Support, opposition to gun sanctuary rule

Support, opposition to gun sanctuary rule

Gun Rights

A large crowd with varying opinions on a proposed Second Amendment ordinance turned out at Monday’s East Buffalo Township meeting. Robert Inglis/The Daily Item Theresa Yerger, Lewisburg, speaks out in opposition over a proposed second amendment ordinance at Monday’s East Buffalo Township meeting. LEWISBURG — A standing room-only crowd filled the community hall at the East Buffalo Township Municipal Building on Monday as dozens of people expressed support or opposition for a suggested ordinance creating Second Amendment Sanctuary municipalities. The ordinance rejects the enforcement of certain state or federal gun control laws and would restrict the use of local government resources to abide with the higher-government statutes. By and large, supporters argued gun control measures restricting ownership for law-abiding citizens directly violates the right to bear arms granted by the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. “I support the Second Amendment,” was a refrain repeated often by the 100-person crowd’s majority. “I am a firearm owner and fully support the Second Amendment as well as the reasoning behind the ordinance,” said Anne Sloan, a township resident. Acknowledging members of the Moms Demand Action in attendance, Sloan said the collective energy of the community should be used to address addiction, human trafficking and infrastructure. “I am not the problem. These men and women here are not the problem. The firearms they own are not the problem,” Sloan said. Those in opposition said the local government has no place in diverting from the rule of law established in state and federal […]

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