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Grant County supports Second Amendment right resolution

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- The Grant County Board approved a resolution for Second Amendment rights.

The proposal passed 14 to two with one person absent.

The group took up the issue in a virtual meeting Tuesday.

Supporters see gun control measures like universal background checks and red flag laws as things that impede on Second Amendment rights.

"The proposed resolution is just one page long. There's nothing new in it. It doesn't add to the rights and liberties we already enjoy. It's a simple statement saying we will continue to preserve and protect them from those who would like to take them away," said Kevan Norin, a former police officer who spoke in favor of the resolution.

Some opponents worried this could be dangerous for people in the county. Others said the proposal was non-binding and not enforceable at the county level.


GRANT COUNTY (WKOW) -- A group in Grant County wants to make the area a gun sanctuary. On Tuesday, the Grant County Board of Supervisors will hear the proposal at a county board meeting.

The idea is not new in Wisconsin. Communities in Marathon, Brown and other counties have discussed or voted on the idea this past year.

People who are in favor of this resolution want to protect Second Amendment rights. They see gun control measures like universal background checks and Red Flag Laws as measures that impede on those rights. Those who aren't in favor of it worry if a gun sanctuary resolution did pass, it could be dangerous for people in the county.

A professor with UW-Stevens Point professor said this issue is all about gun control but doesn't really have legal standing.

"All state laws trump any kind of county measures," Ed Miller UWSP Political Science Professor Emeritus said.

The Grant County Board of Supervisors will hear the issue at 10 a.m. during its virtual meeting.

Jessica Porter

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