Livingston County could become a 'Second Amendment sanctuary'

Livingston County could become a ‘Second Amendment sanctuary’

Gun Rights

A Second Amendment sanctuary designation for Livingston County may soon be a reality. The symbolic designation that is not legally binding has been making waves nationwide after nearly every county in Virginia passed resolutions affirming their residents’ Second Amendment right to bear fire arms and for law enforcement to not enforce laws related to gun safety. A resolution could come by Feb. 18, the next scheduled meeting of the Livingston County Board of Commissioners’ Infrastructure and Development and Public Safety subcommittee. If passed, it would be sent to the full Board of Commissioners for consideration. "Nothing has been solidified or codified at this point," said Donald Parker, R-Howell Township and county board chair. "We want to assess all the language and examine this further." He said the board wants the county’s law firm, Cohl, Stoker & Toskey, and Sheriff Mike Murphy to have input on the resolution language. MORE: Murphy, however, said his deputies have to enforce every law that is enacted, including those regarding guns and gun safety. "It doesn’t make sense," Murphy said. "Nobody’s going to come into Livingston County… (and) take their guns away. I’m not that guy." A resolution passed Tuesday by the Cheboygan County Board of Commissioners declared the county a "Second Amendment sanctuary" by reaffirming support for the amendment and to direct the county sheriff’s office and prosecutor, at its discretion, to not enforce on citizens any "unconstitutional firearms law". Commissioner Bob Bezotte, R-Marion Township, and former Livingston County sheriff, said he does […]

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