City of Wilton now a Second Amendment Sanctuary

The city of Wilton is joining nearby counties in becoming a Second Amendment Sanctuary.

According to a release from Mayor of Wilton Jeffrey Snyder, the resolution passed council Monday.

Wilton’s Second Amendment resolution reads, “the people of Wilton… derive economic benefit from all safe forms of firearms recreation, hunting and shooting conducted… using all types of firearms allowable under the United State Constitution.”

The Second Amendment reads, “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

The resolution requests the Beltrami County Sheriff “not to enforce the unconstitutional actions of the Minnesota State Government.”

The Minnesota House recently passed two bills related to firearms: a universal background check bill and a red flag law.

The red flag law, if passed, would allow the courts to remove firearms from a person, after review of a request from law enforcement or family members that are concerned the person might pose a threat to themselves or others.

These bills have little to no chance of passing in the Republican-held Senate.

The city of Wilton joins Clearwater and Roseau counties in passing such measures.

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