FLORENCE COUNTY, Wisc. (WLUC) - Florence County is the first county in Wisconsin to become a Second Amendment Sanctuary County. The Florence County Board of Supervisors passed their resolution Tuesday night.
The Florence County Board of Supervisors passed their resolution unanimously Tuesday night. (WLUC Photo)
Florence County has made history.
"We are the first county in Wisconsin to be a second Amendment Sanctuary County which I think is huge,” said Mark Kerznar, a Florence County Citizen.
This is push-back to the red-flag legislation supported by the governor and several lawmakers. The red flag law gives power to the sheriff to confiscate a person's weapons if they're deemed dangerous.
By being a Second Amendment Sanctuary County, the citizens would follow the laws that are deemed constitutional, given and set by the county.
"You can tell tonight we had a full county board room, which usually is not the case, so there is a lot of support here,” said Florence County Sheriff, Dan Miller.
The resolution, which has a number of reasons why Florence County decided to become a Second Amendment Sanctuary County, was passed by the board unanimously.
Florence County's Board Chair, Jeanette Bomberg said she has heard no opposition to the resolution from members of Florence County.
"What this means is we listen to our residents and we feel very strongly in the right to bear arms, the Second Amendment,” she said.
This resolution will now be sent to the state capitol.
"This is what we should do is send a message to Madison, and it's going to be out to the other counties in the state of Wisconsin and you know they can do the same thing if they want,” said Sheriff Miller.
The full resolution is in the related documents section.