Huron County set to become 16th Ohio gun sanctuary

Huron County set to become 16th Ohio gun sanctuary

Gun Rights

NORWALK — Commissioners plan to sign a resolution declaring Huron County the 16th Second Amendment Sanctuary county in Ohio. Huron County Commissioner Terry Boose said officials will sign the resolution at 9 a.m. on Tuesday at the commissioner’s office. "Assuming nothing occurs at the state level, it is our intention to move forward with it," Boose said. "If a bill or something is passed between now and then, that could change." The Second Amendment sanctuary is an idea inspired by sanctuary cities that refuse to assist the federal government in enforcing immigration laws. A Second Amendment sanctuary is a city or county that declares it will refuse to enforce any new gun control laws approved by the state or federal government. Huron County assistant prosecutor Randal Strickler said the local resolution would be more of a policy statement as opposed to approving a law. He declined to comment, however, on how the prosecutor’s office would operate under the resolution. "I’m not going to comment on that right now because it depends on what the law reads and the facts of the situation," Strickler said. "Right now, the law permits law enforcement to remove guns from people under three specific instances and set of facts. They all involve having some sort of due process, meaning a judge or somebody makes the determination that guns can be taken away from you." The Second Amendment sanctuary matter first was addressed locally at the Jan. 27 meeting at the Bronson-Norwalk Conservation Club. Boose […]

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