Ward County Commission tables 2nd Amendment resolution

Ward County Commission tables 2nd Amendment resolution

JIll Schramm/MDN Travis Zablotney speaks to the Ward County Commission Tuesday about a Second Amendment resolution. At least one gun rights supporter says a draft of a Ward County resolution supporting the Second Amendment needs stronger language. The Ward County Commission tabled the resolution Tuesday, postponing public input until its next meeting on Aug. 3, but not until after Minot resident Travis Zablotney voiced his concern that the proposed resolution is a “watered down” document. The commission received petitions earlier this month from residents asking that Ward County be declared a gun sanctuary county. The number of signatures on the petition currently are at around 7,000. Commissioners had directed the state’s attorney to draft a resolution to provide for Second Amendment support while upholding current laws related to gun possession by felons or others barred for legal reasons. Zablotney objected to the resolution presented Tuesday. “There’s nothing for you to vote on here because all it’s really doing is restating what our Constitution, both federally and the state, (say) is the law of the land. The resolution basically just says the Ward County commissioners are a Second Amendment advocate,” he said. “The bottom line is there is absolutely nothing in here that would resolve to defend our Second Amendment rights. The group of people that circulated and signed the petition did so on the basis that our county would defend our Second Amendment rights; our sheriff would defend our Second Amendment rights, not just agree with the federal and […]

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