Clearwater County declares itself a “Second Amendment Sanctuary”

The Clearwater County Board of Commissioners is one of three that voted yesterday to become a Second Amendment Sanctuary county.

According to the resolution provided by Clearwater Board Coordinator Emily McDougall, the county will not use public funds to restrict the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens, and intends to oppose “any infringement on the right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms.”

These infringements could include potential universal background checks and “red flag” laws.

According to McDougall, the resolution came after a discussion last week, after hearing concerns from a family that owns a local gun shop.

Marshall and Wadena counties have also declared themselves as “Second Amendment dedicated” after votes yesterday.

See Clearwater’s resolution here: Second Amendment Sancuary County Resolution passed 2-18-20


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University.


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