Ozaukee County Board supervisors are divided on a resolution backed by gun sanctuary supporters

Ozaukee County Board supervisors are divided on a resolution backed by gun sanctuary supporters

Whether Ozaukee County should become a Second Amendment sanctuary was at the heart of debate at the county board’s April 20 meeting when residents and officials wrestled with a resolution that asked county supervisors to reaffirm their oaths of office. The resolution states that the Constitution is essential in the role of the federal government and "defines the limitations of said government with respect to its inability to infringe upon the rights and liberties of all people." According to the resolution, "no agent, employee or official of Ozaukee County in his or her official capacity shall knowingly participate, whether by act or by omission, in conduct that infringes upon any individual’s rights, as expressed by the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the State of Wisconsin." In introducing the resolution at the county board meeting, Chairperson Lee Schlenvogt said some supervisors requested that he clarify its purpose. “This resolution that is before us is strictly for the Constitution,” Schlenvogt said at the meeting. “It has absolutely nothing to do with making Ozaukee County a sanctuary county for guns. This is strictly just a resolution protecting the constitutional rights of Ozaukee County citizens.” But earlier in the month, at the April 5 Ozaukee County Executive Committee meeting, Kenneth Watry of Saukville said during public comment, “There’s a reason why this group is here, and there’s a reason why I’m here — and that reason is Second Amendment rights.” Over a dozen people attended the committee meeting, and dozens more […]

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