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Second Amendment ‘Sanctuary’ Movement Gaining Steam in Panhandle

Second Amendment ‘Sanctuary’ Movement Gaining Steam in Panhandle
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The so-called Second Amendment Sanctuary movement appears to be gaining some traction in the Nebraska Panhandle.

Following Morrill County’s approval last month of a resolution supportive of the Sheriff if they choose not to enforce a confiscation order under any ‘red flag’ measure, representatives in more political subdivisions in the region are considering following suit.

Scotts Bluff County Commissioner Charlie Knapper this week told fellow Board members he would be bringing a resolution to the board similar to Morrill County’s, likely in March. “As I was campaigning  going door-to-door and talking to people, they would ask, Republicans would ask, if I was a Second Amendment guy,” said Knapper. “I don’t own a gun, but I’m a Second Amendment guy, and my constituents want to see the Second Amendment protected.”

Chair Ken Meyer and Board members Mark Reichert and Mark Harris all expressed at least general support for the Second Amendment during their meeting Monday night.

Meanwhile, the Mitchell City Council was scheduled Tuesday night to discuss the idea of bringing forward and such a resolution or proclamation.

Prior to the meeting, Mayor Dave Curtis told Rural Radio News if the council decides to move forward on the subject, it would likely be more symbolic than anything else.

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