Paid AdvertisementSecond Amendment resolutionRESOLUTION OF KANABEC COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERSmisrepresentsDear Kanabec County residents,The following resolution was adopted by the KanabecCounty Board of Commissioners on March 3, 2020. It de-clares Kanabec County as a "Second Amendment DedicatedCounty." It seems important that this document is sharedpublicly since it is representing our community. This is nota law. County law enforcement is still bound by their oath touphold federal and state public safety laws.This resolution is a one-sided example of what creates fearand division in communities. It pushes people into cornerswhere they are not willing to find a compromise on emo-tionally charged issues. Although personal firearms are thefocus of this resolution and the most controversial topicthe public safety debate, they are only a part of the solutionof keeping us safe. All of our rights guaranteed by our con-stitution do have limits.It would have been nice to have been given more lead timeand content information prior to the March 3 meeting sothat a more constructive response could have been given.What would happen if, instead, we adopted a county resolu-tion that stated generally what we ALL might want collec-tively for the public safety of our community?A safe environment to live in that encourages respect-WHEREAS, the Second Amendment of the UnitedStates Constitution reads: "A well regulated Militia,being necessary to the security of a free state, theright of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not beinfringed,"WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court in Districtof Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008), affirmed anindividual's right to possess firearms, unconnected withservice in a militia, for traditionally lawful purposes,such as self-defense within the home;WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court in McDon-ald v. Chicago, 561 U.S. 742 (2010), affirmed that theright of an individual to "keep and bear arms," as pro-tected under the Second Amendment, is incorporatedby the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amend-ment against the states;WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court in UnitedStates v. Miller, 307 U.S. 174 (1939), opined that firearmsthat are part of ordinary military equipment, or withuse that could contribute to the common defense areprotected by the Second Amendment;WHEREAS, the People of Kanabec County, Minnesota,derive economic benefit from all safe forms of firearmrecreation, hunting. and shooting conducted withinKanabec County using all types of firearms allowableunder the United States Constitution;WHEREAS, certain legislation that has or may beintroduced in the Minnesota legislature, and certainlegislation which has or may be introduced in the UnitedStates Congress could have the effect of infringing onthe rights of law abiding citizens to keep and bear arms,as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the UnitedStates Constitution;WHEREAS, the Kanabec County Board of Commission-ers is concerned about the passage of any bill contain-ing language which could be interpreted as infringing onthe rights of the citizens of Kanabec County to keep andbear arms:WHEREAS, the Kanabec County Board of Commission-ers wishes to express its deep commitment to the rightsof all citizens of Kanabec County to keep and bear arms;WHEREAS, the Kanabec County Board of Commission-ers wishes to express opposition to any law that wouldunconstitutionally restrict the rights of the citizens ofKanabec County to keep and bear ams; andWHEREAS, the Kanabec County Board of Commis-sioners wishes to express its intent to stand as aCounty Dedicated to Second Amendment rights andto oppose, within the limits of the Constitution of theUnited States and the State of Minnesota, any effortsto unconstitutionally restrict such rights, and to usesuch legal means at its disposal to protect the rights ofthe citizens of Kanabec County to keep and bear arms,including through legal action, the power to appropriatepublic funds, and the right to petition for redress ofgrievances.NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board ofCommissioners of Kanabec County Minnesota:That the Kanabec County Board of Commissioners here-by declares Kanabec County, Minnesota, as a "SecondAmendment Dedicated County:"That the Kanabec County Board of Commissionershereby expresses its intent to uphold the SecondAmendment rights of the citizens of Kanabec County,Minnesota;That the Kanabec County Board of Commissioners here-by expresses its intent that public funds of the countynot be used to restrict the Second Amendment rights ofthe citizens of Kanabec County, or to aid federal or stateagencies in the restriction of said right; andThat the Kanabec County Board of Commissioners here-by declares its intent to oppose any infringement onthe right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear armsusing such legal means as may be expedient, including.without limitation, court action.ful behaviorA need to reduce gun-related deaths among all groupsA demand for legislators to work together and findcommon ground for sensible, multi-faceted solutionsto the complicated public safety issue.That's the kind of message we should be sending to ourlawmakers.Peg and Marty Carlson, Dee Kotaska, Richard and JoyceAnderson, Laird Mork, Val Raivo, Karen and Paul Larson, Phil andBarb Schroeder, Jeanne McGrew, Gary Beckman, Dale Gagner Paid Advertisement Second Amendment resolution RESOLUTION OF KANABEC COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS misrepresents Dear Kanabec County residents, The following resolution was adopted by the Kanabec County Board of Commissioners on March 3, 2020. It de- clares Kanabec County as a "Second Amendment Dedicated County." It seems important that this document is shared publicly since it is representing our community. This is not a law. County law enforcement is still bound by their oath to uphold federal and state public safety laws. This resolution is a one-sided example of what creates fear and division in communities. It pushes people into corners where they are not willing to find a compromise on emo- tionally charged issues. Although personal firearms are the focus of this resolution and the most controversial topic the public safety debate, they are only a part of the solution of keeping us safe. All of our rights guaranteed by our con- stitution do have limits. It would have been nice to have been given more lead time and content information prior to the March 3 meeting so that a more constructive response could have been given. What would happen if, instead, we adopted a county resolu- tion that stated generally what we ALL might want collec- tively for the public safety of our community? A safe environment to live in that encourages respect- WHEREAS, the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed," WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court in District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008), affirmed an individual's right to possess firearms, unconnected with service in a militia, for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home; WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court in McDon- ald v. Chicago, 561 U.S. 742 (2010), affirmed that the right of an individual to "keep and bear arms," as pro- tected under the Second Amendment, is incorporated by the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amend- ment against the states; WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court in United States v. Miller, 307 U.S. 174 (1939), opined that firearms that are part of ordinary military equipment, or with use that could contribute to the common defense are protected by the Second Amendment; WHEREAS, the People of Kanabec County, Minnesota, derive economic benefit from all safe forms of firearm recreation, hunting. and shooting conducted within Kanabec County using all types of firearms allowable under the United States Constitution; WHEREAS, certain legislation that has or may be introduced in the Minnesota legislature, and certain legislation which has or may be introduced in the United States Congress could have the effect of infringing on the rights of law abiding citizens to keep and bear arms, as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution; WHEREAS, the Kanabec County Board of Commission- ers is concerned about the passage of any bill contain- ing language which could be interpreted as infringing on the rights of the citizens of Kanabec County to keep and bear arms: WHEREAS, the Kanabec County Board of Commission- ers wishes to express its deep commitment to the rights of all citizens of Kanabec County to keep and bear arms; WHEREAS, the Kanabec County Board of Commission- ers wishes to express opposition to any law that would unconstitutionally restrict the rights of the citizens of Kanabec County to keep and bear ams; and WHEREAS, the Kanabec County Board of Commis- sioners wishes to express its intent to stand as a County Dedicated to Second Amendment rights and to oppose, within the limits of the Constitution of the United States and the State of Minnesota, any efforts to unconstitutionally restrict such rights, and to use such legal means at its disposal to protect the rights of the citizens of Kanabec County to keep and bear arms, including through legal action, the power to appropriate public funds, and the right to petition for redress of grievances. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of Kanabec County Minnesota: That the Kanabec County Board of Commissioners here- by declares Kanabec County, Minnesota, as a "Second Amendment Dedicated County:" That the Kanabec County Board of Commissioners hereby expresses its intent to uphold the Second Amendment rights of the citizens of Kanabec County, Minnesota; That the Kanabec County Board of Commissioners here- by expresses its intent that public funds of the county not be used to restrict the Second Amendment rights of the citizens of Kanabec County, or to aid federal or state agencies in the restriction of said right; and That the Kanabec County Board of Commissioners here- by declares its intent to oppose any infringement on the right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms using such legal means as may be expedient, including. without limitation, court action. ful behavior A need to reduce gun-related deaths among all groups A demand for legislators to work together and find common ground for sensible, multi-faceted solutions to the complicated public safety issue. That's the kind of message we should be sending to our lawmakers. Peg and Marty Carlson, Dee Kotaska, Richard and Joyce Anderson, Laird Mork, Val Raivo, Karen and Paul Larson, Phil and Barb Schroeder, Jeanne McGrew, Gary Beckman, Dale Gagner

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Paid Advertisement Second Amendment resolution RESOLUTION OF KANABEC COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS misrepresents Dear Kanabec County residents, The following resolution was adopted by the Kanabec County Board of Commissioners on March 3, 2020. It de- clares Kanabec County as a "Second Amendment Dedicated County." It seems important that this document is shared publicly since it is representing our community. This is not a law. County law enforcement is still bound by their oath to uphold federal and state public safety laws. This resolution is a one-sided example of what creates fear and division in communities. It pushes people into corners where they are not willing to find a compromise on emo- tionally charged issues. Although personal firearms are the focus of this resolution and the most controversial topic the public safety debate, they are only a part of the solution of keeping us safe. All of our rights guaranteed by our con- stitution do have limits. It would have been nice to have been given more lead time and content information prior to the March 3 meeting so that a more constructive response could have been given. What would happen if, instead, we adopted a county resolu- tion that stated generally what we ALL might want collec- tively for the public safety of our community? A safe environment to live in that encourages respect- WHEREAS, the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed," WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court in District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008), affirmed an individual's right to possess firearms, unconnected with service in a militia, for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home; WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court in McDon- ald v. Chicago, 561 U.S. 742 (2010), affirmed that the right of an individual to "keep and bear arms," as pro- tected under the Second Amendment, is incorporated by the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amend- ment against the states; WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court in United States v. Miller, 307 U.S. 174 (1939), opined that firearms that are part of ordinary military equipment, or with use that could contribute to the common defense are protected by the Second Amendment; WHEREAS, the People of Kanabec County, Minnesota, derive economic benefit from all safe forms of firearm recreation, hunting. and shooting conducted within Kanabec County using all types of firearms allowable under the United States Constitution; WHEREAS, certain legislation that has or may be introduced in the Minnesota legislature, and certain legislation which has or may be introduced in the United States Congress could have the effect of infringing on the rights of law abiding citizens to keep and bear arms, as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution; WHEREAS, the Kanabec County Board of Commission- ers is concerned about the passage of any bill contain- ing language which could be interpreted as infringing on the rights of the citizens of Kanabec County to keep and bear arms: WHEREAS, the Kanabec County Board of Commission- ers wishes to express its deep commitment to the rights of all citizens of Kanabec County to keep and bear arms; WHEREAS, the Kanabec County Board of Commission- ers wishes to express opposition to any law that would unconstitutionally restrict the rights of the citizens of Kanabec County to keep and bear ams; and WHEREAS, the Kanabec County Board of Commis- sioners wishes to express its intent to stand as a County Dedicated to Second Amendment rights and to oppose, within the limits of the Constitution of the United States and the State of Minnesota, any efforts to unconstitutionally restrict such rights, and to use such legal means at its disposal to protect the rights of the citizens of Kanabec County to keep and bear arms, including through legal action, the power to appropriate public funds, and the right to petition for redress of grievances. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of Kanabec County Minnesota: That the Kanabec County Board of Commissioners here- by declares Kanabec County, Minnesota, as a "Second Amendment Dedicated County:" That the Kanabec County Board of Commissioners hereby expresses its intent to uphold the Second Amendment rights of the citizens of Kanabec County, Minnesota; That the Kanabec County Board of Commissioners here- by expresses its intent that public funds of the county not be used to restrict the Second Amendment rights of the citizens of Kanabec County, or to aid federal or state agencies in the restriction of said right; and That the Kanabec County Board of Commissioners here- by declares its intent to oppose any infringement on the right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms using such legal means as may be expedient, including. without limitation, court action. ful behavior A need to reduce gun-related deaths among all groups A demand for legislators to work together and find common ground for sensible, multi-faceted solutions to the complicated public safety issue. That's the kind of message we should be sending to our lawmakers. Peg and Marty Carlson, Dee Kotaska, Richard and Joyce Anderson, Laird Mork, Val Raivo, Karen and Paul Larson, Phil and Barb Schroeder, Jeanne McGrew, Gary Beckman, Dale Gagner Paid Advertisement Second Amendment resolution RESOLUTION OF KANABEC COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS misrepresents Dear Kanabec County residents, The following resolution was adopted by the Kanabec County Board of Commissioners on March 3, 2020. It de- clares Kanabec County as a "Second Amendment Dedicated County." It seems important that this document is shared publicly since it is representing our community. This is not a law. County law enforcement is still bound by their oath to uphold federal and state public safety laws. This resolution is a one-sided example of what creates fear and division in communities. It pushes people into corners where they are not willing to find a compromise on emo- tionally charged issues. Although personal firearms are the focus of this resolution and the most controversial topic the public safety debate, they are only a part of the solution of keeping us safe. All of our rights guaranteed by our con- stitution do have limits. It would have been nice to have been given more lead time and content information prior to the March 3 meeting so that a more constructive response could have been given. What would happen if, instead, we adopted a county resolu- tion that stated generally what we ALL might want collec- tively for the public safety of our community? A safe environment to live in that encourages respect- WHEREAS, the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed," WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court in District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008), affirmed an individual's right to possess firearms, unconnected with service in a militia, for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home; WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court in McDon- ald v. Chicago, 561 U.S. 742 (2010), affirmed that the right of an individual to "keep and bear arms," as pro- tected under the Second Amendment, is incorporated by the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amend- ment against the states; WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court in United States v. Miller, 307 U.S. 174 (1939), opined that firearms that are part of ordinary military equipment, or with use that could contribute to the common defense are protected by the Second Amendment; WHEREAS, the People of Kanabec County, Minnesota, derive economic benefit from all safe forms of firearm recreation, hunting. and shooting conducted within Kanabec County using all types of firearms allowable under the United States Constitution; WHEREAS, certain legislation that has or may be introduced in the Minnesota legislature, and certain legislation which has or may be introduced in the United States Congress could have the effect of infringing on the rights of law abiding citizens to keep and bear arms, as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution; WHEREAS, the Kanabec County Board of Commission- ers is concerned about the passage of any bill contain- ing language which could be interpreted as infringing on the rights of the citizens of Kanabec County to keep and bear arms: WHEREAS, the Kanabec County Board of Commission- ers wishes to express its deep commitment to the rights of all citizens of Kanabec County to keep and bear arms; WHEREAS, the Kanabec County Board of Commission- ers wishes to express opposition to any law that would unconstitutionally restrict the rights of the citizens of Kanabec County to keep and bear ams; and WHEREAS, the Kanabec County Board of Commis- sioners wishes to express its intent to stand as a County Dedicated to Second Amendment rights and to oppose, within the limits of the Constitution of the United States and the State of Minnesota, any efforts to unconstitutionally restrict such rights, and to use such legal means at its disposal to protect the rights of the citizens of Kanabec County to keep and bear arms, including through legal action, the power to appropriate public funds, and the right to petition for redress of grievances. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of Kanabec County Minnesota: That the Kanabec County Board of Commissioners here- by declares Kanabec County, Minnesota, as a "Second Amendment Dedicated County:" That the Kanabec County Board of Commissioners hereby expresses its intent to uphold the Second Amendment rights of the citizens of Kanabec County, Minnesota; That the Kanabec County Board of Commissioners here- by expresses its intent that public funds of the county not be used to restrict the Second Amendment rights of the citizens of Kanabec County, or to aid federal or state agencies in the restriction of said right; and That the Kanabec County Board of Commissioners here- by declares its intent to oppose any infringement on the right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms using such legal means as may be expedient, including. without limitation, court action. ful behavior A need to reduce gun-related deaths among all groups A demand for legislators to work together and find common ground for sensible, multi-faceted solutions to the complicated public safety issue. That's the kind of message we should be sending to our lawmakers. Peg and Marty Carlson, Dee Kotaska, Richard and Joyce Anderson, Laird Mork, Val Raivo, Karen and Paul Larson, Phil and Barb Schroeder, Jeanne McGrew, Gary Beckman, Dale Gagner

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