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Second Amendment Sanctuary Declaration Sends Shockwaves Across Arizona

A Second Amendment Sanctuary declaration in support of Constitutionally protected gun rights by Mohave County last November is sending ripples across the state.

Approval of a resolution by the Mohave County Board of Supervisors is prompting consideration in other jurisdictions after drawing considerable press attention and publicity.

District 2 supervisor Hildy Angius visited Prescott where the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors was to consider a proclamation that was not as bold as Mohave County's resolution.

Angus said she was amazed by the size of the crowd that showed up early for the meeting.

County Public Information Officer David McAtee said it was the biggest crowd in a decade for a Yavapai County Board meeting. He said most who spoke over a three hour period urged the Board to make Yavapai County's second amendment support stronger than was expressed by the proposed proclamation, but that it is unclear if a stronger proclamation or a resolution will be drafted by staff.

Meanwhile, District 5 state representative Leo Biasiucci is pushing to declare Arizona a Second Amendment State.

The Lake Havasu City republican has introduced the "2nd Amendment Firearm Freedom Act" in advance of the 2020 state legislative session that opens next Monday.

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