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SECOND AMENDMENT

The discussion involved a mixture of national politics and personal convictions that played out in every back-and-forth interaction.
What happened to the rights of every citizen to safely go to the store, movie, concert, church, school, etc. without the fear of being gunned down?
Our president and many of his constituents want to pass laws that do nothing to stop crime, strip away our Second Amendment rights and fund abortions with your tax money.
The amended version of the resolution ultimately gaining county board support was penned by County Attorney Don Ryan and did not include a section stating the county would use any means at its disposal — including legal action, appropriating public funds and directing law enforcement and county employees — to avoid enforcing laws it deems unconstitutional.

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At the request of county officials, the county attorney made changes to a proposed resolution to reflect the position of the Minnesota County Attorney's Association, which argued Second Amendment resolutions were unconstitutional themselves when they declared county boards would defy state law.
Written comments on declaring Crow Wing County a Second Amendment-dedicated county will be accepted through June 17.
Residents will have 30 days to share their views with Crow Wing County in 200 words or less.
Board Chairman Paul Koering cited a desire for the public to weigh in before returning the matter to a future meeting agenda.
Chairman Paul Koering’s planned motion comes after County Administrator Tim Houle read letters from six residents who support passage of the resolution during the open forum portion of an emergency board meeting April 3.
When it comes to the topic of gun control and the Second Amendment, we spend too much time arguing over individual rights and the security a handgun owner feels knowing she/he can protect herself from danger and violence in her community. We discount the fact that, indeed, private citizens who carry weapons could stop a murderous rage in some circumstances. There is no doubt in my mind that good people know how to handle dangerous weapons safely for good reasons. However, the greatest fear I have regarding this issue is the lesson I experienced from living. First, theologically, there are no good people. That’s right. Much to the disappointment of you who think so, you have the capacity to commit a murderous rage. Our churches are full of hypocrites and I am one of them! I don’t understand why I can’t do the things I want to do. And, why do I do the very things I don’t want to do? Well, let’s just say we’re not perfect. And, in order to preserve my sanity, that’s OK with me. I live with imperfections and forgiveness. So, my fear about carrying handguns is the real possibility that someone who should not have a weapon will be able to arm herself/himself to do the very thing she/he under normal circumstances, would believe inconceivable! Therefore, let’s ask personal and hard questions of those who purchase weapons. Maybe even have another person vouch for them at the time of sale. The real issue is that we are sometimes too unstable to own a gun.

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Chairman Paul Koering set a public hearing for 6 p.m. March 19 and said he would forward the resolution at the county board's March 24 meeting.
As your state representative, I have always been upfront and transparent with you about my strong support for the Second Amendment and law-abiding Minnesotan's right to protect themselves and their families. I will always vote to uphold the Second Amendment.

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