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 events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.

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