Hancock County petition catapults 2nd Amendment sanctuary status to light

Hancock County petition catapults 2nd Amendment sanctuary status to light

Hancock County supervisors received a petition to make the county a Second Amendment sanctuary county on Nov. 22. AP photos Bud Jermeland, with other Hancock County residents, presented a signed Second Amendment sanctuary petition to county supervisors on Nov. 22. It has catapulted a trend of Iowa counties voicing support of gun rights back into the local spotlight. On Sept. 27, Hancock County supervisors held informal initial discussions on the matter, but have since taken no action. Neighboring Winnebago County became Iowa’s 18th county to declare itself a Second Amendment sanctuary county on Sept. 28. Jermeland said he collected signatures because it is vital that Hancock County get something on the books regarding this issue of federal overreach. “This should start at the lowest levels of government,” he said. “I believe we can accomplish that here. The (current) state legislature is in favor of these. They want to see all 99 counties do this. We have seen our rights threatened at the federal level.” State Sen. Dennis Guth (R–District 4) was present at the meeting. He said Iowa legislators are in the process of creating a constitutional amendment that could pass in 2022 and be on the ballot next November. He noted that a 10th Amendment confrontation on state rights could come before the courts. “We would have a very good case and standing on the federal Constitution in that challenge,” Guth said. “Making this a sanctuary county would help challenge the constitutionality of infringing upon the right to […]

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