Second Amendment Sanctuary resolution delayed after public opposition

Second Amendment Sanctuary resolution delayed after public opposition

The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday postponed a resolution to make the town a “Second Amendment Sanctuary.” The vote to delay came after 45 minutes of discussion and an outpouring of public opposition. The resolution expresses the borough’s intent to uphold the right to bear arms and oppose efforts to infringe on that right. “The borough will not enforce, aid or assist in the enforcement of any laws, orders, rules or regulations past, present or future, which infringe upon the people’s right to keep and bear arms,” it reads. Supporters said the resolution isn’t meant to divide the community—it’s simply an expression of support for the fundamental right to bear arms, which they worry has fallen in the crosshairs of the Biden administration. “We’re just saying we’re not going to support efforts that are unconstitutional. And yep, at some point we might have to make a decision about that. But I think it’s pretty straightforward once you get to that point. I would rather be in a position to make that statement now, rather than when something happens and then we’re caught flatfooted not expecting it,” said assembly member Paul Rogers, who brought the resolution forward at the request of resident Mike Armour. Rogers said in an interview Friday that he views the Second Amendment as the most important amendment. “Without it, tyrants can do whatever they want in this country. Freedom of the press, freedom of religion, freedom to peacefully assemble, it all goes out the window if […]

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