Grassroots group campaigns for gun ‘sanctuary’

Grassroots group campaigns for gun ‘sanctuary’

By Mackenzi Klemann – mklemann@limanews.com LIMA — Gun rights advocates concerned with calls to enact “Red Flag” laws or expand Ohio’s “pink slip” system are pressing counties to declare themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries, but it doesn’t appear that Allen County will become a gun sanctuary anytime soon. The Allen County chapter of Ohio Stands United, a grassroots gun rights group spreading across the state, presented a draft resolution to establish a Second Amendment sanctuary within the county that was rejected by the Allen County commissioners on Thursday. “We are probably some of the safest citizens around,” said Mike Brown, one of the founding members of the Allen County chapter. “We just want to protect our rights to that Second Amendment.” Brown said the Allen County Ohio Stands United chapter has already recruited more than 200 members in the month since it was formed. Sister chapters across the state are pushing counties to adopt Second Amendment sanctuaries. And according to Ohio Stands United’s Facebook page, several counties have already done so. The group is focused on counties, Brown said, because it sees counties as a wall of defense against any gun control measures pursued by cities or the Ohio legislature. “We would like them to sign the paper saying they would be behind us,” Brown said. “They verbally told us, 100% they would be behind us, but they don’t want to sign a resolution. That would be nice, to sign a resolution stating that they’re behind us.” The Allen County […]

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