘Second Amendment Sanctuaries,’ which means any gun-control laws that infringe upon the constitutional right to keep and bear arms will not be enforced.” The resolution that was proposed to the Exeter Town Council on Monday was similar to those of other towns, with one difference being […]

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