Gloucester leaders reaffirm commitment to Second Amendment sanctuary status

Gloucester leaders reaffirm commitment to Second Amendment sanctuary status

Hundreds gather outside the old Gloucester courthouse as supporters and opponents of making the county a second amendment sanctuary speak in front of the Board of Supervisors on December 3, 2019. In late 2019, cities and counties across the state passed resolutions declaring themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries — Gloucester County was one of them. Fearing its first resolution wasn’t enough, the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors voted last week to pass a resolution that the county would not enforce any laws passed by the federal government deemed unconstitutional. “I’m hoping we can at least send a message to Washington — at least little Gloucester County who is a mosquito on an elephant’s rear end does not want to enforce or does not want to recognize any federal laws that infringe on the rights of law-abiding citizens,” said Board of Supervisors member Phillip N. Bazzani. The first resolution passed unanimously after hundreds of citizens converged to offer vocal support. It said the county would not enforce any gun-control laws deemed unconstitutional that came out of the state legislature after Democrats took control of the General Assembly and governor’s office. The latest resolution — dubbed the “Second Amendment Preservation Act” — passed June 1 with less fanfare but had support from six of the seven men on the board. “When each of us gets elected, we swear on a Bible to uphold the Constitution of the United States. No matter which amendment it is, that’s our job,” said Robert “JJ” Orth, […]

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