St. Anthony declares city as a sanctuary for the second amendment

St. Anthony declares city as a sanctuary for the second amendment

Mayor Donald Powell St. Anthony is now a Second Amendment sanctuary city, which symbolically opposes the enactment of laws from the state or federal government that infringe upon the right to keep and bear arms. The St. Anthony City Council passed a resolution declaring the city as a Second Amendment sanctuary city during its meeting Thursday night. The city joins others that have passed similar resolutions across the country, following a trend that vocalizes disapproval of laws banning the possession and use of firearms, magazines, ammunition or accessories. The resolution also opposes legislation that requires a firearms owner’s ID card or taxes the possession of firearms and ammunition. Since the start of 2020, more than 400 municipalities across 20 states have passed similar resolutions, according to The Trace , a nonprofit newsroom that covers guns in the U.S. City Attorney Bill Forsberg said the resolution is similar to cities that have passed resolutions declaring themselves as sanctuaries from immigration enforcement . St. Anthony Mayor Donald Powell said the resolution was more of a symbolic stance of city residents’ values, which Forsberg agreed with. According to the resolution, the city will not appropriate any funds for any enforcement of “unconstitutional laws against the People of St. Anthony, Idaho.” The resolution also affirms support of the St. Anthony Police Department and offers law enforcement to exercise discretion to not enforce laws they deem unconstitutional. “The question for me is not that we need it, the question is do we want it?” […]

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