Minnesota county asked to be a ‘Second Amendment sanctuary’
Jan 24, 2020 @ 3:01am
COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. (AP) — Some Minnesota state lawmakers have asked a county to declare itself a “Second Amendment sanctuary” to block enforcement of proposed gun laws that they believe would violate the U.S. Constitution.
Minnesota Public Radio News reports that the lawmakers made the request in a letter sent to Sherburne County commissioners on Monday. If the commission complies, the county northwest of Minneapolis would be the first in Minnesota to make such a declaration.
The request comes as the Legislature is expected to consider Democratic proposals for new gun restrictions. Republican legislators have responded with their own pro-gun proposals.