Town manager says Fort Fairfield’s 2nd Amendment sanctuary designation will not interfere with law enforcement

Town manager says Fort Fairfield’s 2nd Amendment sanctuary designation will not interfere with law enforcement

Maine gun rights supporters cheer at a rally, Saturday, April 14, 2018, at the State House in Augusta, Maine. FORT FAIRFIELD Maine — Fort Fairfield’s Second Amendment sanctuary designation does not mean the town will interfere with law enforcement, according to Town Manager Andrea Powers. The Fort Fairfield town council unanimously passed a resolution in late January declaring the town a Second Amendment Sanctuary for gun owners. Following the Jan. 20 decision, town councilor Bob Kilcollins, who drafted the resolution, said the town would only follow the Second Amendment, rejecting all unconstitutional state and federal gun laws. Additionally, last week, Kilcollins said police would stand with local gun owners and the town’s decision to reject state and federal gun laws because “law enforcement takes an oath to uphold and defend the constitution.” But since that time, Powers clarified the town’s interpretation of its new status. “The council’s only intention was to state that it believes in the Constitution of the United States of America and the Constitution of the State of Maine and that they will follow those laws,” Powers said on Monday. “Any citizen found to be in default of or breaking these laws will be summonsed [issued a summons] as such. “ Powers added that the town council is concerned about any unconstitutional laws. And while the U.S. Supreme Court has not ruled on what gun laws are or are not constitutional, Kilcollins pointed to extreme measure laws, gun registration and licensing laws and any laws that […]

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