Gun sanctuary debate rages in Berrien County

Gun sanctuary debate rages in Berrien County

Gun Rights

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (WNDU) – Those who feel their right to keep and bear arms is under attack tried to twist some arms politically in Berrien County Thursday, asking that the county be declared a Second Amendment sanctuary. That’s apparently a take-off on "sanctuary" as it now applies to the world of immigration. The Second Amendment version would make Berrien County a place where residents are symbolically safe from the imposition of additional gun control laws. “The people who say our gun rights aren’t under attack, they may not be in Berrien County yet this minute, but our own governor, look it, she said that she’s for red flag laws, and you say they’re not under attack? You’re not looking, I’m sorry,” one Second Amendment supporter said amid applause from the crowd. The debate took place before a full house in the meeting room of the Berrien County Board of Commissioners. The crowd seemed to be divided half and half. “When I hear people say that we won’t tolerate red flag laws and so on, and so on,” said Bruce Blehart, of Three Oaks Township. “Then I have to ask myself, the Trump administration has already said that bump stocks, through the regulatory process, are not going to be allowed; are we going to say well, no, no,no, I want my bump stock, I want my machine gun? And where does it escalate to?” One speaker described the sanctuary designation as symbolic at best and divisive at worst. The […]

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