Mooresville declares itself both First and Second Amendment Sanctuary

Mooresville declares itself both First and Second Amendment Sanctuary

MOORESVILLE, Ind. (WISH) — The town of Mooresville declared itself both a First and Second Amendment sanctuary town and a place against cancel culture, but legal experts have doubts about what it actually does. “This is just a product of a political environment where conservatives feel that free speech and Second Amendment rights are under assault. This is intended to make them feel better,” said Steve Sanders, a Constitutional law professor at the Maurer School of Law at IU Bloomington. In a divided vote, the council voted to be a sanctuary town for both the First and Second amendments Tuesday night. It’s the first town in Indiana to do so, though about 1/3rd of Indiana counties have made a similar declaration about the Second Amendment at this time. Town councilman Shane Williams spearheaded the resolutions. One states Mooresville will be a Second Amendment Sanctuary and will oppose any public funds being used to infringe on the constitutional guarantee to keep and bear arms. The other states Mooresville will be a First Amendment Sanctuary and opposes government actions to curtail religious liberties and promote cancel culture, specifically in reference to the pandemic. “I get tired of the solution to gun violence being punishing innocent law-abiding gun owners. I think it’s wrong. It doesn’t solve a single amount of crime,” Williams said. It led to a rousing discussion from members of the audience, even a show of hands, with most people in favor, as other councilmen probed to determine what would […]

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