Ohio counties pursue ‘sanctuary laws’ expressing support for Second Amendment

Ohio counties pursue 'sanctuary laws' expressing support for Second Amendment

After each mass shooting in this country, there are waves of debate between those in favor of gun rights and those for gun control. This past week’s killing of 10 at a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado , was no exception, with some lawmakers demanding bans on assault weapons and tighter background checks. Meanwhile, gun rights groups vowed to shield — and even strengthen — Second Amendment protections. One tactic taken in past months by supporters, including elected officials in a number of Ohio counties: the creation of so-called Second Amendment sanctuaries . Ohio has more than 30 counties with sanctuary laws, or those expressing support for the Second Amendment. None of them are in larger, urban counties, including Franklin. Morrow County commissioners passed unanimously a resolution in February 2020 that states that commissioners "will not authorize any County Official to expend County funds for the purpose of enforcing illegal and or unconstitutional laws for ordinances that seek to limit a law-abiding citizens right to keep and bear arms." The county pledges "not to appropriate funds, resources, employees, or agencies to initiate unconstitutional seizures." Pickaway and Hocking counties passed similar resolutions around the same time. The measures largely reaffirm what public officials are already sworn to do: uphold the U.S. Constitution, including the right to own firearms. From Congress: In wake of two mass shootings, Rob Portman slams Democrats’ plan on background checks Symbolic or dangerous? Attorney Sean Maloney, who represents the Buckeye Firearms Association, says the resolutions are […]

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