Roseau County Board declares its opposition to more restrictive gun laws

Roseau County Board declares its opposition to more restrictive gun laws

The Roseau County Board, from left: John Horner, Jack Swanson, Roger Falk, Russell Walker and Daryl Wicklund. The Roseau County Board has a message for the Minnesota Legislature: Keep your hands off our guns. All five commissioners voted this week to pass a resolution declaring the northwestern Minnesota county to be a “Second Amendment Dedicated County.” The resolution states that they will not allow county funds to be used to restrict the constitutional rights of its citizens to keep and bear arms, and that they would sue, if necessary, to overturn any new laws that impinge upon the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Roseau County, which abuts Manitoba, is the first local government in Minnesota to join more than 400 counties nationwide that have passed what many call “Second Amendment sanctuary” resolutions. It’s unlikely to be the last. A committee with the Clearwater County board met Friday to discuss a similar resolution, which will be on the full board’s agenda Tuesday. Commissioners in Sherburne, Marshall, Bennington and Otter Tail counties also are weighing the issue. Roseau County commissioners felt so strongly about the resolution that they voted for it without getting an opinion from County Attorney Kristy Kjos on whether it was legal or compromised the county in potential lawsuits. Kjos said in an interview Friday that she neither supports nor opposes the resolution, and that she had asked commissioners to table the matter until after the Minnesota County Attorneys Association meets next Friday to discuss its potential […]

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