Second Amendment sanctuary won’t happen in Black Hawk County

Second Amendment sanctuary won't happen in Black Hawk County

WATERLOO — The trend of counties and municipalities across the U.S. becoming so-called Second Amendment sanctuaries won’t include Black Hawk County — at least for now. Chairman Dan Trelka — the lone Republican on the Board of Supervisors — put the discussion on Tuesday’s agenda. He also made a motion to adopt a resolution affirming Black Hawk County as a Second Amendment sanctuary, but his motion died when no one seconded it. “I don’t think it should be a surprise to anybody where I stand on this issue,” Trelka said. “I’m a law-abiding gun owner. I enjoy the rights of gun ownership and I don’t want them to be infringed at all.” A Second Amendment sanctuary is a city or county that has adopted a resolution opposing enforcement of gun control laws enacted by the state or federal governments. Seventeen states, including Kansas and South Dakota in 2010 and Missouri this year, have adopted statewide Second Amendment sanctuary resolutions. Almost 2,000 counties in 17 states have “sanctuary” status, according to . As of Tuesday, six Iowa counties, including Northeast Iowa’s Hardin County, have passed countywide resolutions in recent weeks . Trelka A row of guns for sale at G & G Retailers of Davenport pictured in 2017 DES MOINES — Officials have voted to declare two Iowa counties as Second Amendment sanctuaries where any laws hindering gun rights cannot be enforced, joining similar efforts across the country and coming even as Iowa has significantly loosened firearms regulations. Republican […]

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