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CON: Second Amendment sanctuaries are a legal fiction that jeopardize public safety
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CON: Second Amendment sanctuaries are a legal fiction that jeopardize public safety

Chelsea Parsons describes why so-called Second Amendment sanctuaries undermine normal democratic processes and leave communities less safe.

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  • Chelsea Parsons

There is no such thing as a “Second Amendment sanctuary.” This concept is a legal fiction adopted by a small minority of local leaders to undermine normal democratic processes and override the will of a majority of a state’s voters.

Any resolution enacted by a local governing body that attempts to pick and choose which state laws apply in a particular jurisdiction is at best a symbolic gesture akin to a protest sign. At worst, these resolutions undermine duly enacted state laws and jeopardize public safety.

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Chelsea Parsons

Vice President, Gun Violence Prevention