Four Rhode Island Towns Declare 2nd Amendment Sanctuary

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Four Rhode Island towns have declared themselves Second Amendment Sanctuaries in the last two weeks.

Uprise RI reports that Burrillville was the first to make the declaration, followed by Hopkinton, West Greenwich, and Foster.

Video of Foster’s vote shows every town council member but one voting for Second Amendment Sanctuary status. Cheryl Hawes, the long vote opposing Second Amendment Sanctuary status, said, “Sorry, I lost all your votes.”

WPRI reports that West Greenwich also approved its Second Amendment Sanctuary status by a vote of 4-1. The one vote against Greenwich’s declaration was Council Vice President Linda Rekas-Sloan, who said, “We are a civil society. The law is what the law is, and if you want to change it, you change the people over at the state house. That’s how it works.”

On March 10, 2019, Breitbart News reported that 25 of New Mexico’s 33 counties adopted Second Amendment Sanctuary status as well.

The New Mexico counties were taking a stand to say their sheriff’s would be under no obligation to enforce new gun controls passed by the Democrat-controlled state government.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at Sign up to get Down Range at



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