Second Amendment Sanctuary Resolution Brought To Merrill City Council

Jan 13, 2020

Credit Courtesy City of Merrill Website

A member of the Merrill City Council wants that community to become a Second Amendment Sanctuary City. 

At a meeting Tuesday, January 14, the council will consider a resolution being brought directly to the council by Alderman Steve Osness. 

The resolution states it’s the right of people to keep and bear arms for defense of life, liberty and property.  It also says Merrill gets economic benefit from safe forms of firearms recreation.

The resolution claims the citizens of Merrill are opposed to any legislation considered by the Wisconsin State Legislature that would infringe on the right to keep and bear arms.

Governor Tony Evers last year called the legislature into special session to consider gun issues, but Republican leaders quickly ended the session without acting on any gun measures.

Last November, the Florence County Board passed a resolution making the county the first government of its type in Wisconsin to declare itself a Second Amendment Sanctuary County.

The resolution noted potential action in Madison that would limit a person's right to bear arms is the reason for the action.

The resolution also affirmed support of the Sheriff to exercise sound discretion to not enforce against any citizen what they refer to as an unconstitutional firearms law.