Tiverton council votes to support Second Amendment, without mentioning ‘sanctuary town’

Tiverton council votes to support Second Amendment, without mentioning ‘sanctuary town’

Gun Rights

Daily News staff writer TIVERTON — There were more people wearing different colored T-shirts in the audience Monday night representing both sides of the gun debate when the Town Council voted on a tweaked resolution that “declares its support of the Second Amendment and opposition to the infringement of the right to bear arms.” Gone were the words “sanctuary town.” It was a 4-3 vote, with the majority, President Robert Coulter, Vice President Justin Katz, Donna Cook and Nancy Driggs voting in favor; and Denise deMedeiros, Patricia Hilton and Joseph Perry voting against. The vote came six days after a vote last Tuesday on a resolution, proposed by Katz, declaring the town a Second Amendment sanctuary town that failed to win the majority when Driggs voted in opposition, saying after the vote that she wanted to add some language and would call for reconsideration. Language in both resolutions prohibits the use of capital funds for a building or costs to store confiscated weapons, and for the police “to exercise discretion in the enforcement of laws impacting the constitutional rights of citizens under the Second Amendment.” There were some familiar faces in the audience and a number of people wearing yellow Second Sanctuary Coalition T-shirts returned, but this week there were several people wearing orange Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence T-shirts, and one wearing a red Moms Demand Action Against Gun Violence T-shirt. The discussion lasted more than an hour, with two more colors being noted. Resident Jennifer Rashleigh […]

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