Gun Sanctuary County Resolution Concerns

St. Clair County residents are divided over a recent “Gun Sanctuary County” resolution that was presented to the St. Clair County Board of Commissioners. According to District 7 County Commissioner, Bill Gratopp, the resolution was passed with the exception of the language about being a Sanctuary County.

Since the vote to pass the resolution with the amended verbiage, Second Amendment advocates have voiced concern for the altered wording. A group of more than 100 people rallied at last week’s Board of Commissioners meeting. A spokesperson for the Second Amendment March on Port Huron group, Joel Webb, stated that the purpose of the rally was to show the St. Clair County Commissioners that people in the county care about their rights. 

Webb further explained that declaring St. Clair County a “Gun Sanctuary County” would allow the county, in the event of an unconstitutional state or federal law being passed, to refuse to fund organizations that enforce those laws, which include the St. Clair County Sheriff and other police departments.

The Second Amendment March on Port Huron group brought two gun-related resolutions to the board at Thursday night’s meeting for future consideration by the St. Clair County Board of Commissioners.