Gun rights advocate to present ‘Second Amendment Sanctuary’ proposal to West Michigan county

Gun rights advocate to present ‘Second Amendment Sanctuary’ proposal to West Michigan county

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Charles Molina of Waterford carries a rifle at the Second Amendment March in Lansing on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (Neil Blake | MLive.com) MONTCALM COUNTY, MI — A gun rights activist later this month will make a formal pitch to Montcalm County leaders inviting them to join a growing number of Second Amendment “sanctuary” counties. The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners is giving county resident Jeff Gilmore about 15 minutes at its Feb. 24 meeting to present his position that the county should become a Second Amendment sanctuary. At the board’s last meeting in late January, Gilmore led a large group of people who petitioned the move during public comment, according to The Greenville Daily News. Board Chairman Patrick Q. Carr said inviting Gilmore to present indicates the board is interested in potentially considering the sanctuary county proposal. He said he wants to hear Gilmore’s presentation before he decides where he stands on the issue. “I sense from that there’s at least some commissioners that are open to the idea of taking up some sort of an action,” Carr said. Several counties across Michigan and the United States have taken up gun sanctuary resolutions after Virginia lawmakers earlier this year introduced gun control bills. These bills included “red flag” legislation, which allows family members or police officers to petition courts for temporary firearm removal if the person is thought a danger to themselves or others. The red flag legislation was turned down. Eight counties in Michigan so far have […]

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