Hagerman declares itself ‘Second Amendment sanctuary city’

Hagerman declares itself 'Second Amendment sanctuary city'

Shooting instructor Frankie McRae demonstrates the grip on an AR-15 rifle fitted with a “bump stock” at his 37 PSR Gun Club in Bunnlevel, N.C. HAGERMAN — Another municipality in Gooding County has declared itself a “Second Amendment sanctuary city.” The Hagerman City Council unanimously approved a resolution making this declaration during its Feb. 3 meeting. This comes a few weeks after the Gooding City Council passed a similar one. Both resolutions include paragraphs stating the respective city councils “will not appropriate any funds for the enforcement of unconstitutional laws or executive actions.” But it’s unclear to what extent these resolutions are enforceable. Other city councils in the Magic Valley have decided it’s not within their purview to consider whether a law is constitutional. Wendell City Council member Rebecca Vipperman said the city attorney advised that council not to adopt one of these resolutions after a resident asked for the item to be added to the Feb. 18 meeting agenda. Vipperman said the city attorney told the council these resolutions mostly political statements without much teeth. Therefore, the council decided not to take action on the item. A resident also brought up the issue during the Jan. 19 Twin Falls City Council meeting without much success. The majority of council members said it wasn’t their place to weigh in on constitutional amendments.

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