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Local Sheriffs Create “2nd Amendment Sanctuaries,” Defying Gun Control

HeadlineMar 13, 2019

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that a growing number of counties across the country are joining the so-called Second Amendment sanctuary movement. County sheriffs and prosecutors in rural areas of blue states are resisting new gun control proposals by declaring they will not enforce any new laws. In New Mexico, as Democratic lawmakers recently passed legislation requiring background checks, the majority of county sheriffs reportedly vowed to disobey the new requirements. Russell Shafer, a New Mexico sheriff, told the Journal, “If a state or city can become a sanctuary for illegal immigration, then we can become a sanctuary for Second Amendment rights.” Other states where county officials have adopted or are considering Second Amendment sanctuary resolutions include Illinois, Washington state and Colorado.

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