Gun rights advocates seek 2nd Amendment ‘sanctuaries’

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NEWPORT CITY, Vt. (AP) — Gun rights activists have asked town board members to create Second Amendment “sanctuaries” in Vermont. Select boards in Newport Town and Irasburg have been approached by sanctuary advocates, and arguments will be presented this week at board meetings in Barton and Holland, The Caledonian Record reported. According to the leader of Gun Owners of Vermont, the goal of the resolutions is to create litigation that would protect gun owners’ rights to bear arms. Sen. Bobby Starr, a Democrat from Troy, said the issue of more gun control pops up each year. Error 0: Cavendish, a town in Windsor County, has planned to vote on a nonbinding resolution to become a Second Amendment and Article 16 sanctuary town. Article 16 of the Vermont Constitution protects citizens’ rights to bear arms for the defense of themselves and the state. Republican Rep. Mark Highley said there will always be someone trying to add restrictions on gun rights in Vermont.

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