In true David-versus-Goliath fashion, one small-town Pennsylvania board of commissioners has passed a resolution to stand strong against any federal law that infringes on the Second Amendment.
The resolution from Susquehanna County Commissioner Michael Giangrieco reads: "Any federal act, bill, law, rule or executive order that in any way infringes on our Second Amendment rights by attempting to reduce the private ownership of any firearm, magazine or ammunition shall be unenforceable in Susquehanna County," the Times-Tribune reported.
The resolution — admittedly, largely ceremonial — passed. Mr. Giangrieco said he was prompted to introduce it because of neighboring New York's crackdown on gun rights. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo just signed into law a restriction on purchases of ammunition magazines that hold seven rounds.
"The Constitution is in place to protect us from the government. They've got it backwards," he said, of governments that restrict Second Amendment rights, the Times-Tribune reported.
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Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She’s also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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