Shawano Board Passes Amended Version of 2nd Amendment Resolution

Shawano Board Passes Amended Version of 2nd Amendment Resolution

SHAWANO, WI- The Shawano County Board voted to pass the long-awaited 2nd Amendment Resolution with some changes to the original resolution. The resolution to declare Shawano County’s Vigorous Support of the Peoples’ Second Amendment Right to Keep and Bear Arms passed on a 24-3 vote with Supervisors Kimberly Leffel, William Switalla and Joe Miller voting no. Prior to the vote, Supervisor Kathy Luepke made a motion to amend the resolution to eliminate the portion that addressed the duty of the County Sheriff in regards to enforcement. Luepke’s request to remove the second “Be it further resolved” section was approved by the board. That vote removed the section that stated; Be it further resolved that Shawano County shall not appropriate any funds for any enforcement of unconstitutional laws against the people of Shawano County, and requests the Sheriff to utilize his discretion to avoid the unlawful enforcement of any law which unconstitutionally impedes our fundamental Second Amendment right to Keep and Bear Arms.” That vote did not come without discussion. Luepke originally requested having the third piece of the resolution removed as well. That portion states “Be it further resolved, that the Shawano County Board, hearing the will of its constituents, hereby declares Shawano County to be a Second Amendment Sanctuary County.” The board was advised to split the motion for the amendment into two separate votes, one for each section. “Everyone seems to have different opinions on what sentences to leave in,” Supervisor Deb Noffke said. The board voted […]

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