Polk County GOP chairperson gathering signatures in support of a Second Amendment Designated County

Polk County GOP chairperson gathering signatures in support of a Second Amendment Designated County

An event this weekend in Mentor was held in support of Polk County law enforcement. A petition in support of making Polk County a Second Amendment Designated County also was circulated. Contributed photo Polk County Republicans have picked up a cause that was put on hold in the spring when the pandemic hit. After gathering signatures over the weekend in support of making Polk County a Second Amendment Designated County, the group aims to take the resolution before the Polk County Commission in the coming weeks. Sherry Hoaas, the chairperson of the Polk County GOP, said that, in an anxious, unsettled year, a Polk County Second Amendment Designated County resolution would aim to express a commitment to the U.S. Constitution. The resolution wouldn’t do anything by itself, she said – but should the question of Second Amendment rights ever arise in Polk County, the framework laid by the county commission’s vote would be there. "Everybody gets a little nervous, because it just seems like the Constitution is getting chipped away at," Hoaas said. "And we very much want to support the entire Constitution." Second Amendment Designated Counties, more commonly known as Second Amendment Sanctuary Counties, began gaining traction early this year after representatives of the Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus began urging Minnesotans to stand against gun control laws commonly known as red flag laws. Red flag laws give law enforcement and concerned relatives the means to petition a court to have guns temporarily removed from a person deemed to […]

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